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The Japanese Diet is poised to allocate a combined total of 3.2 trillion yen ($27.7 billion) to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) from the Government of Japan's 2021 supplementary budget and 2022 annual budget. MAFF's budget will see increased funding for export facilitation, smart agriculture development, and implementation of MAFF's Green Food System Strategy.
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Japan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development, production, and use of agricultural biotechnology in Japan.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Food Labeling Standards, including two related to agricultural biotechnology. CAA proposes the addition of processed food containing genetically engineered...
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.
Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy will accept public comments on its proposed 6th Strategic Energy Plan between September 3 and October 4, 2021. All comments must be submitted in Japanese.
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Japan: Japan Publishes Draft 6th Strategic Energy Plan

On July 21, 2021, Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) published the first public draft of its 6th Strategic Energy Plan.
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Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) finalized a green food system strategy on May 12, 2021.
On April 20, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture amended the handling procedures for feed and feed additive products derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties.
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Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
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Japan: Agriculture and Climate Change in Japan

This report summarizes the Government of Japan's (GOJ) climate change targets, policy, research, and international engagement for the agricultural, forestry, and fisheries sectors.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) is developing a green food system strategy for agricultural, forestry, and fishery supply chains, with a 2050 timeline for implementation