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December 10, 2014
In June 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare established the Food Additive Designation Consultation Center (FADCC) to assist companies with applications for food additive use in Japan.
December 3, 2014
FAS Japan organized two food safety seminars in Okinawa in September 2014 with cooperation from the U.S. Consulate General in Naha.
December 3, 2014
FoodExport NorthEast/MidWest Trade Mission Explores Possibilities in the Tokyo Market; Visit by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and First Lady; ATO Tokyo Helps Explain Health Benefits of Soymilk
November 28, 2014
As Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced import statistics ending June 2014 for wheat, Post has finalized the 2013/2014 marketing year (MY) import number in its PS&D.
November 25, 2014
The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Tokyo created a special video using the theme “Enjoy! American BBQ”. The 3 minute video aired on Foodies TV 50 times over a three month period.
November 5, 2014
Japan is currently home to the third largest health food market in the world.
October 31, 2014
Japanese production of fluid milk is projected to fall again in 2014, though a modest recovery is anticipated in 2015.
October 31, 2014
As Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced import statistics ending June 2014 for wheat, Post has finalized the 2013/2014 marketing year (MY) import number in its PS&D.
October 29, 2014
On October 7, 2014, the Government of Japan announced proposed standards of use for Canthaxanthin (a food additive) and changes to the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for seven agricultural chemicals.
October 28, 2014
On September 9 and 10, ATO Tokyo teamed up with 11 cooperators and importers to create a U.S. food pavilion at the Kuze Tradeshow.
October 17, 2014
Japan’s fresh-cut vegetable market is growing despite the fact that the country’s overall vegetable consumption continues to decline.
October 8, 2014
In 2013, Japanese potato production decreased by 3.5 percent to 2.41 million metric tons.
October 8, 2014
Ambassador Kennedy Visits the Kikkoman Museum and Imperial Soy Sauce Brewery; High Oleic Soy Oil Debuts in Japan; U.S. Pavilion at Kuze Tradeshow Highlights U.S. Foods; American BBQ TV Filming Event
September 5, 2014
Japanese production and consumption remain high as imports of raw product from Thailand resume, a major food safety incident in China curbs imports of prepared products from China, and Russia’s...
August 21, 2014
Japan’s Just Wild About Our Nuts; An Urban Company Helps Revitalize Japan’s Agriculture; Spiritual Heart of Japanese Furniture Making Relies on U.S. Hardwoods; Desperately Seeking GE in Hokkaido
August 20, 2014
Higher beef prices through 2015 could limit total Japanese beef consumption (imported and domestic) and rebalance meat consumption towards lower-priced beef cuts and more pork / poultry.
August 20, 2014
Favorable growing conditions in 2014/15 will drive increased production of Japanese cherries and peaches.
August 19, 2014
Japanese Students Plant Vegetables in Ambassador’s Garden; What Do People Eat When Watching Soccer; Visit to Japan’s Largest Wholesale Market for Fresh Produce;
August 14, 2014
On July 10, ATO Tokyo conducted the second Great American Barbeque (BBQ) Trade Showcase, targeting HRI industry and retail chain buyers.
June 27, 2014
This report includes trade data for the United States and top exporters as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in potatoes.