Japan to strengthen countermeasures against African swine fever

National Feb 25, 2020

Japan to strengthen countermeasures against African swine fever

The Cabinet approved Tuesday a reform bill to further strengthen countermeasures at its ports of entry against African swine fever. The measures against the disease spreading across Asia include increased fines for illegally bringing meat products into the country and greater authority for inspectors to ...

Japan gears up for pig culls to prevent African swine fever

National Nov 25, 2019

Japan gears up for pig culls to prevent African swine fever

The agriculture ministry will seek to allow pig culls as a preventive measure against African swine fever, something not currently permitted by the law, if the disease is detected in Japan. The ministry will submit a bill to the Diet next year to revise the ...