yeah but isn't that mostly japanese food cooked for non-japanese people mostly by non-japanese people?
Not sure that's the same thing. Its like why Italian food in some heavily German part of the midwest is doomed to suck as well. And suck in a different way than how some people here define "red sauce" sucking.
of course. and much of it isn't Japanese in the first place. (see the flaming hibachi show places first invented in Minneapolis (or something like that))