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

October 24, 2016
Japanese production of fluid milk is projected to fall again in 2014, though a modest recovery is anticipated in 2015.
October 20, 2016
As a result of favorable weather conditions, 2016 rice production (including feed rice) is estimated to increase slightly despite reduced planting area.
October 20, 2016
Taste of America 2016, Kuze Tradeshow, Seafood Show, American Fruits and Sweets Fair, American & Hawaiian Fair in Osaka, USMEF Heartland Team, Okinawan Cow-Calf Research, Nippon Ham Fighters...
October 18, 2016
Heavy rains hit Hokkaido in August, damaging horticultural products, industrial facilities, roads, and railways. As Hokkaido is a major production region for Japanese onions, pumpkins, carrots...