Monday, April 18, 2022
Researchers in Japan look into alternatives for aquafeed
Researchers in Japan are investigating alternative sources for aquaculture feed as the country's growing aquaculture sector hits the limits of its traditional supply of aquafeed.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Japan asks the US to continue importing Japanese beef at a low tariff
Japan has asked the US to continue importing Japanese beef at a low tariff even if imports surpass its low tariff quota, The Japan Times reported.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Exports of UK beef to Japan totalled US$2.3 million in January 2022
UK beef exports to Japan were worth GBP 1.78 million (~US$2.3 million; GBP 1 = US$1.31) in January 2022, one-fifth of the total export value in 2021, the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reported.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Salmon prices spike in Japan due to war in Ukraine
Prices of salmon and other imported seafood have skyrocketed in Japan as Russia's invasion of Ukraine has forced airlines to alter flight routes, in an added blow to consumers and businesses already smarting from higher food costs.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Japan and the US strike new beef agreement
Japan and the US have announced an agreement to allow for more exports of US beef to Japan and lowers the chances of Japan implementing higher tariffs in the future, Reuters reported.
Monday, March 14, 2022
Lower pork production expected for Japan in 2022
Japan's 2022 pork production is projected to be lower slightly from 2021, while an expected strong retail demand will be met by more imports this year.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Biggest Australian pork producer confirms Japanese encephalitis outbreak
SunPork, Australia's biggest pork producer, has confirmed several of its swine farms in the eastern states of the country have been impacted by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), Queensland Country Life reported.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
USMEF commends agency's efforts concerning adjustment of safeguard on US beef entering Japan
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently commended the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on the agency's consultations with Japan aimed at adjusting the country's safeguard trigger levels for imports of US beef.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tokio Marine & Nichido to launch insurance for land-based fish farming in Japan
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. plans to sell an insurance policy for operators of land-based fish farming in Japan, starting in January next year.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Japan's JCCU endorses BAP with rollout of four-star smoked steelhead
Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU) is the latest Japanese organisation to endorse the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification programme with the rollout of its first BAP-labeled product, "CO-OP Smoked Salm ...
Monday, September 13, 2021
Japan to see rise in swine and pork productions in 2022
Japan's swine production is set to rise next year following a rebound in its sow population while its pork production is expected to increase 2% to meet strong demand for domestic pork, according to the United States Department of Agricultu ...
Monday, September 6, 2021
Japan ends embargo on pork from Belgium
Japan is the 14th country to lift its embargo on Belgian pork following South Korea, South Africa, Singapore, Belarus, Belarus, Mexico, Uruguay, Ukraine, Russia, New Caledonia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Thailand and Nicaragua.
Monday, June 21, 2021
UK poultry meat gets access to Japan
The United Kingdom has been given market access to Japan for the import of its poultry meat, its trade ministry said in mid-June.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Philippines beef, pork now allowed to be exported to Japan
The Philippines can begin exporting beef, carabeef, pork, chevon, mutton and their by-products to Japan.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Japan researchers use soybean compound to make catfish 100% female
Researchers from Japan's Kindai University's Aquaculture Research Institute has succeeded in making catfish all female with a compound called isoflavone found in soybean, which is said to be a first in the country, The Mainichi reported.

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