In a unique twist even for the oft quaint nation, Japan is hosting the World Cup for Waiters in Tokyo. Set to reveal the results of competitions between 14 different countries from around the world on Friday, the event is a long standing, though rarely heard of, tradition originating in 1961.
You can find all kinds of odd and unique events in Japan, but this week the capital of Tokyo was host to on of the more peculiar; the international competition to determine the best waiter in the world. Contestants from 14 different countries met on Thursday to be tested in categories such as serving etiquette to knowledge of wine and recommendations on what would go best with a chef’s signature dish.
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