World sushi cup 2024

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World Sushi Cup Japan

World Sushi Cup Japan was held for the first time on March 6, 2013 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.

In order to hold the tournament, supporters from each branch of the National Sushi Federation have gathered and are working hard to organize the tournament. This tournament placed emphasis on Japanese food culture, and before the competition, traditional Japanese techniques were demonstrated, and there was also an opportunity for media from each country to communicate.

Since 2014, as a project sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it has been holding a black belt course on basic sushi cooking, and a certificate is awarded  depending on skill .

Participants in the competition include those who have taken courses and taken exams in the Sushi Knowledge Overseas Certification System activities held overseas by the International Sushi Knowledge Certification Association, those with excellent results in overseas technical competitions held by the National Sushi Association, and those who have received certification from approved organizations.

Through this competition, Japan’s proud sushi cooking hygiene techniques will be properly conveyed to the world.
I look forward to contributing to the project to promote Japanese exports.

World Sushi Cup Japan
Tournament Chairman Masayoshi Kazato

What is the Sushi Knowledge Overseas Certification System?

It is estimated that there are over 100,000 sushi restaurants overseas , but the number is unknown.

Currently, more than 95% of raw food is prepared by people from countries that did not have a culture of eating raw food.
The rapid boom in sushi and the expansion of its market were driven by his unique SUSHI cooking and ideas. As a result, many accidents caused by raw fish occur , and restaurants that take food preparation seriously in a foreign country with a different culture can’t help but feel anxious.

In order for people to enjoy raw food with peace of mind under such circumstances , the Sushi Knowledge Overseas Certification System Committee of the National Federation of Sushi Commerce and Health Industry Associations has established a system to recognize people with specialized knowledge .


Those who have passed the Sushi Knowledge Overseas Certification System exam can take the exam.

This is an exam that recognizes technicians from 5th grade to 1st grade, 1st dan (1st dan), 2nd dan, and 3rd dan, from the essential skills acquisition class to the head chef class and the instructor class.

Successful applicants will receive a sushi skill KUROOBI certificate and (from 2021) a KUROOBI badge.

KUROOBI successful applicant

Marek Hora
Alon Than
Vladimir Pak

Foreign restaurant training

Our association accepts trainees from the foreign training program sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

You will receive a visa to stay in Japan, travel expenses, fixed training fees, meals during training, etc. 

As part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Japanese food promotion project, there will be a Japanese food chef certification exam after about 8 months of acceptance.
The highest level of certification for this period is a silver medal.

WSS member introduction

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