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Wagyu-brand beef and cowhide producers present original gloves to celebrate Orix Buffaloes’ victory

HYOGO, Jan. 15 – “Please use these Awaji brand wagyu baseball gloves to win another Pacific League title this year again!” On January 14, Awaji brand wagyu beef and cowhide producers on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, presented original baseball gloves made of Awaji wagyu brand cattle hide to baseball players of Orix Buffaloes, a winner of the 2021 Pacific League title in Japan. The Hyogo-based Japanese baseball team captured its first pennant in a quarter-century last year. To celebrate the victory, two local entities, the Awaji Beef Branding Promotion Council and the Awaji Island Leather Council, decided to present the gloves to two Awaji native players of the Buffaloes. Last … Continue reading

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Long life tofu attracting popularity with more makers releasing products made from Japan-grown soybeans

TOKYO, Dec. 14 – More manufacturers are recently releasing long life tofu products with best-before period of 100 days or more. Many of them use domestically-grown soybeans. They hope the products with long shelf life will be used for such purposes as emergency supplies, e-commerce and outdoor activities, as well as being exported overseas. Imuraya Co., a food and sweets manufacturer in Tsu, Mie Prefecture, released on Dec. 3 Umashi Tofu Long Shelf Life 180, which has a shelf life of 180 days if kept in the refrigerator. The firm developed its own manufacturing method of extending shelf life. The product, made by squeezing thick soy milk produced completely from … Continue reading

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Farmers band fest on Twitter winning over 80,000 views

Tokyo, Nov. 9 – Farmers from all over Japan held an online music fest on Twitter, and gathered more than 80,000 views in the first nine days. The farmers posted 29 videos of band performances simultaneously at 10:00 a.m. on October 31, 2021, on the social networking service (SNS). All these movies were filmed in rice paddy fields, farms, and workshops and posted with a hashtag (#農家バンドフェス) for easier searches. Two young farmers from Mie and Fukuoka Prefectures organized the fest to make the country brighter and more colorful, as many events are being canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. Initially, 15 bands raised their hands to participate, but … Continue reading

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Tokyo-based fruits and vegetable wholesaler adopts very Japanese cardboard boxes for export

TOKYO, Oct. 13 – Japan’s largest fruits and vegetables wholesale company has recently adopted all-new designs for export cardboard boxes. They are created to give a very distinctive image of Japan and differentiate genuine Japanese products from others. Also, they are designed to fit perfectly on pallets for improved loading efficiency. Tokyo Seika Corporation collaborates with Wismettac Foods, Inc., an exporter of “SUGOI” series products, and the boxes are made by Rengo Co., Ltd., a paper box manufacturer. The wholesaler started using the boxes this year, initially for satsumaimo (sweet potatoes) and mikan (tangerine oranges). “We want to differentiate our products (from fake made-in-Japan products in the markets) using these … Continue reading

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Fight against snapping turtles: Chiba Prefecture sets 800 traps to eradicate serious threat to farmers

CHIBA, Jul. 27 – Chiba Prefecture is strengthening efforts to eradicate wild snapping turtles by catching many in a short period. The foreign amphibians become active from May to September. So, the prefecture is setting approximately 800 turtle traps in rivers and agricultural canals in the Inba-numa area, in which the turtles’ population density is high. An estimated 6,500 turtles were roaming Chiba Prefecture at the end of FY2019. This year, the prefecture plans to catch 1,197 to reduce the population steadily. “What a haul! That’s beyond expectation!” In mid-July, three prefecture officials gathered at an agricultural canal in Yotsukaido City and screamed. The snapping turtle population density in the … Continue reading

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