A Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in Miyazaki Prefecture on the southern Island of Kyushu in Japan has caused Japan to suspend exports of its famous wagyu beef.  The outbreak has spread to over 100 farms,...

Japan’s food ministry will expand a pilot programme that aims to increase consumption of domestic agricultural produce as early as this year. The scheme, Food Action Nippon, uses reward points to...

A leading Japanese company is looking at the prospect of buying Tasmanian vegetables and fish and may even set up a vegetable processing plant in the Apple Isle. Late last year McCain Foods said they would...

A temporary ban on Australian mangoes from Japan has been lifted a week after it was first enforced after unidentified insect larvae were discovered in a mango at a south-east Queensland export facility.The...

Unidentified insect larvae discovered in a mango at a south-east Queensland export facility has seen Japan enforce a temporary ban on Australian mangoes. Bruce Nastasi, a far north Queensland grower and...

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has contended that Seven-Eleven Japan, the convenience business of Seven & I, illegally pressured franchisees to avoid discounting the price of food products. In...

Tasmanian cherry grower Reid Fruits has overcome market access challenges to ship 17.5 tonnes of premium Japanese-variety (Satonishiki) cherries which retail at A$50 per kilo in Japan – the homeland...

Japan is proving to be a safe haven for Australian beef exports, with the volume of red meat being sent to that market holding firm amid the current global financial turmoil.Beef exports to Australia’s...

While the rising cost of butter is starting to impact on Australians, Japan is just battling to get any. Most grocery stores in Japan have had to resort to posting “sorry – butter unavailable”...