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January 23, 2020
In response to the Fall Armyworm outbreak in Japan in July 2019, which caused damage to silage corn production, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture established a program to support storage costs....
January 21, 2020
This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
January 10, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
January 10, 2020
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
January 8, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
November 25, 2019
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
October 3, 2019
On September 20, 2019, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries started the public comment period for Feed Safety Guidelines on the Handling of Genome-edited Feeds and Feed Additives.
September 20, 2019
Rice consumption continues to decline due to a shrinking population and reductions in per capita consumption.
September 12, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) confirmed Japan’s first outbreak of Spodoptera frugiperda, or Fall Armyworm (FAW).
July 12, 2019
On June 28, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) published a draft guideline on the Specific Information Disclosure Procedures of Living Organisms Obtained....
July 3, 2019
On June 20, 2019, per the request of the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), the Consumer Committee in the Cabinet Office of Japan held its second public meeting to discuss the possible creation....
June 4, 2019
The Food Safety Commission (FSC) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its 187th Genetically Modified Foods Expert Committee to discuss procedures for the safety review of genetically engineered....
May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its first public meeting to study how products derived from genome editing technology could be labeled.
May 29, 2019
Japan’s revised GE labeling system is expected to become effective Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2023 (April 1, 2023).
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 25, 2019
On February 7, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was invoking a volume-based special safeguard on imports of cornstarch....
March 18, 2019
Demand for feed ingredients in Japan remains strong in MY2018/19 as livestock inventories have seen little change.
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 13, 2018
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products to Japan.

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