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October 3, 2019
On September 20, 2019, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries started the public comment period for Feed Safety Guidelines on the Handling of Genome-edited Feeds and Feed Additives.
September 20, 2019
Rice consumption continues to decline due to a shrinking population and reductions in per capita consumption.
September 12, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) confirmed Japan’s first outbreak of Spodoptera frugiperda, or Fall Armyworm (FAW).
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 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....
June 4, 2019
The Food Safety Commission (FSC) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its 187th Genetically Modified Foods Expert Committee to discuss procedures for the safety review of genetically engineered....
May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its first public meeting to study how products derived from genome editing technology could be labeled.
May 29, 2019
Japan’s revised GE labeling system is expected to become effective Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2023 (April 1, 2023).
April 17, 2019
On March 27, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) released its regulatory policy for the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology.
March 25, 2019
On February 7, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was invoking a volume-based special safeguard on imports of cornstarch....
March 18, 2019
Demand for feed ingredients in Japan remains strong in MY2018/19 as livestock inventories have seen little change.
March 12, 2019
On February 8, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Environment released its final policy for the regulation of genome editing technologies.
February 13, 2019
On December 5, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) held its fourth public discussion on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology.
December 13, 2018
This report lists major export certificates required by the Japanese government to export food and agricultural products to Japan.
December 7, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its second and third public discussions on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology on October 15 and November 19, 2018,
December 3, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement will enter into force on December 30, 2018, and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
November 26, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement will enter into force on December 30, 2018, and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
October 22, 2018
On October 10, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (see G/TBT/N/JPN/608) of its intention to make revisions to its genetically....
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.
August 1, 2018
Japan’s conclusion of a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and efforts to conclude the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....

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