22-07-2011 09:21 AM
Problem with radioactive cattle gets bigger
Japan’s government said the number of cattle fed with hay contaminated by radiation has doubled, two days after shipments of beef from cows rais...
16-07-2011 08:50 AM
Fukushima cattle shipments banned
The government’s nuclear disaster task force said Friday that shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended, amid concern...
04-07-2011 09:02 AM
N-crisis hits Fukushima cherry farmers
As the shipping of brand cherries produced in open fields in Fukushima Prefecture reaches its peak, farmers are being hit hard by sharp drops in sales...
28-06-2011 09:20 AM
Poultry exports to Japan to be increased
Director-General of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Nantawan Sakuntanak disclosed that International Trade Promotion Office in Japan had reporte...
17-05-2011 09:17 AM
Japan's farmers plough on
Japanese authorities are extending the evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in a move that has implications for thousands...
16-05-2011 09:46 AM
Japanese plan new strategy for Fukushima
Japanese officials are readying a new approach to cooling reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant...
27-04-2011 06:29 AM
Farmers rally at Tepco head office in Tokyo
Angry farmers brought two cows to Tokyo yesterday, shouting and punching the air to demand compensation for products contaminated by radiation from th...
26-04-2011 10:13 AM
Farmers protest against Japanese nuke plant
Angry farmers brought two cows to Tokyo where they shouted and punched the air Tuesday in a protest to demand compensation for products contaminated b...
18-04-2011 09:03 AM
Japanese farmers linger in uncertainty
Cherry blossom season in Japan signals the start of the planting of rice and other produce. But the earthquake and subsequent radioactive leak from th...
14-04-2011 09:37 AM
Japanese farmers dump milk over radiation fears
Dairy farmers near Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant are struggling to cope with their own disaster.
13-04-2011 08:58 AM
Red meat industry shows support in Japan
The Australian red meat industry has initiated many activities to throw its support behind Japan...
12-04-2011 09:46 AM
Cattle farmer stressed over cows in Fukushima
A cattle farmer here is suffering from tremendous stress amid mounting concerns over the impact of radiation leaks from the quake- and tsunami-hit Fuk...
10-04-2011 14:07 PM
Japan on defensive over food safety concerns
The Japanese government is trying to fight against growing concerns that food from Japan is not safe.
10-04-2011 14:06 PM
Don't plant rice, Japanese farmers told
Japan’s government has announced it will ban farmers from planting rice in soil contaminated by radiation from the tsunami...
06-04-2011 09:07 AM
Japan farmers brave radiation to feed livestock
Farmers forced to flee Japan’s leaking nuclear plant are braving high levels of radiation inside the exclusion zone in a desperate bid to save t...
01-04-2011 08:35 AM
For Fukushima's Farmers, Growing Uncertainty
As Japan continues to grapple with the effects of the March 11 earthquake, the prefecture of Fukushima faces some of the biggest challenges.
01-04-2011 08:26 AM
Cattle struggle to survive in Fukushima
Cattle in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture are struggling to survive as the health ministry said radiation exceeding...
30-03-2011 09:11 AM
Farmers donate grain to help Japan crisis
From the field to disaster victims in Japan News Five’s Amy West shows us how Nebraska farmers are making a difference half way around the world...
30-03-2011 09:07 AM
Japan crisis erodes farmers' livelihoods
If Japan’s leaders regard the collapse of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex as this nation’s greatest crisis in decades, Saichi Sato h...
29-03-2011 08:36 AM
Japan's farmers battle nuclear scare
Farmers are facing the bitter aftermath of Japan’s nuclear emergency, which could see crops left to rot over a vast swathe of the country’...
25-03-2011 09:04 AM
Japan cows barred from grazing
Japan has asked farmers to keep cows and cattle in barns as radioactive contamination of milk spread from Fukushima prefecture...
24-03-2011 09:15 AM
Fukushima nuclear plant crisis hits farmers
The livelihood of farmers in areas exposed to radiation from a damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima has come under threat...
23-03-2011 08:52 AM
Japanese farmers to receive compensation
Speaking at a press conference Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said that farmers should receive compensation....
23-03-2011 08:51 AM
Radiation detected in farm produce in Japan
Japanese farmers are suffering yet another blow. Not only are they still reeling from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, some of the produce growing....
23-03-2011 08:35 AM
Wheat demand not hurt by earthquake
Japan, Asia’s second-largest wheat importer, is set to increase milling-wheat purchases by 21 percent this fiscal year as demand wasn’t hu...
22-03-2011 08:42 AM
Tepco to compensate farmers
Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) will have to compensate farmers for losses caused by the nuclear radiation leaking from its power plants, Japan has said.
