Vietnam, Japan cooperate in food and foodstuff production

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Vietnam’s Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation on July 21 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on food and foodstuff production. The aim is to serve strategic agriculture projects by supplying agricultural produce for the cattle-feed processing industry, as well as minimizing losses after harvest and increasing the use of domestic materials to…


Japan confirms finding slight radiation in Hokota rice

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TOKYO (Commodity Online) : Japan on Friday confirmed finding small amount of radioactive cesium in Rice grown in the city of Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, some 150 kilometers southwest of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. According to Ibaraki prefectural government, a pre-harvest preliminary check showed that the amount of radioactive cesium detected came to…


Radiation fears lift Japan rice futures on debut

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Radiation fears fuelled a rise in rice futures on their first day of trading in Japan for 72 years, in an apparent signal of the premium buyers are prepared to pay for certified supplies of the grain. While no trades were completed on the Tokyo Grain Exchange, buy and sell orders were placed some 35%…


Nuclear rice fears halt Japan trade

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Fears that large amounts of rice in Japan may be contaminated with radioactivity saw the price of the staple grain soar 40pc on the first day of trading for the country’s new futures market. Japan yesterday launched its first rice futures contract in 72 years, but trading had to be suspended on the Tokyo Grain…


Japan to relaunch rice futures for first time after WW II

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TOKYO (Commodity Online): Japan is relaunching the Rice futures for the first time since World War II with Tokyo Grain Exchange and Kansai Commodity Exchange to begin trading in the commodity from Monday. Tokyo Grain Exchange, the largest agricultural bourse in Japan has informed in its website that initally three contracts, November 2011, December 2011…


JAPAN SAYS NUMBER OF CATTLE FED WITH RADIOACTIVE HAY HAS DOUBLED

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Some beef from the cattle contained cesium exceeding government standards and was sold to consumers. Japan’s government says the number of cattle fed with hay contaminated by radiation has doubled, two days after shipments of beef from cows raised near the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant were banned. Reportedly, there are 1,256 potentially contaminated cows, says…


Rice feeds hope for Tokyo commodities trading

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Japan and rice are often synonymous when one thinks of the Orient and time-honoured traditions in the Asian world. However, the base of knowledge of most Westerners is sadly deficient when it comes to understanding the broader cultural, political, and economic significances of rice farming in Japan. Perhaps, sushi aficionados understand the admiral taste differences…


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