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09 August 2017
View news from Japan New Farm Minister Not Interested in Rethink of US Beef Import Curbs
JAPAN - Ken Saito, newly appointed minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, says he is not considering rethinking the country’s safeguard emergency import restriction system for beef, which has been criticized by the United States....
04 August 2017
View news from Japan Finance Minister to Discuss Frozen Beef Import Tariffs with US
JAPAN - Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday that Tokyo would raise the issue of tariffs on frozen beef imports from the United States and other countries in bilateral economic talks with Washington later this year....
01 August 2017
View news from Japan Japan’s Frozen Beef Safeguard Triggered in Q1 of Japanese Fiscal Year
JAPAN - The Japanese government released its June import figures for frozen beef. From this data, it now is clear that imports during the first quarter (1 April - 30 June) of Japan’s fiscal year, from the United States and other countries covered under...
28 July 2017
View news from Japan Frozen Beef Tariff Plan Sends Chill Down Retailers' Spines
JAPAN - Domestic retailers are concerned over the government’s planned safeguard measure for frozen beef, as it will likely hit the nation’s restaurants and supermarkets hard....
24 July 2017
View news from Japan Marubeni Seeks Juicier Cut of China Market with $170m US Beef Deal
JAPAN - Marubeni has added a US beef processor to its portfolio, anticipating greater exports to China after Beijing lifted a long-standing ban on meat from American cattle in June....
18 July 2017
View news from Japan Taiwan to Conditionally Lift 16-year-old Import Ban on Japanese Beef
JAPAN - Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website....
29 June 2017
View news from Japan US Beef Wholesale Prices Soar in Japan on Fatter Demand
JAPAN - Prices of American beef used in meals like beef bowls and shabu-shabu hot pot have jumped in Japan amid strong demand here and a soaring appetite for the meat in the US....
23 June 2017
View news from Japan Japan May Set Tariff-free Quota for EU Beef Under EPA
JAPAN - Japan is considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states, as requested by the EU in the two sides’ negotiations on an economic partnership agreement for free trade, informed sources told Jiji Press on...
08 June 2017
View news from Japan Overcoming Immune Suppression to Fight Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Bovine leukemia is a systemic, malignant lymphosarcoma in cows which is mainly caused by infection with a retrovirus, bovine leukemia virus (BLV)....
24 May 2017
View news from Japan Dairy Cows Serve as Surrogate Moms for Wagyu Beef Cattle
JAPAN - A start-up in Mie Prefecture is attempting to beef up the breeding of famed "wagyu" cattle through surrogate birthing by Holstein dairy cows in Hokkaido....
02 May 2017
View news from Japan Chinese Corn Returns to Japanese Livestock Farms After 7 Years
JAPAN - Japan imported China-grown corn for livestock feed for the first time since February 2010 in March in order to ease shortages, according to the Japanese Ministry of Finance....
17 April 2017
View news from Japan Japan Supermarket Trade Show Promotes US Meat
JAPAN - Working to get a head start on the summer menu preferences of Japanese consumers, USMEF offered tasting samples of American-style barbecue at Supermarket Trade Show 2017, an event sponsored by the New Supermarket Association of Japan in Chiba...
12 April 2017
View news from Japan Japanese Event Connects US Red Meat to Healthy Lifestyle
JAPAN - In response to a request by Spark, a leading Japanese regional supermarket chain, USMEF promoted the nutritional value of US pork and beef in a consumer event in Hiroshima. ...
20 March 2017
View news from Japan US Beef, Pork Showcased at Asia's Largest Food Show
JAPAN - As US exporters met with hundreds of buyers and representatives of Japan’s retail and foodservice industries at FoodEx Japan, USMEF promoted US red meat by serving samples of US beef tongue and thin-sliced and fried US pork cutlets aimed at...
07 March 2017
View news from Japan Japan Industry Officials Beef up Wagyu Logo
JAPAN - The Japan Livestock Industry Association has created a new logo for overseas promotion of wagyu beef that more clearly shows the meat was produced in Japan....
07 February 2017
View news from Japan US Red Meat Offered as Quality Option for Yakiniku Restaurants
JAPAN - USMEF participated in Tokyo’s Yakiniku Business Fair 2017, presenting US beef – including USDA Prime cuts and branded Angus products – as alternatives to domestic Japanese beef while showcasing US pork as an option for Japan’s many yakiniku...
31 January 2017
View news from Japan Australia to Resume Japanese Beef Imports
JAPAN - Australia looks set to lift a 16-year ban on imports of Japanese beef by the end of this year, now that the country's government has confirmed the meat is safe for human consumption....
01 September 2016
View news from Japan More Cows Give Birth at Full Moon
JAPAN - A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown to be true for dairy cows by a group of University of Tokyo researchers....
09 February 2016
View news from Japan Japan Lifts Ban on Imports of Danish Beef
JAPAN - Japan lifted its long-term ban on Danish beef based on an alleged risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on 2 February 2016....
02 December 2015
View news from Japan Beef Import Values Increase in Japan
JAPAN - Beef imports in Japan registered a reduction in volume this year compared to last year, largely due to the fall in US shipments, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have reported....
04 December 2014
View news from Japan New Biomin Web Site Now Available in Japanese
JAPAN - Biomin has now launched a Japanese version of the new corporate web site....
22 August 2014
View news from Japan Upward Pressure Exerted on Japanese Beef Prices
JAPAN - Tight exportable beef supplies in Australia and the United States and the continued decline of Japanese beef production are exerting upward pressure on Japanese beef prices....
13 June 2014
View news from Japan Japan’s Beef Inventories Up 23 Per Cent
JAPAN – Beef inventories have strengthened in Japan this spring, according to the latest supply and demand data by the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC)....
22 May 2014
View news from Japan Japanese Cattle Numbers Falling
JAPAN – Japan’s cattle population contracted by 2.5 per cent last year as a range of factors combined to put pressure on farms....
05 May 2014
View news from Japan US Beef Imports to Japan Up
JAPAN - Japan custom-cleared 36,847 tonnes of beef in March, down nine per cent year-on-year, with a large decline in imports of Australian frozen beef partially offset by a surge in US shortplate volumes according to data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance....
11 April 2014
View news from Japan Australian Beef Exports to Japan Ease in March
JAPAN - The improved US beef access since February 2013 has been impacting Australian trade with Japan, which continued to be the case during March, according to Meat and Livestock Australia....
12 February 2014
View news from Japan Japan Increases Wagyu Beef Exports
JAPAN - Japan exported 909 tonnes of beef in 2013, up 5.3 per cent from the previous year and the highest annual total on record according to data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance....
11 November 2013
View news from Japan Message of European Food Quality Heads to Japanese and Koreans
JAPAN – The quality of European agricultural products is being promoted by EU Commission visits to Japan and South Korea this week....
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