Thursday, September 27, 2012

JJ / Japanese own Japanese restaurants.

 I was watching Youtube and thought. This bideo was in Japanese but the title was "protect Japanese sushi culture."
You have to eat good sushi, real sushi. So I write this.
I let you know Japanese own Japanese restaurants list.

Waraku  I-85 North Suwanee
Bule fin Sushi  I-85 North Duluth
Tokyo Shokudo  I-85 North Duluth
Tanaka Restaurant GA400 Roswell
Circle Sushi GA 400 Northridge
Bishoku I-285 Sandy Springs
Ege I-75 North E Cobb
Yakitori Jinbei  I-75 North Windy Hill
Umezono I-75 North Windy Hill
Sushi no Bo  I-285 Cobb
Taka  Buckhead
Tomo Buckhead
Rusan's Buckhead
Shoya Doraville
Rusan's Midtown
Sushi Hayakawa
Nakato Restaurant
Sushi Yoko

I think we have more than 150 sushi places in metro Atlanta but only 18 places are owned by Japanese.

I don't say all are good. I just list Japanese owners.

Uni with something, why not?

This is Uni with Ankimo, Monkfish liver pate, Why not? It's good.
And Uni with Toro Sashimi. Why not? This is really good.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Taka Update September 26, 2012

 Taka Update September26, 2012

Fish delivery and more

It’s finally, we got good tuna yesterday. I posted the picture on my blog. Our supplier did not expect until they cut this tuna. I had a phone call from my sales person in the morning.  I can make tons of Negitoro Don for you. All other fishes are fine,

Weight Control and Golf

I went to Eastlake GC on Sunday. I did not see many people. They just followed Tiger Woods. I felt sad this was Top 30 players championship and not many people to see it.
Golf is still minor sports if we compare NFL, MLB, NBA.

2011 seafood catch largest in nearly two decades

This is from CNN. U.S. fishermen recorded their largest catch since 1994 last year, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency said Wednesday that American commercial fishermen landed 10.1 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2011, a haul valued at $5.3 billion. That's an increase of 1.9 billion pounds and more than $784 million from 2010.
Christine Patrick, a spokeswoman for the NOAA, said the strengthening of the federal law on fisheries management in 2006 had been key to improving volumes. She also credited improvement in real-time monitoring systems that allow fishermen to stay within catch limits.
Yet even with the improved catch last year, the U.S. still imported about 91% of the seafood consumed in the country in 2011, the report said. Globally, seafood trade volumes and values hit new highs in 2011, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. These totals are expected to continue rising, with developing countries accounting for the bulk of world exports, the organization said.
The U.S. was responsible for roughly 3% of the global seafood catch in 2010, trailing China at 35%, India at 6% and Indonesia at 5%, the NOAA said.
China is invading Japanese territory recently. One of reason is fish. They need to feed protein for people in mainland. They almost caught all fishes around seashores and go far from coast now. We need to stop it. If Japan fights against China, Japan wins. The reason is very simple. Japanese high technology weapons defeat weapons made in China. It sounds like joke but true. We know well about what is made in China.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Good tuna is coming back!

We never know. I thought I could not get good tuna this week. I just got a phone call from our supplier this morning. They were cutting tuna and surprised with good condition,
I just ordered 15-20 lbs initially. So, I changed to 35 lbs.
This is stomach side with oh-toro.

Toro part is very thick.
I can make a lot of Negitoro Don. Many customers asked me about this dish.
And I said we did not have good tuna for Negitoro Don.
But we have it now.

No more curtain?

This is our new style. I took all curtains away.
Why? We had Fire inspection last week.
We had Fire inspection before we opened in 2002. And this is 2nd times after that.
The inspector said that our curtains were not fire resistant and need to spray for resistant or need to buy fire resistant curtains.
So, what was the easy solution? "Just take it."
It looks bigger and wider.
O ordered fire resistant curtains online. But these are placed in front of bathroom and kitchen.
And I paid $400.
We also need to change EXIT sign and more things come out.
She will come back next week.  I need to prepare for it.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Next week is Ryder Cup!

