Report: Foodtech Sector in Japan
The aim of this report is to assess the current status of the evolving foodtech sector in Japan.
Report: Baby Goods Market in Japan
This report aims at providing an overview of the current baby goods market in Japan.
Trade cooperation between the Polish and Japanese game meat processing industries
In November 2023, representatives of the Japanese company Ohchi Yamakujira from Misato, Japan, visited the company Las-Kalisz in Tomnice, Poland. Both companies specialize in game meat processing and are trying to strengthen trade cooperation with some promising results from this exchange.
2024: Hundreds of Italian fashion and food companies in Japan
Two events organized by the Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy saw a massive participation of Italian companies. In February, “Moda Italia” & “Shoes from Italy”, in their 63rd and 73rd editions respectively, presented the latest Italian Fall-Winter fashion collections 2024/2025. In March, at the 49th Foodex Japan, Italy showcased its best food & beverage production.
Japan in the Emilia-Romagna Culinary Tradition
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan organized a special mission from the Ibaraki Prefecture to Bologna, Italy. An exclusive lunch was set up where the traditional recipes of the Emilia-Romagna Region met the products of the Ibaraki Prefecture.
Solid State Fermentation for Sustainable Agricultural development: “Hakko” Tradition
Nagaoka University of Technology launched in 2023 "Rice Destinations”—a bio-community centre for the future of the Niigata Region. Based on the synergy between the fermentation tradition and scientific research, this centre fosters a transition towards a sustainable food production system.
Success stories from former GRFJ participants: The Swedish Bee Company
The Swedish Bee Company was founded in 2018 by Mr. Olofsson, who was always interested in bees. Since the beginning, the focus of the company has been on producing honey in close harmony with nature and without any processing.
Success stories from former GRFJ participant: Mellifera JSC
Mellifera JSC is a Bulgarian SME founded in 2016. Since then, it has been rapidly growing thanks to its focus on innovation and sustainability.
An additional 42 EU and Japanese GIs protected
In the framework of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, both parties will protect an additional 42 geographical indications (GIs), such as Raclette de Savoie, Vinagre de Jerez for the EU and sanuki shiro miso (miso paste), or Osaka wine for Japan.

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