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 27, 2015
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
August 19, 2015
For the 2015/16 season, Japanese cherry production is expected to revert to normal levels following last year’s increased production, as there was some frost damage in the spring.
August 14, 2015
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
August 13, 2015
This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development and production of genetically engineered crops and animals in Japan.