‘Omurice’, comfort food for Japanese and Koreans, a symbol of warmer ties

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By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) – Nearly everything about South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s first summit with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo will be scrutinised for signs of warmer bilateral ties, including a shared meal of a Tokyo classic called omurice. The dish, whose name is a mash-up of omelette and rice, has become the talk of the town since Japan’s Fuji TV reported on Monday of a hushed plan for Kishida to treat Yoon at Rengatei, the storied but no-frills restaurant that invented it. Yoon, a self-described foodie and avid cook, reportedly had “unforgettable” memor…

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