JAPANESE FOOD CLUB, a group that tracks food trends in Japan, recently released its 2017 report.
The organization reports that in 2017, food consumption increased 5 percent across Japan, while food consumption among Japanese adults decreased by 4.4 percent.
According to the report, in 2017 Japanese consumers spent more than $5.9 billion on food and beverages.
The amount spent on food was up 9 percent from 2016, while the amount spent in food and beverage was up 2 percent from 2015.
Food consumption in Japan decreased from the prior year due to the effects of the pandemic, according to the organization.
According the report: “There were a variety of reasons behind this change, including the increasing number of Japanese families living overseas, the increasing pace of work and the rising cost of living.
The increased emphasis on dining out and shopping has also contributed to a rise in the consumption of alcohol.
The increase in food consumption is also attributable to a decrease in the amount of time spent at home and a higher prevalence of leisure activities, such as hiking and bicycling, that allow us to take advantage of food and drink.”
According to Food.com, Japan is the world’s largest consumer of packaged foods.
In 2017, more than 40 percent of the food consumed in Japan was packaged, the majority of which was imported.
In addition to the increase in consumption of packaged food, there are more opportunities for restaurants to serve Japanese food.
According to the World Health Organization, Japanese restaurants are more likely to serve food with a higher protein content, a higher sodium content, and a low calorie content.
According in the report Food.org, Japanese food is considered to be one of the most healthy foods, and many Japanese have become aware of its benefits.
In addition to providing a high-quality meal, Japanese foods are thought to have a wide range of health benefits, such an increased energy and vitality.
According Food.info, Japanese people have been eating more meat and seafood since the mid-19th century, and meat consumption in the United States has increased by more than 10 percent since 1980.
Food.com also notes that in 2018, Japan ranked as the third most obese country in the world.