In South Korea, Japanese Restaurants Break Law with Japanese Signs

Unseen Japan
4 min readFeb 19, 2024

Japanese food is trending in South Korea — and many restaurant owners are technically breaking the law to make the experience authentic.

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People in South Korea love Japanese food so much that they’re reliving the dining experience in Japan on the streets of Seoul. That recreation goes so far as to have Japanese-only signs and menus, which is…