Apr 17, 2014

U.S. agrees to let Japanese tariffs stand on rice, wheat

The United States has agreed to allow Japan to retain tariffs on rice and wheat, government sources said Thursday during bilateral talks related to the wider Pacific free trade negotiations. In return, Washington demanded Tokyo introduce a system to increase U.S. rice imports, which ...

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Dec 4, 2013

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Nagasaki Prefecture has developed a new type of wheat fit for production of “chanpon” noodles, a local speciality. Officials in the prefectural government say chanpon noodles made with locally grown wheat will be served in restaurants as early as 2015. According to the officials, ...

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Aug 5, 2013

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Wheat prices are poised to increase for the third time in a year, adding to inflation as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus weakens the yen and boosts costs. Foreign wheat sold by the government to flour millers will probably rise about 5 percent ...