Are you ready for Ryder Cup?  I am ready. One of customer gave me. her law firm sponsors Ryder Cup.
Connection is important, isn't it!
I am not going to Chicago. I make sushi for you next week. Please do not worry about me.
I am always be there.

It's back! Menchi Kastu Burger

Some people asked me this. I sold this burger last year, maybe.
And it's back. It is on the menu but very limited.
We sell this menchi kastu burger on Friday and Saturday only.
And it is from 5:30pm to 7;00 pm only.
I don't think this is healthy but tasty. So, it's OK.
I don't use frozen pate. I make it fresh and we make after we get order.
Japanese like this. Menchi kastu is crispy fried beef and vege pate.
We have katsu sand witch in Japan. It's almost same.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

50% of Americans will be overweight in 2030?

This is true.
Look below. It is in Japanese. But there are 3 lines. all lines show the propotion of overweight.
The top is USA. It was only 15% in 1978. But 33.8% in 2008.
The middle is UK. It was 7.0% in 1980. But 24.5% in 2008.
The bottom is Japan. It was 2.1% in 1978. And 3.4% in 2008.

Study Predicts 50% of U.S. Adults Obese by 2030, TrekDesk Offers Potential Solution
America’s waistlines are expanding at such a rapid rate that one in every two adults will be obese by they year 2030. TrekDesk Treadmill Desk urges Americans to join their Movement Revolution to reverse the trend.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Ask any American about the greatest threats to their nation and you get a laundry list ranging from unemployment, poor schools, drugs, illegal immigration to terrorism. Not on the list and not once mentioned in the past year’s political debates lies the largest looming threat to America’s security, economy and overall quality of life: obesity. According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 50% of American adults will be obese by the year 2030. TrekDesk Treadmill Desk hopes to expand its Movement Revolution to prevent this dire prediction from becoming reality.

The report entitled “F as in Fat” begins with the CDC’s findings earlier this year that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children (age: 2-19) are currently obese. The report extrapolates state by state statistics and predicts that no state will have an adult obesity rate less than 44% by 2030 and 13 states are predicted to exceed 60%.

The impact on this rise in obesity is cataclysmic. Diabetes cases will rise to 7.9 million new cases per year along with a 5-fold increase in annual cases of chronic heart disease and stroke above current levels.

The economic impact is dire as well. Obesity related diseases already account for $147 billion of an annual $2.7 trillion health care budget (17% of our GDP). It is predicted that the cost of obesity will add another $66 billion per year to the health care tab.

Will this prediction become reality? Most experts agree that if we stay on our current path that it will but hold out hope that specific interventions can change the dynamic in short order. While Americans seem to be addicted to a multi-billion diet industry little attention has been paid to their lack of activity.

“Simply doubling the steps an average American walks per day would have a tremendously positive effect on obesity and related diseases. Walking 10,000 steps per day has been shown to reduce the risk of initial heart attacks by 90% and stroke by 70% in previous studies,” stated Steve Bordley, championing a Movement Revolution through his firm TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “Sometimes when the solutions are right in front of us, we tend to push them to the side. Walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day would have a dramatic impact on the health landscape of our country.”

CDC made a good one. Look at below.
↑ 1985-2010年における、アメリカ各州のBMI値30.0以上の大人の割合

Taka Update September 19, 2012

 Taka Update September 19, 2012

Fish delivery and more

Tuna situation is same as last week. I asked our supplier for this issue. The reason we cannot get good tuna is very simple. It is hurricane. Many tropical storms are available around central Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen don’t want to die for it. That’s why. I can tell it. We could get good tuna before Issac came to Gulf of Mexico. After Issac, everything had changed. We could net get good tuna.
Other fish are fine. Uni is available and quality is getting better.


