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7月17日(月)放送分
NEW EEL DEAL
土用のうしの日に海外産ナマズ
Many Japanese follow a tradition of eating grilled eel to beat the summer heat. But with the price of eel rising in recent years, a major supermarket chain is offering a cheaper alternative – grilled catfish.
Retail giant Aeon unveiled the new product. The company is selling catfish raised in Vietnam for the first time. Company officials say they are using a variety of catfish called pangasius, which is known for its fleshy white meat and being suitable for grilling.
A hundred and sixty grams of the fish costs about six dollars, around one third the price of domestically farmed eel sold at the same chain.
Aeon is also selling grilled pork glazed in kabayaki, the sauce that people associate with eel and the summer season. The aim is to meet the demands of thrifty consumers.

注)この英語ニュースは、NHK国際放送局で6月29日に放送したものです。
現在は、状況や事実関係が異なる場合があります。