Japan

Dry-aged meat is becoming something of a specialty for Japanese diners

Japanese get a taste for dry-aged meat

By Kathryn Wortley

Japanese consumers are embracing dry-aged meat as awareness rises of its quality and healthy eating becomes increasingly important. 

USMEF is keen to strengthen US red meat sales in regional Japanese markets

Japan's supermarkets targeted in US marketing push

By Kathryn Wortley

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is partnering with supermarket chains and event organisers in Japan’s regions to strengthen already high US red meat sales by localising marketing, public relations and consumer interaction campaigns. 

For the second year in a row, fewer people are eating at home in Japan

Japan’s meat appetite breaks records

By Kathryn Wortley

Japan’s meat consumption broke new records in the 2016 fiscal year (April 2015 to March 2016) according to recent data, with projected year-on-year growth set to be the fastest in five years.

European cured meats from Spain and Italy and wowing Japanese consumers

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

By Kathryn Wortley

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese specialist producers.

Japan's restaurants are looking forward to Meat Day

Japan ‘meat day’ looms – sales boom expected

By Kathryn Wortley

Butchers, supermarkets and barbecue restaurants in Japan are gearing up for the national meat trade’s busiest day of the year, dubbed ‘Meat Day’ – on 9 February. 

US pork production is at record levels and exports to Japan and Mexico are growing

US pork and beef exports see double-digit growth in October

By Aidan Fortune

US pork and beef exports had a strong October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Russia is close to approving heat-treated meat exports to Japan

Russia set to approve heat-treated meat exports to Japan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is close to approving veterinary certificates for exports of meat, in particular heat-treated beef, from the Kaliningrad facility of Miratorg to Japan, Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor reported on 5 December. 

Yonekyu has added four new factory lines to up with rising pork demand in Japan

Japan’s Yonekyu welcomes Sealpac’s packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

Yonekyu Corporation, one of Japan’s leading processed meat companies, has applauded the impact of Sealpac’s thermoformers on its production lines, claiming the equipment is “extremely strong”.

Australia's live cattle exoports are expected to decline by nearly 20% this year

Australia in talks with Japan to lift trade ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Australian government is in talks with political counterparts in Japan after the latter imposed a trade ban on live cattle imports, following a virus outbreak.

The NCBA: US beef is at an

US cattle industry calls for vote on TPP

By Aaron McDonald

A total of 225 US food and agricultural associations, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a letter to members of Congress on Monday 11 April calling for an efficient vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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