Japan

Despite its high tariffs, restrictive quotas and complex regulations, Japan remains the United States’ fourth-largest agricultural export market. In fiscal year 2014, U.S. farm and food exports to Japan totaled $13.4 billion, up almost 8 percent from the previous year. Major U.S. agricultural exports to Japan include corn, pork, beef, soybeans and wheat.

Japan’s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership could signal the government’s reconsideration of its current economic policy.

Data & Analysis

August 22, 2016
U.S. agricultural products were promoted and marketed across five Asian countries under the United Tastes of America (UTOA) banner, which gave U.S. food products exposure to hotel and restaurant...
August 19, 2016
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) announced changes to the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for 10 agrochemicals...
August 19, 2016
Japanese production of cherries, called “sakuranbo” in Japanese, is tied to the distribution of premium gift cherries.
August 12, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.