Eels are a prized summer delicacy in Japan. On what is traditionally referred to as the “day of the ox” in summer, the second of which for this season falls on Wednesday, Japanese people often eat eel, typically grilled with sweet soy sauce. Photo: Kyodo

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Eels are a prized summer delicacy in Japan

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Eels are a prized summer delicacy in Japan. On what is traditionally referred to as the “day of the ox” in summer, the second of which for this season falls on Wednesday, Japanese people often eat eel, typically grilled with sweet soy sauce. Photo: Kyodo
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