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Japanese dishes are served on a table for dinner at Japanese restaurant Irimoya Bettei in Tokyo. Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme donuts and McDonald's, not rice.