At the CIA Japan: Flavors of Culture conference, author Hiroko Shimbo moderated a terrific panel on healthy eating, the Japanese way. Click on this link to listen (sorry it's scratchy at first; the audio settles down, more or less, after 10 seconds). Also, check out some images of slides from the panel, below. (Credits for the slides: Hiroko Shimbo, Dr. Yukio Hattori, Dr. Lawrence Kushi)
PS: As an added bonus, here's a link to an interesting KQED radio interview from the conference featuring scholar Elizabeth Andoh and chef Hiro Sone. Click here to listen.