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Japan’s exports of processed foods made from imported farm produce soar, raising doubts over contribution of exports to domestic agriculture

Japan’s exports of processed foods made from imported farm produce soar, raising doubts over contribution of exports to domestic agriculture

TOKYO, Jan. 9 — Japan’s exports of processed foods made from ingredients imported from overseas have been increasing rapidly. Export value figures in the last decade show that shipments rose particularly for coffee beans, increasing six times over the period, and instant coffee, up five times. Such items are categorized as Japan-made agricultural and food […]

First-ever Japan-led sake brewery to open on U.S. East Coast

First-ever Japan-led sake brewery to open on U.S. East Coast

NEW YORK – Asahi Shuzo Co., a major Japanese sake firm known for its signature product Dassai, will begin brewing at a plant in New York next spring in a bid to seek consumers in the already crowded United States market. As the first major Japanese company to set up a sake production facility on […]

Prices set to rise in Japan for over 7,000 food items on cost hike

Prices set to rise in Japan for over 7,000 food items on cost hike

TOKYO- Food prices will continue to surge in Japan in the first four months of 2023, with those of more than 7,000 items set to climb on the back of rising logistics and personnel, as well as high material costs, according to a recent survey by a credit research company. Prices for a total of […]

Exports of watercored yellow apples soar amid rising demand in Asia

TOKYO, Nov. 17 – Gunma Meigetsu, a yellow apple variety, with water core, a sign that the fruit has more sugar than most apples of the same variety, is recently attracting popularity at home and abroad. The variety is large in size, weighing roughly 300-350 grams each, and has high-quality flavor, with its sugar content […]

University in northeastern Japan aims to cultivate original apple variety in Japan and South Africa for year-round exports

AOMORI, Dec. 13 – Hirosaki University in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, has launched an initiative with a trading company in Tokyo to cultivate Kimito, an apple variety developed by the university, in Japan and South Africa to be shipped to the Asian region. By realizing a year-round supply of apples of an original variety across national […]

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