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February 13, 2018
The Government of Japan’s 2017 supplementary budget provides the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) with an additional 317 billion Japanese yen (US$ 2.9 billion) for support....
February 5, 2018
On January 26, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intention to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 27,000 MT of non-fat dry milk (NFDM) by March 2019.
February 5, 2018
On December 5, 2017, the Government of Japan (GOJ) ratified the “Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplemental Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity”....
January 24, 2018
Japan’s National Tax Agency approved 139 European Union (EU)-proposed geographical indications for wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages on January 19, 2018.
January 12, 2018
The Japanese food processing industry produced $216.1 billion in food and beverage products in 2016.
January 9, 2018
On October 27, 2017, the Forestry Agency announced the names of the first five “Registering Organizations” that will register companies’ policies for compliance with the Clean Wood Act.
January 5, 2018
On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy.
January 2, 2018
A free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union (EU) and a rapidly closing Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) arrangement will lead to increased market....
January 2, 2018
The Japanese organic food market was estimated at approximately $1.4 billion as of 2009 with slow but steady growth to that point.
December 29, 2017
The total value of all retail food and beverage (F&B) sales was 52.2 trillion yen or $474.9 billion dollars.
December 29, 2017
Japan is the fourth largest export market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
December 26, 2017
Japan’s hotel, restaurant and institutional food service industry (HRI) achieved record high sales of ¥32.42 trillion ($295.2 billion) in 2016.
December 25, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries approved 70 European Union (EU)-proposed geographical indications for agricultural items on December 15, 2017.
December 20, 2017
Although Japanese production and consumption of citrus has been in decline for decades, market year (MY) 2016/17 marked a small increase from the previous MY.
December 15, 2017
Japan is likely to finalize a determination in January, 2018, that will allow the use of U.S. corn-based ethanol in the production of bio-Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) from 2018.
December 5, 2017
This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development, production, and use of genetically engineered crops and animals in Japan.
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....

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