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

January 22, 2015
Japan continues to represent one of the best opportunities in the world for U.S. exporters of food products.
January 20, 2015
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products to Japan.
January 16, 2015
This is an updated guide to Japan’s $303 billion hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) food service market.