22-03-2011 08:39 AM
Thinning cows signal new threat
Kanju Kurosawa kept his 50 dairy cows alive by carting water from a neighboring town after local supplies were knocked out by the March 11 earthquake.
22-03-2011 08:25 AM
Japan seeks 15,000 tons of food wheat
Japan is seeking to buy 15,000 metric tons of food wheat on March 29 through a tender system...
22-03-2011 08:17 AM
MAF confident no radiation in food imports
Food safety officials say they have no information to suggest that any Japanese food exports to New Zealand have been contaminated with radiation.
16-03-2011 09:08 AM
Japan Buys 163,435 Tons Feed Barley
Japan bought 163,435 metric tons of feed barley and 28,135 tons of feed wheat in a tender today...
16-03-2011 09:00 AM
Food exports to Japan likely to slow
The U.S. will likely send less food to Japan in the coming weeks as damage from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami makes shipping to some areas dif...
15-03-2011 07:34 AM
Japan seeks to buy 32,381 tons of wheat
Japan is seeking to buy 32,381 metric tons of milling wheat in a regular tender on March 17, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
14-03-2011 08:27 AM
Bird flu case confirmed in Chiba
Avian influenza infection was confirmed among chickens at a poultry farm in Chiba city...
14-03-2011 08:21 AM
Corn Demand in Japan to Tumble on Quake
Corn demand from Japan, the world’s biggest importer, may decline after the nation’s strongest earthquake on record and a tsunami disrupte...
08-03-2011 08:28 AM
Farm sector pushes Japanese trade
A delegation led by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Xuan Hung visited Japan last week to promote Vietnamese agricultural and s...
07-03-2011 07:49 AM
33,000 chickens culled in Miyazaki
Around 33,000 broiler chickens were culled Sunday at a poultry farm in the town of Kadogawa, Miyazaki Prefecture, after the 13th case of bird flu...
20-02-2011 10:28 AM
The sticky subject of Japan's rice protection
Twenty-five years ago, Japan was a very competitive manufacturing country, and much of its economic policy since then has been in response to trade fr...
18-02-2011 09:23 AM
Japan suspends annual whale hunt
Japan has canceled the rest of its winter whaling season...
17-02-2011 07:21 AM
Japan considers canceling whale hunt
In a victory for whale conservationist group Sea Shepherd, Japan’s government said Thursday it is considering canceling the whaling season.
15-02-2011 07:30 AM
Japan culls 17k hens
In Japan, at least 17 thousand hens will be killed on Tuesday in an attempt to curb the spread of avian flu.
08-02-2011 09:13 AM
Tenth avian flu outbreak in Japan
The government in the Japanese department Miyazaki culled 190,000 chickens last week due to a new avian influenza outbreak.
06-02-2011 10:52 AM
Culling of 30,000 chickens starts in Miyazaki Pref
The Miyazaki prefectural government started culling 30,000 chickens Sunday at a poultry farm in the town of Kadogawa...
04-02-2011 08:47 AM
Japan's rice exports jump to record volume
Japan’s rice exports surged 45 per cent from the previous year to a record 1,898 tons in 2010, according to data released by the Agriculture Min...
02-02-2011 08:59 AM
More bird flu feared in Miyazaki
The Miyazaki Prefectural Government said Tuesday that 191 chickens died at a poultry farm in the city of Miyazaki and that six of the seven dead birds...
01-02-2011 08:33 AM
Ninth case of bird flu confirmed
The dead chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Takanabe in Miyazaki Prefecture were killed by the deadly avian flu virus...
01-02-2011 08:26 AM
Japan: Cold snap 'forced flu-carrying birds south'
A wave of extremely cold weather this winter is a suspected factor behind the ongoing spread of avian flu in Japan, according to ornithologists.
31-01-2011 06:27 AM
Bird flu outbreak affects zoos
The spread of bird flu has triggered a series of cancellations of bird-related events at zoos and aquariums nationwide.
30-01-2011 10:21 AM
Japan holds emergency meeting on bird flu
The Japanese farm ministry urged prefectural officials, at an emergency meeting in Tokyo, to make more efforts to bring the spread of bird flu under c...
29-01-2011 09:36 AM
Miyazaki bird flu epidemic spreads
The bird flu epidemic may be spreading in Miyazaki Prefecture after chickens tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian flu virus Friday in two mor...
28-01-2011 06:29 AM
Gov't to strengthen anti-bird flu measures
The Japanese government decided Thursday to strengthen preventive measures against the continued outbreak of avian influenza...