National Aug 16, 2014

Japanese in 20s prefer rice to bread for breakfast: survey

More than half of Japanese in their 20s prefer to eat rice for breakfast instead of bread, as they say it makes them feel full for a longer period, an online survey by the governing body of the nation's agricultural cooperatives showed Saturday. The poll, ...

National / Politics | ANALYSIS Jun 13, 2014

Details of JA-Zenchu reform left unclear

by Reiji Yoshida

Will the core entity of Japan's monster agricultural conglomerate survive mounting public criticism of its huge vested interests? That question remained unanswered Friday as a deregulation panel submitted a policy recommendation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that includes a call to reform the Central Union ...

Business Nov 12, 2013

Farm, business lobbies push tie-ups

The nation's largest farm and business lobbies have agreed to increase tie-ups to boost the competitiveness of the domestic agricultural industry as Japan and 11 other countries try to hammer out the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the end of the year. The two sides agreed Monday ...