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

April 17, 2015
As Japanese pork production recovers from PEDv, Japanese beef production will likely continue along its recent downward trend in 2015.
April 16, 2015
The United States exported a record $9.7 billion of forest products in fiscal year 2014. Among U.S. agricultural exports, only corn and soybeans had higher export values.
April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015
The Japanese Government's Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas, which sets Japan's agricultural policy direction for the next 10 years, is revised every five years.