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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 27, 2020
Over the past few months, several of Japan’s largest meat processing companies have announced plans to develop plant-based alternative meat products for retail.
January 16, 2020
Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
January 10, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
January 10, 2020
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
January 8, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
January 8, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered into force on January 1, 2020.
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.
January 3, 2020
The Government of Japan announced it will seek revision of the Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control to allow preventative culls in case of an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).
January 3, 2020
The Japanese Cabinet approved new support programs for livestock producers under the 2019 supplementary budget aimed at increasing beef and dairy cow numbers.
January 3, 2020
Effective April 1, 2020, Japan will no longer apply the beef special safeguard and pork safeguard to imported products from member countries of the World Trade Organization.
January 3, 2020
The Government of Japan (GOJ) announced that it will expand the areas eligible to vaccinate healthy hogs against Classical Swine Fever (CSF) from 12 to 20 prefectures as the country....
November 20, 2019
On October 25, Japan initiated vaccinations of healthy hogs to combat the spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), the first such vaccinations since 2006.
October 10, 2019
On September 20, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intention to permit vaccinations of healthy hogs in prefectures affected by Classical Swine Fever.
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.
August 16, 2019
Japan’s calf production will continue steady recovery in 2019 and 2020 as high calf prices drive modest expansion of the beef cow herd.
July 23, 2019
The Government of Japan has revised the calculation method for two reference prices used to determine support payments under its Deficiency Payment Scheme for Feeder Calves.
June 7, 2019
On May 31, Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced the safeguard (SG) trigger levels for beef and pork for the fourth quarter of Japanese Fiscal Year 2019 (January 2020-March 2020).
May 17, 2019
On May 17, Japan formally removed the requirement that U.S. beef exported to Japan be derived from cattle less than 30 months of age.
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....