Noritoshi Kanai

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Noritoshi Kanai (カナイ・ノリトシ) (born February 25, 1923[1])[2] introduced sushi to the United States in the 1960s.[3][4]

He worked for a Japanese affiliate company to Mutual Trading Company,[5] Los Angeles, started by Sadagoro Hoshizaki, a merchant in Little Tokyo in 1926. This was a to bring in Japanese foodstuff as a co-op operation from Japan.


  1. ^ Kanai, Noritoshi N. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009". FamilySearch. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ (16 February 2005). Interview with Noritoshi Kanai, Yuyu (San Diego, California)
  3. ^ Goodyear, Dana (August 15–22, 2011). "Grub". The New Yorker. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Corson, Trevor. The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice, p. 45-47, 295 (2008)(ISBN 978-0060883515)
  5. ^ Mutual Trading Company