Japanese food event held at the International Media Center
May 27, 2016
1. In conjunction with the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, Japanese dishes made from fresh ingredients—primarily from the Mie Prefecture area—were served at the dining hall of the International Media Center (IMC) Annex in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, in order to showcase the appeal of Japanese cuisine.
2. In addition, an exhibition was held depicting the food culture of Japan. The exhibition presented the characteristics of Japanese cuisine, how Japanese cuisine won widespread popularity and has been handed down from generation to generation, and how the techniques developed over the course of Japanese food history have contributed to the dietary habits of people around the world, including in developing countries, as well as that of the Japanese.
3. Furthermore, presentations were given regarding Japanese food products and Japanese alcoholic beverages, in accordance with the following schedule.
May 25 Evening : Tasting of alcoholic beverages produced in Japan (National Tax Agency, Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau, Fukushima Prefecture) May 26 Afternoon : Serving of Ise tea (Mie Prefecture) Tasting of Misomaru (miso balls) (Trantan Network [30ans] Newspaper Co., Ltd.) Tasting of Smile Care Foods (House Foods Corp., Kewpie Corp., Maruha Nichiro Corp.) Evening : Tasting of alcoholic beverages produced in Japan (National Tax Agency, Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau, Fukushima Prefecture) Tasting of beef produced in Japan (Matsusaka beef) (JA-ZENCHU [Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives]) May 27 Afternoon : Tasting of Smile Care Foods (EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) Tasting of functional display foods (NARO [National Agriculture and Food Research Organization], Ehime Beverage Inc., Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd., Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.)
(Reference 1) International Media Center (IMC)
IMC is a comprehensive facility set up at Mie Prefectural Sun Arena for the purpose of Summit coverage, providing a work area for journalists.
(Reference 2) Smile Care Foods
Smile Care Foods are nursing care foods that are served to persons with eating difficulties related to chewing, and persons requiring nutritional support.
(Reference 3) Functional display foods
Functional display foods registered with the Consumer Affairs Agency, demonstrate the functions (usefulness or suitability for maintaining and promoting health) on product packages with a scientific basis.