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I'm a little surprised that the question presumes that there is a correct way of eating sushi.

The Tsukiji fish market

Tokyo: Sushi, shopping... and 'French' maids

One year after the earthquake struck, Tim Walker finds it's business – and games, food and fashion – as usual in Japan's capital

Nobu gets some rooms in Shoreditch

It's not yet clear if there will be a broom cupboard in every room, but Nobu, the Michelin-starred restaurant where Boris Becker famously sired a daughter during a "five-minute thing" with a model, is opening a hotel.

Mackerel teriyaki

Serves 4

HYPER JAPAN: A celebration of Japanese food, arts, anime, business, comedy and gadgets

With news coverage from Japan still studying the aftermath of disaster, it seems fitting that something be done to move the focus back to the nation’s reputation of dynamism and efficiency.

Cooper Brown: The Groucho

I’ve had to move out of Cooperdome. The floor eventually collapsed under the weight of leaking water. The good news was that the useless plumber was in the flat at the time and suffered severe concussion as he fell through to the floor below.

Cooper Brown: The A-lister

The A-lister has come and gone. He turned up an hour-and-a-half late for dinner and the sushi chef was going crazy. I told him to cool it as it was hardly going to go cold. One of the givens of being an A-Lister is that you are late. If you turn up on time you are a loser.

Cooper Brown: Brown-nosing

Great excitement in the Brown household – we have a very important US VIP coming round for dinner later this week. I would love to tell you who it is but I would have to kill you and that would involve costly legal protection for me, and nobody wants that.

Apocalypse For Beginners, By Nicolas Dickner

The follow-up to Dickner's debut novel, Nikolski, follows the fortunes of 17-year-old Canadian Mickey, the scion of a cement dynasty, and Hope, a redhead who has just moved into town with her survivalist mother.

48 Hours In: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's 'marvellous city' is as flamboyant, dramatic and seductive as ever – even in the South American winter.

Media lunch: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Newsreader, Channel 4 News

The venue: Roka. It has great Japanese food which feels light and it's just enticing enough to ensure a guest turns up.

We'll have Japanese for lunch, says Kuyt

Netherlands v Japan: Today, Durban, 12.30pm, ITV1

Sushi & Beyond, By Michael Booth

In his previous food memoir Booth put himself through a Cordon Bleu course in Paris for the self-flagellating reason that he was "a worthless fraud".

Oscar-winner directs sting on Hollywood's favourite sushi spot

Guy Adams visits the restaurant which is under investigation for serving up whale to its high-end clients

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watch out for in 2010

While 2010 will have its inevitable big-name blockbusters, there is a clutch of less-well-known titles coming in the new year that sound intriguing, if unlikely.

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