New Video Series: Japanese Wagyu by the Embassy of Japan

Oct 23, 2020


The Embassy of Japan, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, is currently creating a 4-part video series on the essence of enjoying premium Japanese Wagyu beef. The videos will introduce viewers to world-renowned chefs as they bring out the best flavors of Japanese Wagyu beef, including its highly prized fat marbling.

Part One, available below, features chef and owner Yuh Shimomura of Nasime, an authentic Japanese restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Chef Shimomura captures the best aspects of Wagyu beef by using a unique method of Japanese culinary techniques designed to preserve the natural qualities of the fatty meat. As he says, “I’m not cooking Wagyu beef. I’m trying to support and enhance the original flavor of Wagyu beef.”

About the Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC)

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. Their goal is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, exhibits, events, educational services, and programs to the American public.