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April 17, 2019
On March 27, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) released its regulatory policy for the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology.
March 12, 2019
On February 8, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Environment released its final policy for the regulation of genome editing technologies.
February 13, 2019
On December 5, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) held its fourth public discussion on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology.
December 7, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its second and third public discussions on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology on October 15 and November 19, 2018,
October 22, 2018
On October 10, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (see G/TBT/N/JPN/608) of its intention to make revisions to its genetically....
March 28, 2018
High prices for Japanese table rice led to Japan’s full utilization of the simultaneous buy and sell quota (100,000 MT), and are expected to lead to continued opportunities in the coming year.
March 23, 2018
On March 14, 2018, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency held its tenth, and final, Expert Committee panel discussion for the review of Japan’s genetically engineered (GE) food labeling requirements.
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).
May 18, 2017
FAS/Japan assisted three delegations from Montana in April, including a group of craft beer and spirits companies, Montana Senator Steve Daines, and Montana’s Director of Agriculture Ben Thomas....
December 10, 2016
This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development, production, and use of genetically engineered crops and animals in Japan.
December 2, 2016
Iowa Reaches New Milestones in Japan, Organic Trade Association at Japan’s Organic Lifestyle Expo, 2016 Craft Beer Experience, U.S. Soybean Buyers Advantage Outlook Conference, U.S. Wheat Crop...
April 15, 2015
The Japanese Government's Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas, which sets Japan's agricultural policy direction for the next 10 years, is revised every five years.
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