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28 February 2019
View news from Japan QMS Flying the Flag for Scotch Beef, Lamb in Japan
JAPAN - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI at Foodex Japan, Asia's largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan, being held in Tokyo next week (5–8 March 2019)....
27 February 2019
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Imports from TPP Members Soar in January
JAPAN - Japan’s beef imports from members of a Trans-Pacific free trade pact that took effect late last year soared more than 50 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday....
21 January 2019
View news from Japan Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
02 January 2019
View news from Japan Japanese Beef Seen in Large Volume in China Despite Embargo
JAPAN - Beef from Japan appears to have been in distribution in large quantities in China although Beijing banned imports of the Japanese produce nearly two decades ago. ...
06 December 2018
View news from Japan Aeon to Cut Aussie Beef Prices Ahead of TPP's Enforcement
JAPAN - Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. said that it will lower the prices of Australian beef products by up to about 20 percent, ahead of the implementation of the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on 30 December....
21 November 2018
View news from Japan Australian Beef to Feed Aussie Athletes at 2020 Olympics
JAPAN - Australian Beef has been announced as an official partner of the 2020 Australian Olympic Team, giving Australian red meat an unprecedented platform on the national stage under a new sponsorship deal delivered by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
19 September 2018
View news from Japan Heartland Team Explores US Red Meat Successes, Potential in Japan
JAPAN - USMEF’s eighth Heartland Team featured a mix of producers and other agricultural industry leaders getting a firsthand look at the success of US red meat in Japan, as well the potential for future growth in the leading value market for both US...
31 August 2018
View news from Japan Bayer launches new tool to further effective and responsible antibiotic use
New digital comparison tool, i-COWNT BRD, helps veterinarians to make more informed treatment decisions for bovine respiratory disease....
29 August 2018
View news from Japan MSD Animal Health introduces “The Science of Prevention” with a record number of abstracts at the 30th World Buiatrics Congress
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co, today announced a significant number of abstracts (16 oral and 8 poster presentations) to be presented at the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Sapporo, Japan from August 28 – September 1....
View news from Japan Bayer Furthers Cattle Health, Well-being Via Science & Practical Approaches
Bayer reinforces its commitment to enhancing cattle health and management by supporting cattle professionals around the world with scientific education and technological advancements. ...
28 August 2018
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Aussie Market Challenge
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence....
15 August 2018
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Challenge in Australian Market
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence. ...
30 July 2018
View news from Japan Japan Dodges Beef Tariff Row with US as Imports Stay Low
JAPAN - Japan's imports of beef have come in below a level that would have triggered an automatic tariff hike, avoiding a potential flare-up in trade tensions with US President Donald Trump....
29 May 2018
View news from Japan Australia Finally Lifts Ban on Japanese Beef Imports
JAPAN - Australia lifted a 17-year-old ban on Japanese beef imports Tuesday, Japan's agriculture ministry announced the same day....
01 May 2018
View news from Japan New Cooking Methods for US Pork, Beef Shared at Japanese Trade Show
JAPAN - Introducing Japanese customers to new cooking methods for US pork and beef, USMEF participated in the Supermarket Trade Show, one of the largest food industry exhibitions in Japan. ...
06 April 2018
View news from Japan Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
16 March 2018
View news from Japan New Concepts for US Beef, Pork Dishes Highlighted at Foodex Japan
JAPAN - Noting that booming meat demand among Japanese consumers continues to gain momentum, USMEF seized the opportunity by introducing new and unique US beef and pork dishes at Asia’s largest food trade show. ...
07 March 2018
View news from Japan 'Pound Steak' Campaign Designed to Increase US Beef Sales
JAPAN - With a goal of increasing the volume of US beef sold at the retail level in Japan, USMEF shared a new merchandising idea during a seminar for foodservice buyers and restaurant owners. ...
27 December 2017
View news from Japan Japan to Lift 17-year Beef Import Ban from Uruguay
JAPAN - Japan is planning to lift a ban on beef imports from Uruguay next year, ending a more than 17-year embargo following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the South American nation in 2000, according to government sources....
29 November 2017
View news from Japan More Japanese Livestock Farmers Using Feed Rice
JAPAN - While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions....
06 November 2017
View news from Japan Grand Hyatt Tokyo Develops Original Keyakizaka Beef
JAPAN - The Grand Hyatt Tokyo has introduced Keyakizaka beef, an original beef developed by Keyakizaka’s Chef de Cuisine Yoshinobu Honda, in collaboration with Takeuchi Farm in Akiruno, which is the only farm that exists in Tokyo. ...
23 October 2017
View news from Japan Promotions Bump Sales of US Pork, Beef at Japanese Supermarkets
JAPAN - Reaching consumers interested in trying new cuts of US pork and beef at a special celebration of meat, USMEF partnered with a major supermarket chain to conduct a "Meat Day" sales promotion in Japan....
17 October 2017
View news from Japan Japan, US Officials to Discuss Beef Import Safeguards
JAPAN - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and US Vice President Mike Pence were set to discuss Tokyo’s recent safeguard tariff increase against US frozen beef in their economic talks on Monday in Washington....
09 October 2017
View news from Japan Little Chance of Deal on US Beef in Upcoming Talks with Japan
JAPAN - With little room to maneuver ahead of this month's general election, Japan will play up energy and infrastructure as areas for cooperation with the US in upcoming economic talks while trying to deflect American pressure on beef import restrictions....
29 September 2017
View news from Japan US Beef Imports to Japan Down in August; Rise in Aussie Shipments
JAPAN - Imports of frozen beef from the United States in August dropped 26 per cent from a year earlier, following Tokyo’s introduction of a safeguard measure, according to the agriculture ministry....
25 September 2017
View news from Japan Talk of Lifting Japan’s Ban on British Beef Gives Hope to UK Firms
JAPAN - Succulent cuts of prime British beef could be back on menus in Japan as early as next year after a team of Japanese government officials carried out an inspection of UK beef production controls in mid-July. This was more than 20 years after the...
14 September 2017
View news from Japan Surging Imports Mean Lean Times for Beef Producers in Japan
JAPAN - Japan in August raised tariffs on US beef to limit surging imports. But roughly one month on, the measure does not appear to be helping domestic producers as buyers such as restaurants switch from US products to imports from other countries....
21 August 2017
View news from Japan Japanese Beef Buyers May Get Frozen Out by Tariff Hike
JAPAN - Japan's newly imposed emergency tariff on frozen American beef has raised a question about the wisdom of hanging on to a relic of a bygone trade framework when securing enough beef to meet domestic demand could become a challenge amid the tightening...
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