Watami to operate all-you-can-eat wagyu restaurants

Business / Corporate Jun 11, 2020

Watami to operate all-you-can-eat wagyu restaurants

Watami Co. said Thursday that it will develop an all-you-can-eat barbecue restaurant chain offering wagyu Japanese beef in and outside Japan. The first outlet of the Kamimura Bokujo restaurant chain was launched in May in the Minamikamata district in Tokyo's Ota Ward. The major Japanese ...

Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

National Jan 20, 2020

Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

The agriculture ministry will propose a new law aimed at preventing the smuggling to other countries of genetic materials, such as fertilized eggs and semen, related to wagyu cattle. The envisioned law allows requests for injunctions against improper trading of such genetic materials and, if ...

World / Science & Health Dec 19, 2019

Researchers may have found cause of mad cow disease

Researchers believe they have found the cause of mad cow disease, though on Wednesday they stressed the need to maintain precautionary measures to avoid a potential re-emergence of the illness. Several hypotheses have been put forward over the cause of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative ...

China moves closer to resuming imports of Japanese beef

Business Nov 25, 2019

China moves closer to resuming imports of Japanese beef

Tokyo and Beijing have concluded an agreement on animal health and quarantine, taking a key step toward the resumption of Japanese beef exports to China that have been halted since 2001. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, welcomed the agreement at ...

Japan's beef exports to China likely to resume next year

Business Nov 21, 2019

Japan's beef exports to China likely to resume next year

Japan is in the final stage of talks with China to resume exports of beef to the world's most populous market for the first time in about two decades, government sources said Thursday. Tokyo is hoping the exports will be resumed next year, the sources ...

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

Business Nov 6, 2019

China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, says Trudeau

China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries. "Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China ...