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Takayama looks to conquer the world with wagyu exports

Business Feb 5, 2019

Takayama looks to conquer the world with wagyu exports

In a lush field in the heart of the mountains, a herd of glossy black cows roam happily — prime examples of the area's Hida brand of wagyu beef. With consumption of the famed meat known for its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness and marbled fat on the ...

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

National Jun 7, 2018

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

Yuya Shibakai sometimes feels he is plowing a lonely furrow. The Japanese farmer produces organic lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables for a market that has tasted nothing like the success of the sector in other advanced economies. On his farm outside Tokyo, the 32-year-old doggedly ...