Here are some types of Japanese food that you may want to try.
Perhaps one of the most famous Japanese food world wide. Sushi in the early days is simply preserved fish in vinegar. Now, it has evolved to several varieties like:
Thinly cut seafood and shellfish of your choice, served with a spicy soya dipping sauce and are eaten raw. Types of Sashimi include:
Another variety of the traditional noodle soup this time with thicker noodles.
So as you can see, Japanese cuisine is defined by ingredients like seafoods, rice and seaweeds. Because all the ingredients are locally procured, the locals enjoy their freshness by sometimes eating them raw. If you however are a bit adamant on eating raw meat, you can always start with the cooked varieties first.