Dear International Fugu Association members,
Hello everyone, this is the IFA representative Furukawa.
The Paralympics started as scheduled,
It seems that the coronaviruses situation in various places is changing amid the flood of sports information.
I hope that the Japanese government will lift the state of emergency by 9/12. I am anxious about when the economic recovery of the foodservice industry and the tourism industry will come.
Even if you look at the trend in Europe and the United States where vaccination is advancing, as shown below, you must be cautious because you still see many people infected and facing restrictions such as wearing masks and prohibiting going out again.
1. There are two overseas promotions undertaken by the International Fugu Association in 2021.
An average of 92 new cases is reported daily in Singapore.
70% of the total population has received the new coronavirus vaccination. As it enhances safety, from August 20, Singapore relaxed traveler restrictions for visitors, who completed two vaccinations and passed after two weeks, from eight countries with a relatively low risk of infection (not including Japan), such as Australia.
Local regulation is Phase 2.
People vaccinated are allowed in a group of up to five to a restaurant. And a group tour is permitted with no more than 50 people.
From September 18, the immigration restrictions between Japan and Singapore will be relaxed. Still, after returning to Japan, there will be a 1-2 day quarantine for the designated hotel and a 2-week public transport restriction.
Therefore, if the situation in Japan improved, the immigration restrictions would be eased, and the possibility of business travel increased.
This year, I would like to persist to promotion by traveling to the site.
The number of infected people in Malaysia is rising, with an average of 21,412 new cases reported daily.
Therefore, overseas travelers other than family members are prohibited from entering the country in principle.
According to local information, the lockdown has continued for a long time, but it has not improved the situation.
Meanwhile, from August 20, people vaccinated twice and passed 14 days were allowed to use the restaurant and other facilities. Still, due to the obligation of employees to vaccinate, lively business is yet to be seen.
While the prospects for travel are uncertain, both Malaysia and Japan are in poor condition, so we must consider promotions like what we did last year.
2. Introduction of Tom Asakawa's books
Mr. Tomohiro Asakawa, also known as Tom Asakawa, was a fishery trade officer in the Commercial Section of the US Embassy in Japan for many years. Since the association's establishment, he has been an advisor, participating in negotiations with various ministries and agencies and promoting and translating to overseas media.
After retiring from the US Embassy, he used his extensive experience in fisheries trade from an international perspective. He contributed the column "World Fisheries Circumstances" in a fishery industry newspaper for five years.
This time, his columns will be published in a commemorative publication as "Tom Asakawa's World's Fishery Circumstances" (Paperback version, 180 pages, 1200 copies).
His books cover valuable information for understanding the world's fishery trade, including Japan and the United States, and give you an idea of the world's fisheries situation.
This time, the book will be on sale for ¥ 5,000 (including tax and domestic shipping), and up to a limited number of 15 books will be on sale.
Scheduled to be shipped around December.
If you want the book, please reply by 9/30.
3. The 23rd Edition of Japan International Seafood Show
Event name: 23rd "Japan International Seafood Show"
Event Dates: November 8th (Monday) to 10th (Wednesday), 2021
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight South Exhibition Building
Exhibit scale: 550 booths
Exhibition fee: 1 booth (2.0m x 2.0m) 110,000 yen excluding tax
Request for materials: https://www.seafood-show.com/japan/contact/
Exhibition application: https://www.seafood-show.com/japan/apply_exhbit/
The 23rd "Japan International Seafood Show" will be held for three days from November 8th (Monday) to 10th (Wednesday).
The seafood show was postponed to November due to the conflict with the Olympic Games.
Although it is just before the busy season in the Fugu industry, we would like to organize the same Fugu pavilion as last year.
We can also handle remote exhibitions and consignment sales for those who want to participate but have no booth attendees.
By the time of the event, the first vaccination rate is expected to exceed 80%, and the second vaccination rate exceeds 70%.
From this figure, many exhibitors, visitors, and stakeholders will have been vaccinated. And on top of that, wearing masks, the use of alcohol disinfection, the body temperature check, and active ventilation, we believe that it will be possible to hold the event more safely than usual by ventilating so that you can feel the pleasant sea breeze in November.
Let's participate together as an opportunity for sales promotion in post-COVID-19. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
4. Foreign Fugu dishes
Pufferfish in Foreign Cuisine.
This foreign-style Fugu dish is Singapore's "Fish Head Curry."
Separate the head from cleaned Fugu. Remove the brain (non-edible part) from the head.
Prepare larger head as possible.
The soup stock is said to come out well when simmered with the fish head.
Fugu's backbone makes richer broth, so I put it together with the head.
Singaporeans don't like the smell of fish, so add a lot of ginger and garlic.
The rest is onions.
Ideally, the curry sauce should contain a lot of spices.
For example, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, coconut milk (use a lot), oyster sauce, nam pla, salt, canned tomatoes and potatoes.
Of course, long-grain rice is the best.
The local fish head curry looks like this
Best match with Tiger Beer. ❤
I want to eat it soon in Singapore!
Let's do our best to overcome the coronavirus!
We look forward to your continued guidance and encouragement.