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26 November 2019
View news from Japan Japan Set to Resume Beef Exports to China
JAPAN - Tokyo and Beijing on Monday concluded an agreement on animal health and quarantine, taking a key step toward the resumption of Japan’s beef exports to China, halted since 2001....
21 November 2019
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Exports to China Likely to Resume in 2020
JAPAN - Japan is in the final stage of talks with China to resume exports of beef to the world’s most populous market for the first time in about two decades, government sources said Thursday....
16 September 2019
View news from Japan US Agrees to Expand Low-tariff Quota for Japanese Beef Imports: Sources
JAPAN - The United States has agreed to increase its low-tariff quota for Japanese beef in bilateral trade negotiations, sources close to the matter have said....
30 August 2019
View news from Japan Scotch Beef Showcased to Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - Scotch Beef PGI is set to make its Japanese screen debut to over 10 million people ahead of the rugby calendar’s most important event....
06 August 2019
View news from Japan Drug Combination Effective Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle,...
17 June 2019
View news from Japan Dairy Farm Numbers Fall 60% in 20 Years
JAPAN - The number of dairy farming households nationwide has dropped almost 60 percent in the last 20 years, according to Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry data....
13 May 2019
View news from Japan EU Urges Japan to Drop Beef Block
JAPAN - The EU’s top agriculture official urged Japan to open up its market for beef from the whole bloc, saying Europe expected “reciprocity” for importing Japan’s famous Wagyu and Kobe beef....
08 May 2019
View news from Japan Cattle on Diet as New Wagyu Brand in Wakayama Targets Health-conscious Meat Lovers
JAPAN - Some Japanese black cattle in Wakayama Prefecture, renowned for the distinctive fatty marbling of their meat, have been put on a diet....
15 April 2019
View news from Japan Japan Sees Progress Toward End to China Beef Ban in High-level Talks
JAPAN - Japan and China agreed during their high-level economic dialogue Sunday on steps that could pave the way for the lifting of a prolonged ban on Japanese beef by Beijing, in the latest sign of a recent improvement in ties between the Asian powers....
02 April 2019
View news from Japan New Ideas for US Beef, Pork Introduced at 'Competitive' FOODEX
JAPAN - Facing growing competition in Japan and other Asian markets, USMEF promoted US red meat by offering new dishes and fresh ideas for US beef and pork to importers, distributors, processors, foodservice operators and retailers attending the annual...
29 March 2019
View news from Japan US Red Meat Squeezed in Japan by Free Trade Alternatives
JAPAN - Japan is importing more pork and beef from European and North American free trade partners in a shift from the US that may impact Tokyo's upcoming trade negotiations with Washington....
28 February 2019
View news from Japan QMS Flying the Flag for Scotch Beef, Lamb in Japan
JAPAN - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI at Foodex Japan, Asia's largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan, being held in Tokyo next week (5–8 March 2019)....
27 February 2019
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Imports from TPP Members Soar in January
JAPAN - Japan’s beef imports from members of a Trans-Pacific free trade pact that took effect late last year soared more than 50 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday....
21 January 2019
View news from Japan Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
02 January 2019
View news from Japan Japanese Beef Seen in Large Volume in China Despite Embargo
JAPAN - Beef from Japan appears to have been in distribution in large quantities in China although Beijing banned imports of the Japanese produce nearly two decades ago. ...
06 December 2018
View news from Japan Aeon to Cut Aussie Beef Prices Ahead of TPP's Enforcement
JAPAN - Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. said that it will lower the prices of Australian beef products by up to about 20 percent, ahead of the implementation of the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on 30 December....
21 November 2018
View news from Japan Australian Beef to Feed Aussie Athletes at 2020 Olympics
JAPAN - Australian Beef has been announced as an official partner of the 2020 Australian Olympic Team, giving Australian red meat an unprecedented platform on the national stage under a new sponsorship deal delivered by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
19 September 2018
View news from Japan Heartland Team Explores US Red Meat Successes, Potential in Japan
JAPAN - USMEF’s eighth Heartland Team featured a mix of producers and other agricultural industry leaders getting a firsthand look at the success of US red meat in Japan, as well the potential for future growth in the leading value market for both US...
31 August 2018
View news from Japan Bayer launches new tool to further effective and responsible antibiotic use
New digital comparison tool, i-COWNT BRD, helps veterinarians to make more informed treatment decisions for bovine respiratory disease....
29 August 2018
View news from Japan MSD Animal Health introduces “The Science of Prevention” with a record number of abstracts at the 30th World Buiatrics Congress
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co, today announced a significant number of abstracts (16 oral and 8 poster presentations) to be presented at the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Sapporo, Japan from August 28 – September 1....
View news from Japan Bayer Furthers Cattle Health, Well-being Via Science & Practical Approaches
Bayer reinforces its commitment to enhancing cattle health and management by supporting cattle professionals around the world with scientific education and technological advancements. ...
28 August 2018
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Aussie Market Challenge
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence....
15 August 2018
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Challenge in Australian Market
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence. ...
30 July 2018
View news from Japan Japan Dodges Beef Tariff Row with US as Imports Stay Low
JAPAN - Japan's imports of beef have come in below a level that would have triggered an automatic tariff hike, avoiding a potential flare-up in trade tensions with US President Donald Trump....
29 May 2018
View news from Japan Australia Finally Lifts Ban on Japanese Beef Imports
JAPAN - Australia lifted a 17-year-old ban on Japanese beef imports Tuesday, Japan's agriculture ministry announced the same day....
01 May 2018
View news from Japan New Cooking Methods for US Pork, Beef Shared at Japanese Trade Show
JAPAN - Introducing Japanese customers to new cooking methods for US pork and beef, USMEF participated in the Supermarket Trade Show, one of the largest food industry exhibitions in Japan. ...
06 April 2018
View news from Japan Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
16 March 2018
View news from Japan New Concepts for US Beef, Pork Dishes Highlighted at Foodex Japan
JAPAN - Noting that booming meat demand among Japanese consumers continues to gain momentum, USMEF seized the opportunity by introducing new and unique US beef and pork dishes at Asia’s largest food trade show. ...
 
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