Weight Control and Golf

I lost my weight very at moment. That was Monday morning after 2 days of Japan Fest event. It was 168.4 lbs. I really worked hard last week. 4 hours sleep on Friday night, 5 hours sleep on Saturday night. And I lost 3 lbs. But it came back to 170.2 lbs this morning. I feel fine with this weight.
No play golf last weekend, and I will not play this Sunday. I met Dustin Johnson yesterday. He looked good.


After No more Highchair

People still bring their babies or kinds. They bring their tools and make comfortable their kids. The only a couple came and left because of no highchairs.
So, it’s same and does not matter. They don’t like babysitting and bring their families.
Babies cry and scream before 7pm. That’s why we do happy our and reduce drink prices.


Safety Monitoring of Drugs Receiving Pediatric Marketing Exclusivity

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modernization Act provided for an additional 6-month period of marketing exclusivity to companies that perform pediatric drug trials in response to an FDA-issued written request. Because many safety concerns cannot be detected until after the introduction of a product to a larger and more diverse market, the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act required the FDA to report to the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) on adverse events occurring during the 1-year period after granting pediatric exclusivity. We sought to describe the PAC’s recommendations made in response to safety reviews informed by data from the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System in 67 drugs granted exclusivity.

PAC meetings and data presented by the FDA for all drugs were reviewed from June 2003 through April 2007. We divided the drugs into 2 groups: those that were returned to routine adverse event monitoring and those that had specific PAC recommendations.

Forty-four (65.7%) drugs were returned to routine monitoring for adverse events. The PAC, sometimes working with other advisory committees, recommended label changes for 12 (17.9%) drugs, continued monitoring for 10 (14.9%), production of MedGuides for 9 (13.4%), and an update on label changes resulting from discussions with the sponsor for 1 (1.5%) drug. Some drugs had more than 1 action. Several of the adverse events revealed during this process were rare and life-threatening.

Safety monitoring during the early post-marketing period is crucial to detect rare, serious, or pediatric-specific adverse events. Fortunately, the majority of drugs given exclusivity had no adverse events of a frequency or severity that prevented a return to routine adverse event monitoring.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taka Update September 12, 2012

Taka Update September 12, 2012

Fish delivery and more

Tuna supply is not great. We deal it with yellow fin tuna. It was very good in August. But this month is not same as last month.

One of good news is uni. It is available now.

Sanma season is just started. We had the first shipment last week. The size was big and taste was great. Sanma, saury is typical autumn fish for grill. It is blue skin fish and has EPA and DHA a lot.
Sannma Fresg Sanma

 さんまの塩焼き・ためしてガッテンSanma Shioyaki, Grilled sanma

Weight Control and Golf

It was not bad last week. I played with Japanese Chamber commerce people. I shot 87. I missed many birdie or par putts. But I still got 2 birdies. I cannot play this weekend and next weekend.

My weight issue is same, it is still 170 lbs. It is just like slow moving hurricanes, stay at same place for a while.

No more Highchair

We dumped 2 of highchairs at the end of last month. Can I say it “Finally”? We have been Buckhead Family Sushi restaurant since 2002. Now, we can say Buckhead Sushi restaurant. Some customers are very happy with this.


Food stamp spending has doubled during Obama's four years - $75.7 billion now spent each year
New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known more popularly as "food stamps," reveals that more people than ever are now taking handouts from the federal government to buy food. According to the latest figures, about 45 million individuals living in America are now enrolled in the food stamp program, which is more than double the number that were enrolled in 2003.
The same data, which was compiled for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2011, shows that total expenditures for the food stamp program have also reached a record $75.7 billion, which is almost double the amount from just three years prior in 2008. The redistribution of taxpayers' wealth via the food stamp program is now the single largest annual expense in the USDA's budget, a serious point of contention in the current political circus.

