What is the difference for you between, for example, "Japanese-influenced" and "Japanese-fusion" when used to describe a dish or restaurant?
Is one more Japanese-y than the other? If so, which one?
Is one less cringe-worthy and hackneyed than the other?
Staying with the Japanese example, would a BBQ pulled pork sandwich with teriyaki sauce and bonito flakes be Japanese-influenced or Japanese-fusion?
All thoughts appreciated.