New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

Food & Drink Dec 29, 2018

New challenges for the Japanese cheese market

by Masanao Okuda

With the Japanese cheese market facing an imminent threat from imports due to multilateral free trade pacts, a mom and pop factory in Hokkaido is striving to offer quality products that can compete with Europe's best. Ryota Kikuchi, who opened his cheese factory, Chikap, with ...

National Nov 12, 2018

Japan's Rokko Butter starts producing processed cheese in Indonesia

Rokko Butter Co., teaming with trading giant Mitsubishi Corp., has launched production of processed cheese in Indonesia in its first foray into a foreign market. Undertaking production is PT. Emina Cheese Indonesia, a joint venture 49 percent owned by Rokko and the rest by Mitsubishi. "Current ...