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28 September 2022
View news from Japan US red meat industry commemorates 45 years in Japan
Japan purchased nearly $4.1 bln in 2021...
16 September 2022
View news from Japan Japanese household meat consumption rises in 2020
Household consumption of beef, pork and chicken all rose...
21 July 2022
View news from Japan Japan meat import volume up 16.4%
Grain, soybean imports from US down; meat up 4.5%...
24 March 2022
View news from Japan US-Japan find agreement on beef tariffs
The agreement comes into force once the text is finalised...
11 October 2021
View news from Japan Japanese scientists work up an appetite for lab-grown Wagyu beef
Japan's famed Wagyu beef, a delicacy that can cost more than $200 a pound at some top restaurants, could become much more affordable in the form of a lab-grown replica....
17 September 2021
View news from Japan Japan August commodity imports
Following is a table of Japan's imports of selected agricultural and other commodities in August compiled from preliminary customs trade data released on Thursday....
31 August 2021
View news from Japan University of Osaka unveils first 3D printed Wagyu beef
Researchers from Japan’s Osaka University have used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cattle to 3D print a “steak”....
17 March 2021
View news from Japan Japan temporarily sets higher tariffs on US beef imports
Japan is temporarily raising tariffs on US beef imports as volumes have exceeded levels agreed to between the two nations for the fiscal year ending on 31 March....
03 March 2021
View news from Japan Japanese companies go high-tech in the battle against food waste
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way....
25 February 2021
View news from Japan UK eyes opportunities for red meat exports to Japan
Exports of beef from the UK to Japan enjoyed significant growth in 2020 – bringing a £5.4 million boost to the red meat sector....
19 February 2021
View news from Japan Editorial: bluster and triumphalism over the UK's Free Trade Agreements are misplaced
The benefits of the UK's post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements are being overstated, according to JP Garnier of MeatWise International Consultancy....
11 February 2021
View news from Japan A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
10 August 2020
View news from Japan Japan removes restrictions on French beef exports
France said on 7 August that Japan had lifted all sanitary restrictions on French beef exports....
31 January 2020
View news from Japan Japan's Beef, Pork Imports Grow in 2019 Under Pacific Free Trade Deal
JAPAN - Japan imported more beef and pork in 2019 than the previous year, largely due to a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, government data showed Thursday, signaling challenges facing domestic farmers amid the influx of cheaper imports....
27 January 2020
View news from Japan Wagyu Prices Fall as Japan Turns to Crossbred Beef
JAPAN - Prices of Japan's prime quality wagyu beef are on a downward trend as consumers tighten their purse strings following the country's consumption tax rate hike in October....
12 December 2019
View news from Japan Japan Farm Minister Stresses Safety of Wagyu Beef
JAPAN - Agriculture minister Taku Eto stressed the safety of wagyu beef during a visit with Beijing’s top diplomat in Japan to a cutting-edge meat-processing plant with stringent hygiene controls on Wednesday, as Tokyo hopes to resume exports of the...
10 December 2019
View news from Japan Japan Hopes to Double Wagyu Beef Output
JAPAN - The government said Tuesday it hopes to double the country’s output of wagyu beef, known for its tenderness and marbled fat, to 300,000 tons by fiscal 2035 amid rising overseas demand....
26 November 2019
View news from Japan Japan Set to Resume Beef Exports to China
JAPAN - Tokyo and Beijing on Monday concluded an agreement on animal health and quarantine, taking a key step toward the resumption of Japan’s beef exports to China, halted since 2001....
21 November 2019
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Exports to China Likely to Resume in 2020
JAPAN - Japan is in the final stage of talks with China to resume exports of beef to the world’s most populous market for the first time in about two decades, government sources said Thursday....
16 September 2019
View news from Japan US Agrees to Expand Low-tariff Quota for Japanese Beef Imports: Sources
JAPAN - The United States has agreed to increase its low-tariff quota for Japanese beef in bilateral trade negotiations, sources close to the matter have said....
30 August 2019
View news from Japan Scotch Beef Showcased to Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - Scotch Beef PGI is set to make its Japanese screen debut to over 10 million people ahead of the rugby calendar’s most important event....
06 August 2019
View news from Japan Drug Combination Effective Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle,...
13 May 2019
View news from Japan EU Urges Japan to Drop Beef Block
JAPAN - The EU’s top agriculture official urged Japan to open up its market for beef from the whole bloc, saying Europe expected “reciprocity” for importing Japan’s famous Wagyu and Kobe beef....
08 May 2019
View news from Japan Cattle on Diet as New Wagyu Brand in Wakayama Targets Health-conscious Meat Lovers
JAPAN - Some Japanese black cattle in Wakayama Prefecture, renowned for the distinctive fatty marbling of their meat, have been put on a diet....
15 April 2019
View news from Japan Japan Sees Progress Toward End to China Beef Ban in High-level Talks
JAPAN - Japan and China agreed during their high-level economic dialogue Sunday on steps that could pave the way for the lifting of a prolonged ban on Japanese beef by Beijing, in the latest sign of a recent improvement in ties between the Asian powers....
02 April 2019
View news from Japan New Ideas for US Beef, Pork Introduced at 'Competitive' FOODEX
JAPAN - Facing growing competition in Japan and other Asian markets, USMEF promoted US red meat by offering new dishes and fresh ideas for US beef and pork to importers, distributors, processors, foodservice operators and retailers attending the annual...
29 March 2019
View news from Japan US Red Meat Squeezed in Japan by Free Trade Alternatives
JAPAN - Japan is importing more pork and beef from European and North American free trade partners in a shift from the US that may impact Tokyo's upcoming trade negotiations with Washington....
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)....
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