Business Sep 1, 2020

Japan rice prices may fall for first time in six years

Wholesale prices of rice to be harvested this year are likely to fall for the first time in six years, helping consumers while giving farmers a headache. The drop reflects lower demand for dining out because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, on top of a ...

Ravenous fall armyworm threatens Japan's key crops

National Aug 15, 2020

Ravenous fall armyworm threatens Japan's key crops

Japan is sounding the alarm against the inexorable march of the fall armyworm, as reports of damage by the pest in Asia following its spread in Africa are increasing, threatening Japan with infestation. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned of significant damage ...