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Japan Cuisine Beats France as Michelin Adds Three to Top Tier

Three more restaurants in the Tokyo region won their third Michelin star today, taking the total for Japan to 32 after 15 were named in the west of the country last month. That compares to 25 in France in 2011.

Sushi Yoshitake in Tokyo joins the selection with three stars; Ryugin in Tokyo is promoted from two; and Koan in Shonan (Fujisawa) joins the selection with three. Thirteen more gain two stars, for a total of 57. They include a Korean venue, Moranbong, the first in the world to gain that status.