Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Seattle

Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Seattle

How many Japanese restaurants in Seattle?

According to a report of Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in 2018, there are 18,600 Japanese restaurants in U.S. and out of 18,600, 898 are in Washington State.

*13,340 Japanese live in Seattle, as of 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

〇Uwajimaya
Uwajimaya Seattle Store
600 5th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104
Uwajimaya Bellevue Store
699 120th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98005
Uwajimaya Renton Store
501 South Grady Way Renton, WA 98057
https://www.uwajimaya.com/

〇Asian Food Center
Asian Food Center Seattle
13200 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98133
Asian Food Center Bellevue
14509 NE 20th St Bellevue, WA 98007

〇Maruta Shoten
1024 S Bailey Street, Seattle, WA 98108
http://www.marutashoten.com/

〇Jing Jing Asian Market
https://www.seattlefishguys.com/store

〇Mutual Fish
2335 Rainier Avenue S. Seattle, WA 98144
http://www.mutualfish.com/

〇Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street, Seattle, WA
http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

〇True World Foods Seattle LLC
1501 South 92nd Place, Suite D Seattle, Washington 98108
https://www.trueworldfoods.com/

〇JFC International INC., Seattle Branch
5015 Suite B, 8th St E, Tacoma, WA 98424
https://jfc.com

〇Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
431 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
https://lamtc.com/

〇Wismettac USA
Los Angeles Branch/Corporate Headquarters
13409 Orden Drive Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-6336
http://www.wismettacusa.com/

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

58,484 American live in J apan 1,526,407 and visited Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by USA which have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, your are NOT required to obtain visas to enter Japan. The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be less than 3-month.

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course. You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools within 3-month without visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/about-culinary-schools-in-japan/

Culinary Schools in Japan

Tokyo Sushi Academy

The first and the most popular sushi school in the world.

Tokyo Sushi Academy
Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo

An academic program that reflects the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.

Cordon Bleu Tokyo
Miyajima Ramen School

More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.

Miyajima Ramen School
International Ramen School

Ramen study program combined with OJT

International Ramen School
Sushi Private Lesson

One day customized private sushi lesson

Private Sushi Lesson
90min Sushi Making Workshop

90min sushi making lesson for FUN!

90min Sushi Making Class

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. an American chef who works at an American restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

To know more about chef visa in Japan
What type of visa is required to work at a restaurant in Japan?

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