HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


JA Zen-Noh Resumes Niigata Rice Exports to China

JA Zen-Noh Resumes Niigata Rice Exports to China

   Yokohama, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, or JA Zen-Noh, resumed Tuesday exports of rice produced in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, to China after a break of nearly eight years.
   Niigata rice exports were suspended following the triple meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant just after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
   JA Zen-Noh, the business and marketing arm of the Japanese agricultural cooperatives, or JA, group, will resume Niigata rice sales in Shanghai late this month on a trial basis.
   It aims to expand Japanese rice sales in the huge Chinese market with a population of more than 1.3 billion amid falling domestic consumption.
   China lifted its import ban on Niigata rice in November last year.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan, S. Korea Remain Apart over Radar Lock-On, Wartime Compensation
ECONOMY
NY Stocks (Wednesday Closing): Dow 24,575.62 (-171.14); Nasdaq 7,025.77 (+5.41)
SPORTS
Tennis: Djokovic Reaches Australian Open Last 4 As Nishikori Retires in 2nd Set
OTHER
Hokkaido University Prof. Takeuchi Lands US Edgar Award Nomination

Aomori Tourism Information

GOSHOGAWARA
Introduction of Tachineputa, Town of Kanagi and West Tsugaru Peninsula
・ GOSHOGAWARA 1
・ GOSHOGAWARA 2
・ GOSHOGAWARA 3
JOMON
An early culture with pottery
・ JOMON 1
・ JOMON 2
・ JOMON 3
・ JOMON 4

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos