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Pig Industry News: Japan

09 January 2009
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan to Sell Cloned Beef and Pork
JAPAN - The Japanese government will announce cloned beef and pork made from cloned eggs or body cells are safe, allowing their commercial sale this year, according to Japanese media....
13 November 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan USMEF: US Pork Ascending to No. 1 in Japan
JAPAN - USMEF has been promoting U.S. pork as “Everyday Delicious— Mainichi Oishi,” in Japan, and consumers there evidently agree. U.S. pork is the No. 1 imported pork in Japan, capturing a stellar...
03 September 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Marketing US Pork and Beef in Japan
JAPAN - Two members of the Nebraska Soybean Board’s (NSB) officer team have just completed a five-day trade mission through Japan....
25 August 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Looks to Broaden Food Recycling Network
TOKYO - Japanese convenience store chain operator Ministop Co. is partnering with Marubeni Corp. to broaden the scope of its food recycling network. ...
24 July 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan: More Leftovers Recycled for Animal Feed
JAPAN - What with prices for animal feed and fertilizer rising, the Japanese food-recycling sector is seeing high demand for pellets for pigs and poultry made from recycled leftovers. ...
17 July 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Cutlet Chain and S. Korean Restaurant Settle
JAPAN - Yabaton, a Japanese pork cutlet restaurant chain, has settled with a South Korean restaurant over trademark violation dispute, President Takayuki Suzuki said Thursday....
22 February 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Ministry Proposes Raising Prices of Pork, Beef
JAPAN - The agriculture ministry has proposed, to Government, an increase in the price floors for domestically produced beef and pork for the first time in three decades....
31 January 2008
Pig Industry News from Japan Shares Fall as China-Made Pork Product s are Recalled
JAPAN - A recall on frozen pork products by Japan Tobacco Inc, the nation's biggest cigarette company, has hit share values. Company shares fell to the lowest in more than 10 months after it recalled products...
03 December 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese Pork Imports Rise in October
Japan - Pork imports to Japan rose by 13 per cent in October to 63,533 tonnes according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
22 October 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan considers importing Vietnam pork
JAPAN - Vietnam’s Trade Office in Japan said that the Japanese government is now considering granting permission for imports of Vietnamese pork....
10 August 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan Meat imports down in Japan for June
JAPAN - Japanese meat imports fell in June. Beef, pork and chicken imports were down compared with the same month last year. ...
04 August 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan bans British pork following foot-and-mouth outbreak
TOKYO - Japan has suspended imports of pork from pigs reared in Britain in the wake of the British government's announcement that foot-and-mouth disease has been detected in cattle on a farm in southern...
27 June 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan PIC renews Japanese contract and celebrates 25-year link
JAPAN - Genetics company PIC and Iwatani International Corporation (IIC) have signed a new agreement to continue their successful partnership in the Japanese market. ...
11 June 2007
Pig Industry News from Japan LDP panel wants SDF to take aim at harmful animals
JAPAN - Members of a Liberal Democratic Party panel want to give Self-Defense Forces' members the legal right to fire their weapons--at animals threatening the agriculture and fisheries industries. ...
27 November 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Pork black market huge: dealers
JAPAN - Not only have importers illegally evaded high tariffs on pork shipments, but the leading food companies that purchase it were well aware of that fact, several meat wholesalers have told The Asahi...
28 August 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan to review labelling of meat imports
JAPAN - Seeking to bar imported meat from being sold under well-known Japanese names, the Agriculture Ministry will establish a panel of experts Thursday to discuss new rules governing labelling, The Nihon...
18 August 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan will import Polish pork
TOKYO - Sumitomo Corp has teamed up with Smithfield Foods. to import Polish pork....
22 June 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan PIC Ships Breeding Pigs To Okinawa
JAPAN - Iwatani Camborough Co. Ltd. (ICC) has announced its first shipment of PIC breeding pigs to Okinawa prefecture, a chain of sub-tropical islands at the southwestern tip of the Japanese archipelago....
14 April 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Porkers pig out on excess rice
JAPAN - Pigs fed with rice may be one solution to issues of the country's deteriorating food self-sufficiency and the preservation of farmland....
01 February 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan Project Uses World Genetics To Produce Local Pigs
JAPAN - Hypor has embarked on a project with its Japanese counterpart to bring in new genes from the Hypor worldwide gene pool and increase the future genetic potential in the Japanese breeding population....
20 January 2006
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan finds BSE risk parts in US beef imports
JAPAN - Japan is considering stopping all imports of U.S. beef - just a month after lifting a ban on the meat - after finding risk materials that could cause mad cow disease in a shipment from New York...
30 December 2005
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese liquor 'Shochu' dregs make their way into pig feed
JAPAN - Researchers are finding ways to recycle the huge amounts of residue left in the distillation of the popular "shochu" spirits, including feeding it to pigs. Kagoshima Prefecture is...
12 December 2005
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan eases ban on US, Canadian beef imports
JAPAN - Japan on Monday eased a two-year-old ban on American beef imposed because of mad cow disease, averting a trade war with Washington where lawmakers had threatened retaliation unless beef trade resumed...
01 August 2005
Pig Industry News from Japan Japan ends blanket testing for mad-cow disease
JAPAN - Japan dropped its policy of testing all cattle for mad cow disease on Monday and will only require checks to be conducted on cattle that are 21 months or older....
16 May 2005
Pig Industry News from Japan Crackdown eyed over Japanese pork laundering
JAPAN - Prosecutors will establish a series of cases against pork brokers and executives of meat processors who have illegally evaded import taxes by manipulating tariffs on imported pork. Such brokers...
03 May 2005
Pig Industry News from Japan Fujichiku suspected of evading billions of yen in pork import duty
JAPAN - A Nagoya-based meat importer-wholesaler group is suspected of conspiring with a Taiwanese trading house to evade billions of yen in pork import tariffs by falsifying import prices declared to customs,...
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