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure, improves vascular function to lower heart attack and stroke risk

Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults have high blood pressure or hypertension that places them at much higher risk for disease progression.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published the result of a study showing the importance of supplemental vitamin C to lower blood pressure in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Lead study author, Dr. Peter R. Miller commented "Our research suggests a modest blood pressure lowering effect with vitamin C supplementation," noting that vitamin C taken at higher doses than suggested by the recommended daily requirement effectively lowers blood pressure enough to lower risk of a heart attack or stroke.
The study involved a meta-analysis of 29 randomized, controlled and previously published clinical trials that reported systolic or diastolic blood pressure values and also compared vitamin C intake to a placebo. Many nutrition experts believe that large amounts of vitamin C, an essential micronutrient found primarily in fruits and vegetables, could lower blood pressure, but a formal study to test this hypothesis has been lacking.
The researchers found that taking an average of 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily, about five times the recommended daily requirement, reduced blood pressure by 3.84 millimeters of mercury in the short term. Among those diagnosed with hypertension, the drop was nearly 5 millimeters of mercury. While these results may not sound dramatic, they can be sufficient to dramatically lower cardiovascular and stroke risk for the millions of adults diagnosed with mild hypertension.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Taka Update September 4th, 2012

 Taka Update September 4, 2012

Fish delivery and more

We open the business after 3 days mini vacation. But the atmosphere is not great. First of all, there is no good tuna. And there is no uni. It is always same after holidays.I think everything is back to normal next week.
Japanese fish is coming on Thursday as usual.

 Weight Control and Golf
This is very unusual. I did not play golf last weekend. I just practiced at my backyard.
I had visitors from Japan and took care of them.

America’s Best Places to live
This is from Money September 2012. Top 10s are below.
1, Carmel Ind.
2, McKinney Texas
3, Eden Prairie Minn.
4, Newton, Mass.
5, Redmond, Wash.
6, Irvine, Calif.
7, Reston, Va.
8, Columbia/ Ellicott City, MD
9, Overland and Park Kans.
10, Chapel Hill, NC

I tried to find some cities in GA. I could not find in Top 100. AL is also not selected.

 Home Cooking Increases Longevity, Cambridge Study Shows
For those of you who use your stove for shoe storage, nota bene: all that wasted time with an inactive kitchen could be shortening your lifespan. In fact, a new study found that people who cook up to five times a week were 47 percent more likely to still be alive after 10 years.
“It has become clear that cooking is a healthy behavior," said lead author Professor Mark Wahlqvist in a statement. "It deserves a place in life-long education, public health policy, urban planning and household economics."

The research team, made up of Taiwanese and Australian researchers, published their work in Public Health Nutrition, a Cambridge University journal after looking at a group of 1,888 men and women over age 65 who lived in Taiwan. At the start of the study, they interviewed each participant about several lifestyle factors, including cooking habits, household circumstances, shopping habits, diet, education, transportation and smoking.
During the initial survey, researchers found that 43 percent of participants never cooked, while 17 percent cooked one to two times per week, 9 percent cooked three to five times in a week and 31 percent cooked five or more times a week.

After 10 years, they followed up to see how many of the participants had died. They then matched lifestyle answers to the 1,193 participants who remained alive. The researchers discovered that frequent cooking was associated with survival. Also associated? Grocery shopping, taking public transportation, not smoking, and being a woman. Frequent cooking -- and survival -- was more common among women and most profoundly among unmarried women, though also among women with families.
There were limitations to the study: women generally live longer than men and, for cultural reasons, women were more practiced at cooking than men. Additionally, those who remained healthy were more able to perform errands related to cooking, like shopping for food, walking and taking public transportation. The truly ailing wouldn't be able to cook because of their health -- not the other way around.

But even after researchers controlled for these other factors, they found an association between frequent home cooking and longevity. "The pathways to health that food provides are not limited to its nutrients or components, but extend to each step in the food chain, from its production, to purchase, preparation and eating, especially with others,” added Wahlqvist.
You cannot make good sushi at your home, you still need to come to Taka.

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375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802