Try this recipe:http://www.epicuriou...o&queryType=and
it is really great! While not a traditional dish, it combines a lot of Japanese tastes and is really simple to prepare. I normally make this for a group and use a whole side of salmon.....
The Japanese don't really BBQ in the way that Americans think of as BBQ. 90% of the "BBQ's" I have been to in Japan consist of the exact same things:
a variety of meats, seafoods, and vegetables grilled normally with out any oil or seasoning (though sometimes the meats are sprinkled with this musty tasting salt and pepper mixed product), then they are dipped into a bottled, purchased sauce. Then when everyone is full they pull out the griddle and make yakisoba...
Japanese foods that could be adapted to a BBQ:
teriyaki sauced anything
onigiri (rice balls) are wonderful cooked on the BBQ
try some Japanese vegetables, shishito (little peppers), soramame (like fava beans) grilled in the shell, Japanese sweet potatoes wrapped in damp newspaper tehn foil and placed in teh coals for about 20 minutes
miso and scallion stuffed squids, or the same miso and scallion mixture spread onto a scallop on the half shell and then grilled