chapter  9
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Manufacture of Crabsticks

The crabstick, which is called kanikama (crab-avored stick) in Japan, was rst invented in a ake type by Mr Sugino of Sugiyo Co. in 1973 and in a stick type by Mr Osaki of Osaki Suisan in 1975. The invention of crabsticks has seriously impacted the global surimi and surimi seafood industries. Considering the surimi was primarily for Japan and Japanese for 960 years, the crabstick became a cornerstone to connect Japan with the United States, South Korea, Europe, South America, SE Asia, and China.