Japan to help those left jobless by virus find work in farming

Business / Economy Apr 15, 2020

Japan to help those left jobless by virus find work in farming

The agriculture ministry will encourage people who have lost their jobs due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic to work in the farm industry by offering financial support. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, approximately 1,900 Chinese and other foreign technical interns have ...

Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

National Jan 20, 2020

Japan mulling legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

The agriculture ministry will propose a new law aimed at preventing the smuggling to other countries of genetic materials, such as fertilized eggs and semen, related to wagyu cattle. The envisioned law allows requests for injunctions against improper trading of such genetic materials and, if ...

Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

National Dec 20, 2019

Japan expands swine fever vaccinations to seven more prefectures

The government said Friday it will expand vaccinations of pigs against hog cholera to cover Tokyo and seven prefectures adjacent to the 12 prefectures with confirmed cases of the deadly virus. The vaccinations may start later this month in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Kyoto and Nara, ...