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Japan
Lucky Fish:
Scallops

Scallops are a mainstay of Japanese new year cuisine because they are considered a symbol of “smooth sailing” as their fan-shaped shell resemble a sailboat riding across the ocean.

Scallops are rich in iron, zinc, and other minerals as well as vitamin B. Of particular note is taurine, which is able to activate the liver in order to aid in recovery from fatigue. Since it is water-soluble, scallops are recommended as an ingredient in stews, soups, and other dishes with broth.

Japan
Lucky Fish:
Yellowtail

In Japan, yellowtail is nicknamed “出世魚Shusseuo” (Promotion Fish) as it is given a new name at each stages of growth, and thus revered as a mascot for “success”.

Yellowtail oil is rich in DHA and EPA. It works to activate the brain and prevent lifestyle-related diseases. Yellowtail is also rich in niacin, which activates the enzyme that decomposes alcohol. It may be a good combination to have yellowtail with drinks.

Japan
Lucky Fish:
Sea Bream

Sea bream is a symbol of “longevity and wealth”. Considered a congratulatory blessing, it is a highly popular dish at celebratory occasions in Japan.

Sea bream is a low-calorie white fish recommended for modern people who tend to consume too many calories. It also contains large amounts of aspartic acid, which is believed to be effective at increasing one’s resistance to fatigue. Vitamin B₁ is also effective at maintaining the health of the skin and mucous membranes and is recommended for preventing colds.

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  • Lucky Fish: Scallops - 30 seconds

  • Lucky Fish: Scallops - 15 seconds

  • Lucky Fish: Yellowtail - 30 seconds

  • Lucky Fish: Yellowtail - 15 seconds

  • Lucky Fish: Sea Bream - 30 seconds

  • Lucky Fish: Sea Bream - 15 seconds

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The above is the information as of the beginning of July 2020.
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