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Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve

February 04, 2015 - Reuters - After December's landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's programme to revive the nation's economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation's sclerotic farming industry. He will soon submit legislation to reform agriculture, a sector where a dwindling band of aging farmers works tiny plots, while conducting gruelling negotiations to sign up for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would cut towering import tariffs…

Japanese food season kicks-off in India with sushi class

Have a strong liking for oriental flavours? Enjoy Oishii Japan or Japanese Food Season, with events like cooking workshops, restaurant promotions, food retail promotions, recipe contests and food festivals to organised here and in Mumbai till February 2014. The event, organised by Japan's agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministry in cooperation with the foreign affairs ministry, aims to promote Japanese cuisine in India. "After monsoon, it's the festive season so we chose these…

Over $1.6b deficit in trade with Japan

November 08, 2012 LAHORE – Pakistan’s exports to Japan were recorded at $206 million while the imports were registered at $1.86 billion, facing a deficit of over $1.6 billion in last fiscal year’s total trade with Japan. Major exports of Pakistan to Japan consist of cotton yarn, petroleum products, woven cotton fabric, vegetables, electro medical apparatus, leather, leather garments, carpets and sports goods etc. While, the main imports from Japan are cars, vessels & other floating…

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