Business Nov 22, 2019

Loss-making Japanese public-private farm fund may be dissolved

The finance and farm ministries will "thoroughly" review the operations of a struggling public-private investment fund aimed at supporting the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, and may opt to dissolve it, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. They believe it would be difficult ...

New farm minister Taku Eto determined to stamp out swine fever

National / Politics Sep 14, 2019

New farm minister Taku Eto determined to stamp out swine fever

Newly appointed Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Taku Eto has expressed his determination to take decisive action on measures for ending the spread of swine fever in Japan, including whether to administer vaccines to pigs. "We practically only have nine months until we are stripped ...

Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2019

Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

The Japanese and Irish governments have reached a broad agreement on the lifting of Japan's 18-year-old ban on imports of sheep meat from Ireland, Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed said on Twitter on Wednesday. The accord came after Japan resumed imports of Irish beef only ...