Why Japanese eats Fugu (blowfish)?

Based on the article “Top 10 weirdest foods from around the world” of Reader's Disgest, US magazine, “Japan Fugu” is the top one of the ranking. Following by “Cambodia fried spider” and “Canada Prairie Oysters”. The results have been surprised by Japanese.
However, there is a reason of the ranking. Fugu can be lethally poisonous due to its tetrodotoxin, the poison is worse than potassium cyanide KCN more than 1,000 times. The poison of a fugu is mainly collectable in ovary, liver and gallbladder, so it's very difficult to remove them even well-heated it. The question is, even though it is a very dangerous to eat fugu why Japanese still like to take the risk of death? The reason is very simple. Fugu is absolutely delicious, so gourmands do not consider the possibility of death just for the fugu dish. Espacially for “Fugu-sashi” unlike other sashimi, it has firm texture with more plastic consistency but the flavor is full of fresh.
Blowfish hot pot in Japanese is “Fugu nabe” by using spring onion, Chinese cabbage and vegetables based soup and then put fugu meat in until ready to eat. After finish all fugu meat, we will put the rice into the hot pot becoming “rice porridge” which is the most wonderful and delicious part of the meal. There are some other fugu dishes such as “deep dried fugu” and “milt of fugu” which is made from fugu's roe eggs.
We would recommended “fugu sake”. Place fugu's fins into extremely hot sake after grill, therefore the sake contains strong fugu smell and cannot refrain from continuing drinking.
There are many fugu restaurants in Japan, and more than 1,500 shops operates in Tokyo. The chef who have qualified through rigorous training are allowed to deal with the fish. The price is also different by each shop, spending from 5,000yem up to 10,000yen are considerable. Certainly price for wide fugu is higher than breed fugu.
Although nowadays fugu is becoming more common dish, but there are still some accidents occurred of affected by poison each year. Therefore please take risks into consideration will be a good idea before you decide eating fugu.