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May 26, 2020
From June 1, 2020, Japan will require the use of a revised sanitary certificate for fresh oyster exports.
February 12, 2020
Prospective exporters and exhibitors of major food shows and trade showcases often enhance their presentation with samples for display or tasting when visiting Japan.
January 16, 2020
Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
January 7, 2020
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products from the United States to Japan.
December 11, 2019
On June 1, 2020, Japan will begin enforcing new sanitary certificate requirements on imports of oysters for raw consumption.
October 7, 2019
Following seven consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) food service industry achieved record sales of ¥33.1 trillion ($299.8 billion) in 2018.
May 1, 2019
The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) Osaka has stewardship of western Japan that covers four regions – Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu – with nearly 50 million inhabitants generating 35 percent....
April 15, 2019
On December 8, 2018, Japan revised the first revision to the Fisheries Act since it was established in 1949. Japan will introduce individual quotas (IQ) within the total allowable catch (TAC)....
September 15, 2017
On August 31, 2017, the Government of Japan (GOJ) announced the details of a monitoring plan and detection method for genetically engineered (GE) salmon which is currently not approved....
June 1, 2017
In August 2012, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) started to work towards completion of a comprehensive Food Labeling Standard (see, e.g., GAIN Reports JA3001 and JA3054).
April 19, 2017
U.S. beef, pork, salmon and craft beers were sunshine on a cloudy day at the Tokyo BBQ Festival on April 9, which was supported by ATO/Japan, the U.S. Meat Export Federation....
January 20, 2017
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products to Japan.
August 22, 2016
U.S. agricultural products were promoted and marketed across five Asian countries under the United Tastes of America (UTOA) banner, which gave U.S. food products exposure to hotel and restaurant...
January 28, 2016
On January 20, 2016, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) issued the 190th Conference for the Promotion of Food Import Facilitation report.
January 13, 2015
U.S. exports of fish and seafood reached a record $5.3 billion in FY 2014. Recent growth in U.S. exports has primarily been due to increased volume rather than higher prices.
December 15, 2014
Original Designs Feature U.S. Hardwoods at Japan’s Largest Furniture Show; AHEC Success Story Continues to Pay Dividends; Forest Products Summit Confronts Challenging Market Conditions