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.