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Japanese shun U.S. beef, eat Australian

27 March 2006

TOKYO - Kenji Miyoda, savoring a bowl of rice topped with beef from Australia, raw egg and spicy sauce, believes Australian beef is far safer than American beef.
"It tastes OK, it's cheap, and it fills me up," the 27-year-old banker said gobbling down his 450 yen ($4) meal at Sukiya, a nationwide chain that placed a full-page newspaper ad to declare it's opposed to serving U.S. beef because of safety concerns.

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