The Japanese didn't invent curry, but they have certainly made it their own. It was brought to the island by the British sometime after 1869, when the island nation was first opened to trade with the West. Curries were first manufactured commercially in the 1920s, though the dish didn't achieve its wild popularity until the 1960s, when Japan's economic miracle made convenience foods a necessity. According to a survey by S&B Foods, a Japanese curry manufacturer, people in Japan currently eat curry at least... More >>>