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Though he grew up near Tokyo, Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka never had the rigorous decade-long apprenticeship there that is the famed rite of passage for Japanese sushi chefs. Slinging burgers and pizza at Camp Zama, the American Army base in Kanagawa Prefecture that inspired his nickname, was about the limit of his culinary experience in his homeland.