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September 19, 2018
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced revisions to Japan’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for the following agricultural chemicals....
September 19, 2018
Typhoons, heavy rains and prolonged high temperatures in the summer of 2018 are expected to negatively affect both the yield and quality of rice and wheat produced in Japan.
September 12, 2018
On August 27, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified G/SPS/N/JPN/595 to the World Trade Organization informing trade partners of proposes changes to the specifications....
September 12, 2018
On August 27, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified G/SPS/N/JPN/594 to the World Trade Organization (WTO) informing trade partners of proposed changes....
September 10, 2018
In the last decade, overall beer consumption in Japan has fallen.
August 27, 2018
On August 20, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) held its second technical meeting to discuss the handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
August 24, 2018
On August 8, 2018, Japan introduced new standards for liquid infant formula under the Food Sanitation Act.
August 24, 2018
On July 30, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue level (MRL) for the plant hormone Gibberellin via G/SPS/N/JPN/583.
August 24, 2018
Japan’s testing protocol for aflatoxin differs from the protocol in the United States.
August 24, 2018
On July 30, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) via G/SPS/N/JPN/587.
August 23, 2018
Japan’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will increase market competition for U.S. nut exports to Japan.
August 23, 2018
Japan’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will reduce tariffs for a wide range of products....
August 23, 2018
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as a soon-to-be effectuated FTA....
August 22, 2018
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as a soon-to-be effectuated FTA between Japan....
August 22, 2018
Japan’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will increase market competition for U.S. nut exports to Japan.
August 21, 2018
In marketing year (MY) 2018/19, reduced production and higher prices of U.S. cherries led to a 46 percent decline in exports to Japan to an estimated 2,800 metric tons (MT).
August 17, 2018
Japanese chicken meat production is forecast to grow steadily in 2018 and 2019 as the industry continues to consolidate and larger producers increase productivity.
August 15, 2018
On August 7, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) committee met for the first time to discuss handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
August 13, 2018
Japan is currently experiencing rapid price hikes on fresh vegetables, especially leafy vegetables such as cabbage and lettuce, due to prolonged hot weather and low precipitation.
August 10, 2018
On August 1, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) notified G/SPS/N/JPN/593 and G/TBT/N/JPN/605 to the World Trade Organization (WTO) informing trade partners....

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