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Sushi-Go-Round: Japan Tradition Served With Technology

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August 12, 2013
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With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef's knife.


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