Reuters reported that Mr. Michael Romano, a joint owner of the high-end restaurant in New York “Union Square Cafe”, reveals that many top chefs use Wa-bocho or Japanese traditional style kitchen knives.
The restaurant has been awarded “No.1 Favorite New York Restaurant” by Zagat Survey in 2008, “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator 2012-2013 and so on.

Michael Romano video

He mentions that the culinary field in the United States nowadays shift to learn Japanese cuisine though they had been affected by French when he was young, and that you can surely see two facts in any good restaurant in NY.
First, almost all the cooks use Japanese kitchen knives.
Second, you see some Japanese influence even on the table — plateware, ingredient, sensibility and so on — those have been driven by a Japanese lady.
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Finally, we fully respect the president of Korin store in NY, Ms. Saori Kawano, who is one of the pioneers to have first developed the market of Japanese kitchen knives. 

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