The staple food in Japan is rice, and it is often served with meat, fish, cooked vegetables, soup or pickled vegetables. The term "gohan" was used to refer to steamed rice, but today it has been used to mean different types of meals.
With the rise of globalization, Japanese people eat food from different cultures around the world, including Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to rice, they also enjoy eating pasta, bread and noodles. Fruits, meats, vegetables and fish are commonly eaten in Japan. Other popular foods in Japan include sukiyaki, sushi and tempura. Fast foods, such as chicken and hamburgers, are popular in restaurants in many Japanese cities.