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— by Ian Centrone: “The concept of mottainai, or no waste, is strong in the Japanese culture,” Silvia Yamawaki explains to me as we stroll through the sleepy streets of Tokyo’s Chiyoda City ward. “It seems its meaning came from religion, but the concept was passed down to me through my grandmother, who was born during the time of the Second World War and had pretty much nothing to eat,” she says…

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July 3, 2019