Thursday, June 22, 2023
WOAH acknowledges Japan's bird flu-free status on website
Japan's agriculture ministry announced that its declaration that the country is free of bird flu has been updated on the World Organisation for Animal Health's (WOAH) website.
Monday, June 19, 2023
AI system developed to evaluate beef quality in Fukushima, Japan
The Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre in Japan has made significant progress in beef quality assessment with the development of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based system, The Japan Times reported.
Monday, June 19, 2023
Companies in Kanagawa, Japan tests new system to use food waste as livestock feed
Companies in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan and Japanese telecommunication's firm NTT East have launched an initiative to test a system that connects food manufacturers with livestock farmers, with a goal to utilise food residue, including sub- ...
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Japanese beef exports decline due to trade restrictions
Japanese beef exports faced setbacks last year, primarily due to US tariff-rate quotas and Chinese import restrictions, which pose a threat to the country's ambitions of expanding its agricultural and marine product exports in 2023 and beyo ...
Monday, May 29, 2023
Only Italian pork from ASF-unaffected areas allow to enter Japan
Heat-processed pork and pork products from Italy have now been permitted to enter Japan.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Nearly 14% growth for Japan's pork imports expected by 2028
Researchers with the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) are forecasting Japan's pork imports to increase between 3.6% and 13.9% by 2028 due to the country's trade agreements in place.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Davao, Philippines, plans to deliver chicken products to Sennan City, Osaka, Japan
The city government of Davao, the Philippines, aims to export chicken products to Sennan City, Osaka prefecture, Japan, this year, a city councilor said.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Sumitomo set to sell insect-based feed for farmed fish in Japan
Japan's Sumitomo Corp. will begin selling insect-based feed for farmed fish in Japan later this year, becoming the country's first large trading house to do so.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Ainan Fisheries Cooperative becomes first Japanese facility to receive BAP certification
The Ainan Fisheries Cooperative has received the Global Seafood Alliance's (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the first Japanese facility to be BAP approved, Fish Information & Services reported.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Japan to spend US$727 million to aid livestock and dairy farmers
The Japanese government will spend JPY 96.5 billion (~US$727 million; JPY 100 = US$0.75) from its reserve funds to aid livestock and dairy farmers affected by high compound feed prices, The Jiji Press reported.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Japan abrogates remaining restrictions on Canada's beef
Japan is lifting the last of its restrictions on Canadian beef, 20 years after bovine spongiform encephalopathy, often called mad cow disease, devastated the country's cattle industry.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Egg prices in Japan soaring amid record 16 million birds culled due to bird flu
Egg prices in Japan are soaring as the bird flu outbreak in the country resulted in a record 16 million birds marked for culling since the first outbreak was detected in October last year, Xinhua News reported.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Japan sees under 2% drop in 2022 pig slaughter
Japan's pig slaughter in 2022 totaled 1,293,280 tonnes (CWE), down just under 2% from 2021, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Marubeni announces collaboration with Ynsect, focusing on Japanese market
Marubeni Corporation has signed a letter of intent to collaborate with SAS Ÿnsect, the world leader in the production of insect protein and natural insect fertilisers, focusing on the Japanese market.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Vinamilk and Japan's Sojitz collaborate on beef cattle project
Vinamilk and Sojitz Japan are collaborating on a breeding and beef processing facility in Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam Economy News reported.

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