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...
27-01-2011 08:34 AM
Bird flu strikes farm in Kagoshima
A strain of the highly virulent avian flu virus was detected Wednesday in chickens at a poultry farm in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture...
26-01-2011 08:53 AM
Japan culls chickens to contain bird flu
Japan has started slaughtering thousands of chickens in Kagoshima prefecture on southwestern Kyushu Island, aiming to prevent an outbreak of bird flu ...
25-01-2011 09:07 AM
Japanese troops sent to fight bird flu
Japan’s Ministry of Defense decided Monday to send troops to the southern island of Kyushu to help local authorities contain a bird-flu outbreak...
24-01-2011 07:59 AM
Japan's farms face losses as bird flu spreads
Japan’s factory farms raising poultry are facing big losses as bird flu spreads in Miyazaki Prefecture, south of Tokyo.
23-01-2011 12:23 PM
Another Miyazaki farm turns up bird flu cases
Bird flu appeared to hit another farm Sunday in Miyazaki Prefecture after five of six chickens tested from it...
22-01-2011 08:52 AM
Japan culls 10,000 chickens to contain bird flu
Japan slaughtered more than 10,000 chickens at a poultry farm in southwest Japan to contain the country’s second avian influenza outbreak in two...
19-01-2011 09:18 AM
Japan and Ukraine eye investment in agriculture
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych agreed Tuesday to promote investment...
19-01-2011 09:13 AM
Japan seeks 61,000tns of foreign rice
Japan is seeking to import 61,000 metric tons of rice in a tender on Jan. 25, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said today.
06-01-2011 07:56 AM
Giant tuna sold for $400,000 in Tokyo
A behemoth bluefin tuna sold for a record 32.49 million yen — or about $396,000 — in Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market...
03-01-2011 10:50 AM
Natural treasures carry avian flu
An increase in the number of birds infected with avian flu in various locations across the country this winter has left experts at a loss about how to...
22-12-2010 10:19 AM
Japan buys 700 tons of feed wheat
Japan bought 700 metric tons of feed wheat and 300 tons of feed barley in a tender today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
21-12-2010 10:12 AM
Japan buys 64,543 tons of Australian wheat
Japan bought 64,543 metric tons of milling wheat from Australia in a tender today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
18-12-2010 14:39 PM
Collective responsibility key to pesticide control
Japanese farming houses are collectively responsible for following strict regulations on pesticide use.
17-12-2010 10:51 AM
Japan purchases 19,520tn of food wheat
Japan bought 19,520 metric tons of food wheat and 28,940 tons of food barley through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import cont...
14-12-2010 08:56 AM
Japan Seeks 71563 Tons of Australian Wheat in Tender
Japan is seeking to buy 71,563 metric tons of milling wheat from Australia in a tender on Dec. 16, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...
13-12-2010 08:05 AM
Japan Seeks 60,000 Tons of Foreign Rice in Tender
Japan is seeking to import 60,000 metric tons of rice in a tender on Dec. 14, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
09-12-2010 15:48 PM
Japan sells heart-shaped watermelon for 140 euro
A couple took three years to create a heart-shaped watermelon. The fruit went on sale in a Fukuoka store.
06-12-2010 07:15 AM
Proposed rice farm to create 4,000 jobs in Edo
No fewer than 4, 000 employment opportunities will be created when the 10,000 hectare rice farm project at Ekperi, Etsako Central Local Government Are...
06-12-2010 07:04 AM
Japan Seeks 63,000 Tons Foreign Rice in Tender
Japan is seeking to import 63,000 metric tons of rice in a tender on Dec. 8, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
06-12-2010 06:42 AM
Some Japanese take up weekend farming
More city dwellers are renting plots of land in the city or in nearby rural areas, where they grow their own vegetables and fruit. Underlying the tren...
03-12-2010 21:15 PM
Japan orders slaughter for bird flu
Japanese health officials say they’ve killed 21,500 chickens at a farm in Shimane Prefecture after confirming five cases of the H5 bird flu viru...
03-12-2010 07:39 AM
Wheat Purchasing Accelerated in Japan After Tight Supplies Boost Prices
Wet weather threatening wheat crops in Australia is forcing Japan, Asia’s second-largest importer, to accelerate purchases as supplies tighten a...