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Japan's 2021 agricultural and seafood exports hit record high for 9th year

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The value of Japan's agricultural and seafood exports in 2021 reached a record high for the ninth consecutive year while exceeding 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) for the first time, backed by strong online and retail sales as people spent more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.

The weak yen policies helping the LDPs core rural landowning electorate. Meanwhile inflation creeps up and food items shrink for urban workers.

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The weak yen policies helping the LDPs core rural landowning electorate. Meanwhile inflation creeps up and food items shrink for urban workers.

Basically, LDP neo-feudal lords.

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“The weak yen policies helping the LDPs core rural landowning electorate. Meanwhile inflation creeps up and food items shrink for urban workers.”

Good luck with inflation here, the way some have experienced in the US or UK. Foods are plenty at supermarkets. That makes what you posted sound like fake news to me.

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Go Fukushima!

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I'm trying to import some of it to the US but the FDA is a thorn in my rear end.

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BBC TV recently runs short commercials of South Korea agricultural products constantly. Strawberries, Shine Muscat, Korean Pears and Kimchi as their special agricultural products. Excepting kimchi, other fruits were improved in Japan as a result of great efforts. South Korea and China stole the seedlings from Japan and they are selling in Asian markets widely in cheaper prices. Japanese products are better and taste nicer but more expensive. Japanese government is strengthening to control seedlings developed in Japan not taken out abroad.

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Export is topping (god news) but inflation is increasing. Ever wonder how other countries can afford Japanese agricultural products but mostly out of reach here in Japan.

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Really?

I wonder what is fact and what is manipulated info.

I ask this as I read the news about the Komamoto fisheries association labeling Chinese clams as being Komamoto clams.

Ooops!

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Cool, so can we now reduce the ridiculous level of taxpayer money subsidies (LDP electoral bribes ) to farmers now?

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And not noted here is the huge amount of seafood IMPORTED from China and other SE Asian nations.

Baby clams, marked as "Japanese" and sold all throughout Japan, were found to be 97% imported.

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They sold that much overseas because the domestic buyer cant afford to buy Japanese seafood!

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Man good news! I know many farmers here and they’re a hardworking bunch! Well done! Hope more young people leave the office rat race and go into agriculture. With lots of young people new ideas creep into this sector and quality will go up and prices a bit down. Well done Japanese farmers!!!

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No supply chain issues here?

People just about survive in the food production business so they have no choice but to work

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Food exports with high flavor content will always be a winner in USA, Australia etc. As an example the tomato's I buy at the supermarket (here in Australia) while looking perfect have little actual flavor when compared to the tomato's I grow in my little back yard. They have restricted the market to high yield and perfect size and shape but with much reduced flavors. Not all food is like that but some are and that is the niche market Japan can exploit. Japan grows perfect fruits and veg for aesthetic presentation but it also has some that retain their high natural flavor.

Of course Japans world famous scallops will always be an export winner. How about exporting some of those giant oysters to Oz? I saw them at Tsukiji market but sadly did not get one when I had the chance.

Japanese high grade Wagyu is also a winner. These niche foods can be sold almost anywhere quality is appreciated as they are only available from Japan. Other nations are also breeding Wagyu but the quality remains behind the best Japan has to offer.

Good news for Japan and for those who like top class imported foods that may otherwise not be available to them from local suppliers.

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South Korea and China stole the seedlings from Japan and they are selling in Asian markets widely in cheaper prices. 

Is there anything that they won't copy or steal outright?

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