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19 May 2010
View news from Japan Japan PM Admits Fault in Handling FMD
JAPAN - Japan's prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has admitted that mistakes have been made in the government's efforts to contain the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, which is crippling farmers in a southern prefecture known for its prized beef....
12 May 2010
View news from Japan Pigs and Cattle in Miyazaki Being Culled
MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - Tens of thousands of pigs and cattle are being culled to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in this southern prefecture of Miyazaki. Officials said that some 77,000 hogs and cattle had been earmarked for destruction. ...
06 May 2010
View news from Japan Situation In Japan Is Not Under Control
JAPAN - There have been 13 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Japan between 29 April and 5 May....
18 March 2010
View news from Japan Japan Aims For 50 Per Cent Self Sufficiency By 2020
JAPAN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) is planning to achieve 50 per cent food self sufficiency by 2020 under a New Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas....
29 May 2009
View news from Japan Japanese Dairy Hungry for DDGS
JAPAN - About four years ago the U.S. Grains Council, in collaboration with the local dairy industry and universities, introduced distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the Japanese region through a DDGS feeding trial. ...
28 May 2009
View news from Japan OIE Eases Japan's Status
JAPAN — The world animal health body OIE said on Tuesday it had eased Japan's status on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease to “controlled risk,” a move that should boost meat trade with the Asian country. ...
24 April 2009
View news from Japan Practical Application of DDGS in Feed Under Study
JAPAN - Distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of US ethanol production, is a valuable feed ingredient the US Grains Council has been working to promote in Japan and around the world....
26 March 2009
View news from Japan Japanese Farm Households Turning From Dairy
JAPAN - The Japan Dairy Council, an organization comprising dairy-related and raw milk producing groups across the country, predicts about 1,240 farm households in all prefectures except Hokkaido will cease raising cows this year....
11 November 2008
View news from Japan Real Value of Japan's One Trillion Yen BSE Tests
JAPAN - Questions about the effectiveness of Japan’s policy of testing 100 per cent of cattle for BSE were raised in a seminar hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
14 July 2008
View news from Japan Local Japanese Agencies Continue BSE Testing Alone
JAPAN - All 77 of the nation's meat inspection stations plan to continue testing domestically slaughtered cattle aged 20 months or younger for mad cow disease after central government subsidies for the testing end in August, it was learned Friday. ...
12 December 2007
View news from Japan Japans 1st Milk Prices Hike in 30 Years
JAPAN - Meiji Dairies Corp. and Morinaga Milk Industry Co. decided on Monday to raise milk prices next spring for the first time since 1978, citing higher raw milk prices as the price for cattle feed shoots up amid increased demand for biofuel....
08 November 2007
View news from Japan Kirin Holdings To Acquire Dairy For 294 Billion yen
TOKYO - Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings Co Ltd said Thursday it will acquire 100 percent of Australian dairy company National Foods Ltd from Philippine parent company San Miguel Corp for 294 billion yen....
16 October 2007
View news from Japan BSE Measures Law Has Bark But No Bite
JAPAN - Meat from a cow temple, which is banned by law as a specified risk material, is suspected to have been taken out from a meat-processing center in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, but the violators will get off scot-free because the law does not provide...
28 August 2007
View news from Japan Local Dairy Farm Milking Their Yogurt's Success in Hong Kong
JAPAN - In a cow shed in the Taromaru district of Nishi Ward here, a fan keeps cows cool in the sweltering heat. The foul odor usually associated with barns is barely detectable. ...
12 June 2007
View news from Japan Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
17 May 2007
View news from Japan Japan: Public Should Have Say
JAPAN - In its recent interim report on the two domestically raised cows that were diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2003, the health ministry's research team said it could not confirm the infectiousness of the two cows--23 months...
27 April 2007
View news from Japan Japan Suspects Mad Cow Disease In Bovine
TOKYO — Preliminary tests on a 6-year-old cow in western Japan indicate it may be infected with mad cow disease, a health official said Tuesday. ...
18 April 2007
View news from Japan Meat, Milk From Cloned Cattle Safe
JAPAN - Meat and milk from cloned bulls and cows meets industry standards and beef and milk from cloned cattle are safe for human consumption, researchers have said....
02 April 2007
View news from Japan Japan Says Science Will Determine Fate Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that accurate scientific data, not pressure from Washington, should be the determining factor in whether his country decides to remove current restrictions...
02 February 2007
View news from Japan Japanese 'bilk' the cow for beer
JAPAN - A brewery in Japan launched production of unusual beer from cow's milk on a tip from a local dairy farmer who was looking for ways to put his milk surpluses to good use. ...
08 January 2007
View news from Japan Gene-engineered cattle resist BSE
JAPAN - US and Japanese scientists reported on Sunday that they had used genetic engineering to produce cattle that resist mad cow disease. ...
14 November 2006
View news from Japan Japan Reports 30th BSE Case
JAPAN - A 5-year and 4-month-old female cow, which died last week in northern Japan, has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Monday. This is the 30th case of confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
08 November 2006
View news from Japan Japan finds fresh violation of US beef import rules
JAPAN - Japan has said it will ban imports of beef from one US factory for violating safety guidelines against madcow disease reached after a bitter bilateral feud. Faced with threats of sanctions, Japan in July agreed to resume US beef imports on condition...
02 October 2006
View news from Japan Poll: Japanese Consumers Warming To U.S. Beef
JAPAN - A national study of Japanese consumers by Tokyo-based Macromill for the U.S. Meat Export Federation showed that 52 percent agree with the government's decision to resume imports of U.S. beef, and roughly the same number were either positive...
29 September 2006
View news from Japan Japanese Authorities Confirm 29th Case of BSE
JAPAN - The authorities in Japan have confirmed the country's 29th case of mad cow disease. The Agriculture Ministry said tests had confirmed that a 75-month-old Holstein cow from a farm on the northern island of Hokkaido had been infected with mad...
27 September 2006
View news from Japan 29th suspected case of mad cow in Japan
JAPAN - A cow in northern Japan is suspected of having the country's 29th case of mad cow disease, an official said Tuesday. Preliminary tests on the animal at the Ishikari Livestock Hygiene Service Center in Hokkaido prefecture on Japan's northernmost...
18 September 2006
View news from Japan Fans celebrate return of Yoshinoya beef bowl after lifting of US beef ban
JAPAN - Japanese diners have celebrated the eagerly waited return of gyudon, a beef bowl dish by the Yoshinoya restaurant chain, after Japan lifted a ban on US beef imports. The fast-food chain took on a symbolic status during Japan's ban on US beef...
08 September 2006
View news from Japan Japan not to ease rule on U.S. beef imports: Farm Ministry official
JAPAN - Japanese Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that Japan has no plans at present to ease its rule on U.S. beef imports. Kobayashi made the remark at a press conference after U.S. Agriculture Secretary...
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