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Editorial: Strategy shift key to raising food exports past 1 trillion yen

Japan’s exports of agricultural, forestry and fisheries products topped the government target of 1 trillion yen ($8.74 billion) for the first time last year.   Exports surged 26.8 percent to reach 1,077.9 billion yen during the first 11 months of 2021 compared with the same period of the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.   Exports….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:14 p.m.
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Premium Japanese melons bound for Singapore, grapes for Vietnam

KEN HOTAI, Nikkei staff writer   KOCHI, Japan — Starting in March, planes will ship high-value, hard-to-produce items from Japan to Singapore — not computer chips or auto parts, but melons.   A farm in western Japan plans to export muskmelons to Singapore and to grow grapes in Vietnam and Thailand as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps away the tourists who….Read more

  • January 17, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:02 a.m.
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Japan to introduce new framework to promote farm exports

Tokyo, Dec. 21 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government said Tuesday it will launch a new framework to allow the Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, and diplomatic offices abroad to work together to support exporters of agricultural and food products.   The government will introduce the new framework in key cities in eight countries and regions, such as the United States….Read more

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:11 p.m.
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Japan’s agricultural exports exceed 1 trillion yen for first time

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….Read more

  • December 17, 2021
  • , All national papers
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Japan’s agricultural exports exceed 1 tril. yen for 1st time

TOKYO — The value of Japanese agriculture, forestry and seafood exports exceeded 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) for the first time this year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Thursday.   The export value between January and November totaled 1.06 trillion yen. Matsuno told a press conference that the figure was a “result of the combined efforts of government agencies….Read more

  • December 16, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 1:37 p.m.
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UK to remove regulations on Japanese food products

Saturday evening’s Nikkei and Mainichi wrote that the British government has commenced internal procedures to abolish restrictions on Japanese foods imports that have been in place since the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. The UK food safety authorities have reportedly concluded that the risk to public health of removing the regulations would be “negligible.” The regulations are likely to be….Read more

  • December 11, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei evening edition
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Furnishing market: Nitori to ship premium Japanese rice to China

KOKI KUBOTA and SHINICHI ARAKAWA, Nikkei staff writers   SAPPORO — When containers loaded with Nitori furniture arrive in Japan from Chinese factories, they often travel back empty.   But that will change this year when Nitori Holdings teams up with an agricultural association to sell Hokkaido-grown rice in China, where it is expected to cost as much as ten….Read more

  • November 29, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:31 a.m.
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Price gap between Japanese and American rice narrowing

By Ogawa Nozomu   The price gap between Japanese and American rice has narrowed. In the government bidding conducted in late September, medium-grain, polished uruchi rice from the U.S. sold at a price 40% higher than the price quoted in the same month a year ago. On the contrary, the wholesale price of Japanese rice of crop year 2021 has….Read more

  • November 6, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 24
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U.S. agrees to import Japanese melons

Thursday’s Mainichi focused on an announcement made by the Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday that the USG has agreed to import Japanese melons on the condition that stringent quarantine inspections be conducted before the produce is shipped to the United States. Washington has maintained a ban on the Japanese fruit out of fear of pest infiltration.

  • November 11, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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Beef price surge piles pressure on restaurants and retailers

NANA SHIBATA, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Asia’s growing appetite for beef is colliding with COVID-era supply glitches and food price inflation, driving up the cost of the meat and hitting consumers and restaurant owners across the region.   U.S. cattle prices are at their highest levels in two and a half years and production and shipping difficulties have layered on even more….Read more

  • November 8, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:06 a.m.
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