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CHICKENS

Workers prepare to cull chickens at a farm in Kashima, Saga Prefecture, on Saturday after a case of bird flu was detected there.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 25, 2023
Japan confirms season's first bird flu case in Saga
The Saga Prefectural Government has started to cull around 40,000 chickens raised at a farm in the city of Kashima.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 19, 2023
Japan on high alert as avian flu rages across the country and heads north
Amid egg shortages and soaring prices, how worried should people be about the potential impacts of bird flu on human health?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 18, 2023
Japan egg prices soar amid record 16 million bird flu cullings
Egg-laying hens make up more than 90% of birds in the process of being culled, according to the agriculture ministry, limiting the supply of eggs and pushing prices higher.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 16, 2023
Bird flu spreads to new countries, threatening nonstop 'war' on poultry
Experts and farmers on four continents said the prevalence of the virus in the wild signals that record outbreaks will not abate soon.
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JAPAN
Jan 9, 2023
Record 10 million birds culled in Japan as avian flu spreads
As of Monday, a record 56 infections had been verified across 23 of the country's 47 prefectures this season.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2023
Number of bird flu outbreaks in Japan this season reach record 54
The total number of bird cullings due to this season's outbreaks is expected to reach around 7.75 million.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2022
Record 1.37 million chickens to be culled at bird flu-hit Aomori farm
The Aomori Prefectural Government has started to cull all of some 1.37 million chickens raised at a poultry farm in the city of Misawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2022
Government alerts farmers over sharp rise in bird flu cases
As of Wednesday, a total of 27 cases of avian flu had been confirmed across 16 prefectures in Japan, leading to the killing of over 4 million chickens.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2021
Most Japanese poultry farms hit by bird flu had flaws in wildlife control
The agriculture ministry's survey team inspected 30 of the affected farms and discovered flaws in preventive measures at 27 of them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2020
Bird flu confirmed in Tokushima and Miyazaki as outbreak spreads in Japan
The H5 strain was detected for the first time at a farm in Tokushima, making it the 12th prefecture to report a bird flu outbreak case this year.
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JAPAN
Dec 13, 2020
Bird flu confirmed in Shiga, 10th prefecture this year
The ministry of agriculture held a meeting on epidemic prevention measures Sunday with officials pledging to support the Shiga government in tackling the bird flu outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 9, 2020
Japan to order nationwide disinfection against bird flu outbreak
Bird flu has been detected at six regional prefectures since last month in Japan's worst outbreak in more than four years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2020
Former agricultural minister’s graft scandal sparks conversation about animal welfare in Japan
Allegations of bribery illustrate the lengths to which the poultry industry went to preserve its decades-old, yet globally criticized practice of confining egg-laying hens in small cages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2020
Culling of 330,000 chickens begins in Kagawa after bird flu confirmed
The last bird flu outbreak in Japan, in January 2018, also occurred in Kagawa Prefecture, which is located on the island of Shikoku.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 28, 2020
Piglets aborted and chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector
Farmers say they have no choice but to cull livestock as they run short on space to house their animals or money to feed them.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Apr 27, 2019
It will never fly
'Can chickens fly?'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2018
Japan confirms first bird flu case in livestock this winter
A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza killed chickens at a farm in Kagawa Prefecture, in the first outbreak to be confirmed among livestock in Japan this season.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Apr 8, 2017
Queen of Chickens: Great chicken in close quarters
Chicken is king at Queen of Chickens, and it comes cooked every which way you can think of, but most notably it's the rotisserie chicken — skewered on a spit and slow roasted — that brings people in.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2017
300,000 chickens doomed as bird flu spreads to Miyagi, Chiba
Authorities in Miyagi and Chiba prefectures began culling nearly 300,000 chickens Friday after the highly pathogenic H5 strain of bird flu was detected in dead chickens at local poultry farms.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2017
Government bans Brazilian meat producers over bribery scandal, says supplies won't be affected
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday the blocking of imports from 21 Brazilian processing plants involved in a high-profile bribery and tainted-meat scandal will not affect supplies in Japan.

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