LATEST NEWS FROM Japan

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10:59AM Jan 27, 2020

Experts Say Food Waste May Be Cause of Hog Cholera in Okinawa

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor

Pigs in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan may have been infected with classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, through leftover food scraps, experts commissioned by the agricultural ministry in

12:51PM Jan 15, 2020

USDA looks at imports of Japanese muskmelons

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has prepared a pest risk assessment for imports of Japanese muskmelons.

Pig by gate
13:45PM Jan 13, 2020

Classical Swine Fever Strikes Okinawa

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor

For the first time in over 30 years, an outbreak of classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, is resulting in thousands of pigs being culled on the Japanese

13:26PM Jan 06, 2020

Are Preventative African Swine Fever Culls in Japan’s Future?

Jennifer Shike
AgWeb Contributor

The Government of Japan wants to add African swine fever to the list of targeted diseases that allows preventative culls of healthy hogs in case of an ASF outbreak, according

15:07PM Dec 05, 2019

Western Growers praises Japanese approval of trade deal

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers praised the Japanese Diet’s approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and urged the U.S. to address additional barriers to trade with Japan.

08:49AM Nov 19, 2019

Japan’s Lower House Passes U.S. Trade Deal Sought by Trump

Bloomberg
Wire Service

Japan’s powerful lower house of parliament approved Tuesday a trade pact with the U.S. that opens the country’s markets to American beef and other agricultural products.

11:11AM Oct 10, 2019

NPPC Celebrates Long-Sought Win in Japan

Nick Giordano - NPPC
AgWeb Contributor

The economic benefits of a trade agreement with Japan are substantial and the signing marks a culmination of years of NPPC’s efforts to obtain expanded market access for pork in