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November 7, 2017
The agreement in principle between Japan and the European Union (EU) on a free trade deal in July, 2017, and a potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) arrangement, could leave U.S. pork....
November 1, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) and its Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) presented their draft interim report on expanding Japan’s Country of Origin Labeling...
November 1, 2017
After storms decimated Japanese potato production in marketing year (MY) 2016/17, FAS/Tokyo forecasts a substantial recovery of Japanese potato production in MY 2017/18 to 2.315 million metric tons...
October 27, 2017
On October 20, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced modifications to Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) for glued laminated timber (glulam), plywood....
October 19, 2017
Given competitive prices for imported feed grains (particularly for corn) and DDGS, Japanese demand is expected to remain strong in 2017/18, with corn imports again forecast to total 15.2 million MT.
October 18, 2017
Japanese fluid milk production is forecast to decrease in 2017 as the milk-producing Hokkaido region continues to recover from last year’s typhoons while output in the rest of Japan....
October 5, 2017
On September 27, 2017, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its fifth committee meeting on labeling of food containing genetically engineered (GE) food....
October 4, 2017
The Japanese government has again revised the administrative rules for the Simultaneous Buy and Sell (SBS) tendering system.
October 4, 2017
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Government of Japan announced revisions to Japan’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs)....
October 3, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has requested 2.65 trillion yen (roughly US$24 billion) for the Japan Fiscal Year (JFY) 2018 budget, a 15 percent increase....
September 26, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced an application for a geographical indications (GI) protection for Prosciutto di Parma / Parma Ham....
September 26, 2017
On July 11, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) published a list of 71 proposed geographical indications (GIs) for which the European Union is seeking GI protection...
September 25, 2017
On September 12, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) rescinded a suspension on the import of fresh chipping potatoes from Idaho.
September 22, 2017
Japanese beef and pork production is projected to remain flat in 2017 and 2018.
September 20, 2017
Japanese domestic broiler production is forecast to reach a new record-high in 2017 on lower input costs and higher farm gate prices.
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....
September 13, 2017
As a result of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Japan and the European Union (EU), announced in early July, 2017, Japan’s government is reviewing a request....
September 8, 2017
Japanese beef and pork production is projected to remain flat in 2017 and 2018.
August 28, 2017
Favorable weather conditions in marketing year (MY) 2016/17 increased Japanese cherry production to 19,800 MT.
August 18, 2017
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, biomass and geothermal sources.

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