Japan to support domestic potato production after poor harvest

National Sep 27, 2017

Japan to support domestic potato production after poor harvest

The agriculture ministry will help domestic potato farmers increase production following a shortage due to bad weather that has adversely affected potato chip makers, sources said Tuesday. The potato crop was poor, particularly in Hokkaido Prefecture, last year due to typhoons, forcing major domestic snack ...

Japan's potato chip shortage likely to linger until fall

Business May 12, 2017

Japan's potato chip shortage likely to linger until fall

Hokkaido's potato farmers haven't recovered from last summer's typhoons, which means consumers will have to wait until at least fall before the usual range of potato chip products returns to store shelves. The farm ministry expects the chip shortage to last until the island prefecture's ...