Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2019

Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

The Japanese and Irish governments have reached a broad agreement on the lifting of Japan's 18-year-old ban on imports of sheep meat from Ireland, Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed said on Twitter on Wednesday. The accord came after Japan resumed imports of Irish beef only ...

Your wagyu beef may be getting even pricier

Business Nov 13, 2018

Your wagyu beef may be getting even pricier

by Aya Takada

The world's most pampered cows are finding that a key supplement in their carefully designed diet is getting harder to come by thanks to thousands of pigs falling sick in China. Japan's wagyu, known for its soft, fatty and marbled meat, is dependent on China ...

Japanese beef lovers seen boosting imports to 17-year high

Business Jan 26, 2018

Japanese beef lovers seen boosting imports to 17-year high

Domestic beef purchases are set to climb this year as growing demand for affordable meat counters the first rise in import duties in 14 years. Beef imports are likely to increase to the country's highest level since 2001 after growing more than 10 percent last ...