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Japan’s agricultural exports exceed 1 trillion yen for first time

  • December 17, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that the GOJ announced on Thursday that the annual value of Japan’s food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries exports exceeded 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) for the first time in 2021. Sharp increases in shipments of beef and Japanese sake to the United States and China in particular contributed to the growth, and the coronavirus pandemic led to solid online sales. The papers wrote that the GOJ, which has set goals of 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) in such exports in 2025 and 5 trillion yen ($44 billion) in 2030, plans to strengthen budgetary support and tax incentives for producers to further expand exports. Mainichi wrote, however, that challenges remain for Japan to achieve these goals, such as some foreign nations’ restrictions on Japanese exports that have been in place since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.

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