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The president of casual Japanese chain restaurant Kappa Sushi resigned yesterday in the wake of a data-theft scandal that has rocked the world of sushi trains. The president, Kobi Tanabe, was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on September 30 on allegations of violating Japan’s competition laws. Before he …

  1. deadlockvictim Silver badge


    Just so that people are aware: 'sushi' is vinegar'd rice. That's what the name means in Japanese. 'Su' is vinegar made from rice-wine.

    Raw fish (aka sashimi = 'cut meat') is often found on sushi but is by no means a requirement. Think of it like butter in a sandwich. It's usually there but a sandwich without butter is still a sandwich [1]

    Nor is the dried seaweed (Nori) a requirement either but it is also often found on sushi. Nori allows for sushi to be eaten with the fingers.

    [1] The Swiss singer Mani Matter has a good song about the dialectics of sandwiches.

    1. Arthur the cat Silver badge

      Re: Sushi

      Personally I tend to prefer sashimi to sushi. Eating raw octopus has the added fun of watching other people's reactions.

      Now I'm feeling hungry.

      1. MiguelC Silver badge

        Re: Sushi

        Do you mean the little live ones?

        Personally, I'm not very fond of sticky food

        [Yes, I know it's a Korean delicacy, not a Japanese one]

        1. Arthur the cat Silver badge

          Re: Sushi

          Do you mean the little live ones?

          The big ones with large suckers. Absolutely freaks some people out. Tasty too.

          1. Dante Alighieri

            Re: Sushi

            But the blue ringed ones have such tingly after taste

  2. Coastal cutie

    Did someone maki him do it - I'll get my coat.....

  3. TRT Silver badge

    I think we need to ask...

    did he steal RAW files?

  4. Spasticus Autisticus

    That's it then - Yankification of El Reg complete. Bye bye £ to $ conversion (or vice versa) - just dollars now.

    As Professor Myang Li might ask - does it float or does it sink? :)

    1. BenDwire Silver badge

      I feel your pain, and grieve in our loss.

      At least most Brits can do the conversion in their heads, although it does seem to be a bit of a wildly moving target lately ...

      1. Dante Alighieri


        1-1 is quite easy...

        It's been around for a long time looking at US imports too

    2. sundog

      Float or sink?

      Bread. Apples. Very small rocks. Cider. Gravy. Terry's Mum. Churches! Lead.

      A DUCK!

  5. Anonymous Coward

    So now

    Kobi Tanabe sleeps with the fishes.

    1. Sceptic Tank Silver badge

      Re: So now

      He got caught in the law enforcement agencies' net but he's just a small fish in a big pond. Maybe he had bigger fish to fry.

      Thanks for trawling through my comment.

      1. TRT Silver badge

        Re: So now

        Soy long and thanks for all the fish?

  6. steviebuk Silver badge


    ...he leave the data on the conveyor-belt?

    I'll get my coat.

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