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September 12, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) confirmed Japan’s first outbreak of Spodoptera frugiperda, or Fall Armyworm (FAW).
September 9, 2019
The United States, as the second largest exporter of processed vegetables to Japan, accounts for 20 percent of the market, valued at US$560 million in 2018.
August 22, 2019
Japan's poultry meat production is projected to continue steady growth in 2019 and 2020 on improved productivity as a result of industry consolidation.
August 19, 2019
Japan’s commercial cherry production in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 is estimated to fall six percent to 15,200 metric tons (MT) on colder temperatures during the flowering stage and reduced acreage.
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.
August 16, 2019
On July 18, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced revisions to Japan’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for a number of agricultural chemicals and additives
August 16, 2019
On August 2, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shared more details on proposed shifts to the positive list system for utensils, containers and packaging (UCP).
August 7, 2019
The Government of Japan (GOJ) sees progress in the reform of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) following a five-year reform period.
August 1, 2019
In 2018, the total value of all retail food and beverage sales in Japan was $479.29 billion (¥53,339 billion), an overall increase of 2.3 percent.
July 24, 2019
The Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) held the second and the third review committee meetings for the labeling of food additives on May 30 and June 27, 2019, respectively.
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.
July 15, 2019
Japan’s Forestry Agency is targeting a domestic wood supply increase from 30 million cubic meters in 2017 to 40 million cubic meters by 2025.
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 10, 2019
On June 27, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published a draft of the Handling Procedure of Foods and Food Additives Derived from Genome Editing Technology....
July 10, 2019
On June 17, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the veterinary drug, Fluralaner, via G/SPS/N/JPN/656.
July 10, 2019
On June 17, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the veterinary drug, Neomycin, via G/SPS/N/JPN/657.
July 10, 2019
n June 17, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the agricultural chemical, Tetraniliprole, via G/SPS/N/JPN/655.
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....
July 3, 2019
On May 10, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the agricultural chemical, Pyribencarb, via G/SPS/N/JPN/640.
July 3, 2019
On June 3, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the agricultural chemical, Chlorpyrifos, via G/SPS/N/JPN/641.

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