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Egg prices at their lowest in two years

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The price of eggs in Japan has fallen to their lowest level in two years due to the strong yen.

According to the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations (Zen-Noh), the price of eggs briefly soared after the March 11 disaster because of a shortage. Then food processing companies switched to imported eggs which became cheaper due to the strong yen. This, in turn, drove down the prices of domestic eggs.

As a result, Zen-Noh says the price of a 1-kg carton of a dozen M-size eggs is 145 yen, which is 45 yen cheaper than this time last year.

Many supermarkets are currently offering special sales on eggs.

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Many supermarkets are currently offering special sales on eggs.

Y278 for a pack of 10 eggs..is it cheap? I think egg prices are stronger than strong yen !

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Y278 for a pack of 10 eggs..is it cheap?

Where the hell you buying your eggs?

As a result, Zen-Noh says the price of a 1-kg carton of a dozen M-size eggs is 145 yen,

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The supermarket eggs are factory-farmed.

While I have seen half-dozen packs of eggs, never, ever in Japan have I seen dozen-packs. They always come in 10s.

THe semi-free-range eggs at my local nokyo went from ¥300 to ¥200 for a while, but this week they were back at ¥300.

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So does this mean that the omu-rice specialty restaurants are actually making a nice profit lately?

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i get mine for 198 yen for 10 eggs

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It depends on the egg. I get mine for 298 yen for a pack of ten, because the birds at the farm selling them are naturally fed and I the eggs taste and look much better (red yellow yolk)than the cheaper ones. Some eggs have almost white tools,a clear sign the bird was but fed with healthy food.

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My supermarket (Life) had dozen-packs of domestic eggs on sale last week, I didn't even notice there were two extra until I got them home...

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You people are paying way to much for 10 eggs at M size.

I pay from 88 to 98 yen. Sometimes 128 yen.

Try Fuji Super/Tiger/AVE and other stores.

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I pay from 88 to 98 yen. Sometimes 128 yen.

For eggs to be that cheap, they have to come from the worst factory farms where birds (considered nothing more than cogs in a giant egg-producing machine) are crammed in as tight as possible, fed the cheapest possible feed and dosed with hormones to increase their laying rate. The hormones from those tortured, sickly short-lived birds get into the eggs. I guess you don't care where your eggs come from, or what you eat.

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Sometimes I buy my veggies and eggs from a small store. Thing is, they do sell cheap there, but they do also close early.

One of the reasons they sell cheap stuff is not because their veggies are tortured or maltreated, but sold there fresh from the farm plots near the store. They may have been extras, or of weird shapes, or a bit over or under sized for the farmer's packaging.

Eggs have also been sold there at around 160 yen for L-size and abut 130 yen for M-size. But instead of the usual grocery-kind of advertisement label, they only have a small piece of paper with the shoumikigen stamped on it. The eggs are fresh and have been sold there by the chicken and egg farm nearby.

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Don't forget: you get what you pay for.

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Cleo, here's a thought...MaboDofuIsSpicy just might have not known that what you said is a POSSIBILITY. Some of the cheapest and best eggs around my area in the States are from family farms, and we know those happy little chickens are being treated and fed well.

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Some of the cheapest and best eggs around my area in the States are from family farms

Family farms in Japan do not supply supermarkets, except at the high end. I guarantee Mabo's eggs are low-grade rubbish from factory farms. CactusJack is right.

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