In its first Asian guide, announced on Monday, Michelin has awarded
more of its famed stars to Tokyo restaurants than any other city, with
a total of 191 stars compared with 64 for Paris and 42 in New York.
This is not seigniorage, we are told:
Anyone who complains about this has never travelled to Tokyo, because
if they do, they can see for themselves the fantastic quality of
restaurants here,” added Mr Naret.