Quake damage makes rice planting in Kumamoto all but impossible

May 11, 2016

Quake damage makes rice planting in Kumamoto all but impossible

Damage to rice paddies in quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture has left many rice farmers unable to plant seedlings this spring. The string of earthquakes that rocked the prefecture have left a trail of devastation in their wake, including cracks that have been confirmed in at ...

Nov 14, 2015

Government eyes extra budget worth around ¥3.5 trillion

The government is likely to compile an extra budget worth around ¥3.5 trillion ($28.5 billion) at the end of this year to help farmers boost their global competitiveness and finance social security measures, sources said Saturday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will instruct ministries to ...