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Eat! Meet! Japan 2020 Winners
Spanning 11 prefectures across Japan, discover this year’s award-winning food experiences.
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WHAT IS EAT! MEET! JAPAN?
Eat! Meet! Japan is a project that recognizes and promotes the best Japanese food experiences nationwide. Commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), the project aims to encourage repeat visits to Japan, providing an environment where foreign tourists can continue to have unique Japanese food experiences even after multiple visits to Japan.

These fifteen Eat! Meet! Japan winners for 2020 represent eleven prefectures of Japan. The judges selected a diverse range of experiences, but they all have one thing in common: bringing people together through food and providing a window into the culture of the area represented. During these award-winning experiences, Japanese food is a gateway into topics like history, spirituality, sustainability, local agriculture, and craftsmanship.

EAT! MEET! JAPAN 2020 CONTEST
During the contest application period, from June to August 2020, there were a total of 225 entries. Of these, fifteen experiences were awarded prizes. The winners received professionally produced promotional videos, social media marketing, exposure on the byFood booking platform, and mentoring from commercialization experts.