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Japanese cuisine added to Unesco 'intangible heritage' list

5 December 2013 Last updated at 16:43 GMT

The United Nation's cultural organisation has added traditional Japanese food to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

It is hoped the accolade will help preserve Washoku - the name used to describe all types of Japanese dishes such as sushi - as traditional dietary habits die out in the country.

Russell Trott reports.