Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

Business Nov 20, 2019

Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's agricultural exports through the creation of a single body that will handle farm export procedures and talks with trade partners over easing import restrictions. Under the new law, which takes effect April 1, the body ...

Food as a 'connector' between people

Commentary / Japan Nov 12, 2019

Food as a 'connector' between people

by Yoko Ishikura

When technology is used to connect people who are in different locations and allow them to share the experience of eating together in virtual space, using a smartphone, for example, it will help reduce the problems linked to eating alone.

Japan food producers eye disaster preparation market

National Oct 15, 2019

Japan food producers eye disaster preparation market

In a country where natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons are commonplace, food producers are increasingly calling on consumers to keep an emergency stockpile containing products that they regularly eat. These companies are promoting the idea that each household should keep a rolling stockpile ...