JAPANESE MEAT DEALER INSPECTS CATTEL CARCASSES AT TOKYO MEAT MARKET.
A Japanese meat dealer inspects cattle carcasses during the year's
first trading session at the Tokyo Meat Market January 8, 2002. Beef
consumption in Japan has slumped after the country discovered its first
outbreak of mad cow disease in September. Japan has confirmed three
cases of the brain-wasting disease, formally know as bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE). REUTERS/Haruyoshi Yamaguchi