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Reality Check: There Is No Tokyo Restaurant Serving Human Meat

WASHINGTON – There are no Tokyo restaurants offering human meat on the menu and cannibalism has not been legalized in Japan, despite a false story circulating online, writes Thomas Mattingly, a spokesman at the Japanese Embassy in Washington.

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The statement follows presentation of the false claims as news in a post by website worldtruth.tv, which suggested an unnamed Argentinian tourist sampled the meat at a restaurant called Edible Brother and that young people are making deals to sell their bodies in return for payments to their families.

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The embassy says the current story may have developed from a 2016 piece on a satire website that has many of the same details.

via The Japan Times

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