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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
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

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
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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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Price of imported beef expected to rise toward year-end

By Otsuki Yoko   High prices are anticipated for imported beef and chicken at the end of the year when demand is high. These meats are currently already being traded at high prices. In the aftermath of COVID-19, domestic inventories of imported beef and chicken are decreasing. It is possible that procurement prices will rise further due to soaring prices….Read more

  • October 16, 2021
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Interview: Japan minister calls coronavirus aid for farmers insufficient

Tokyo, Oct. 11 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s new Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Genjiro Kaneko has said the support measures that have been offered to domestic farmers, forestry workers and fishers struggling amid the novel coronavirus crisis have been insufficient.     “Taking measures to mitigate the fallout of the pandemic is currently our most urgent task. We’ll consider our responses for the….Read more

  • October 11, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:18 p.m.
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Japan to discuss establishing spot rice market

Tokyo, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has set up a panel to consider establishing a spot market for rice.   The envisaged market is aimed at raising fairness and transparency in the price-setting process so that rice farmers can get an accurate grasp of demand and supply.   The panel is expected to design the….Read more

  • September 28, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:12 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

U.S. lifts all post-Fukushima import restrictions on Japanese food products

NHK reported this morning that the U.S. government announced that it has lifted all restrictions on imports of food products from Japan established in response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The network said that under the restrictions, U.S. imports of a total of 100 agricultural products from 14 prefectures, including Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi, had been suspended. The network….Read more

  • September 22, 2021
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Farm ministry to help boost organic farming in Japan

Tokyo, Sept. 8 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese agriculture ministry hopes to accelerate the spread of organic farming in Japan by establishing new subsidies for local governments, officials have said.   The ministry hopes to spread organic farming and environmentally friendly agricultural technologies to realize sustainable agriculture through regional cooperation among producers, local retailers and researchers led by local governments.   In….Read more

  • September 8, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:02 p.m.
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Japan farm ministry to seek 16 pct budget increase

Tokyo, Aug. 25 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to call for a 16.4 pct increase to 2,684.2 billion yen in its fiscal 2022 budget from the previous year, informed sources said.     In fiscal 2022, which starts next April, the ministry will focus on projects including technology development to reduce carbon emissions and digitalization of agriculture.….Read more

  • August 25, 2021
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