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Vegetable prices surge as last year’s typhoon and bad weather catch up to supermarkets

By Alex Martin
- via The Japan Times    Jan 12, 2018
Credit : Staff Writer

Lovers of nabe may want to consider substituting Chinese cabbage with bean sprouts this winter when cooking up Japan’s favorite hot pot dish.

Last fall’s typhoon and prolonged cold weather stunted vegetable growth, causing prices for some seasonal produce to surge.