April 25, 2013
FUKUSHIMA--Officials are still struggling to dispose of some 17,000 tons of contaminated rice produced in Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear disaster there two years ago.
April 21, 2013
I visited Australia in the middle of its summer. It is a country of immigrants with a land area 20 times that of Japan. Yet, it has a population of only 22 million. There, I...
April 11, 2013
Genetically modified rice may hold the key to a mask- and medicine-free existence for Japan's millions of allergy sufferers. But the remedy is still some years away.
February 02, 2013
BEIJING--China's rice imports shot up fourfold in 2012 over the previous year and wheat and corn imports tripled, as rapid economic growth and improved diets fueled consumption.
January 10, 2013
Kubota Corp., Japan's largest manufacturer of farm machinery, plans to enter China's vast rice sector by supplying Japanese seed rice and nurturing production there of an...
November 09, 2012
Imported rice is now more expensive than some types of domestically grown rice, because of the rising demand in the restaurant industry for foreign-sourced material due to the...
November 02, 2012
SINGAPORE--Rice from Fukushima Prefecture is among food products featured at a trade fair here, as producers try to convince foreign consumers that Japanese delicacies remain...
October 23, 2012
With harvest season in full swing, radiation checks for rice grown in Fukushima Prefecture this season so far are giving the Japanese staple a clean bill of health, good news...
October 12, 2012
BANGKOK -- The Thai government plans to use an old airport warehouse and is desperately hunting for more storage space for a mountain of rice that has resulted from a subsidy...
October 11, 2012
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Wearing white protective gear and wielding sickles, officials of the Okuma town government on Oct. 10 cut and bundled rice plants grown in the...
September 10, 2012
If there is such a thing as "the power of rice," it is probably most keenly felt in "onigiri" rice balls.
July 12, 2012
Crop circles are for amateurs.
April 09, 2012
Sumitomo Corp. and Jilin Grain Group Co. announced April 9 they have agreed to tie up in the business of rice accumulation, milling and distribution in China.
March 10, 2012
The farm ministry on March 9 slapped a ban on the cultivation of rice in 7,300 hectares of paddies in Fukushima Prefecture.
March 09, 2012
Seiyu GK will become the nation’s first major supermarket chain to regularly offer Chinese rice, which could put more pressure on Japan to open up its rice market.
March 01, 2012
Consumers need not worry too much about eating rice contaminated with cesium, provided that the grain is polished and thoroughly washed before serving, according to a recent...
February 29, 2012
Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would drastically reduce Japan’s rice self-sufficiency, according to a new study.
February 26, 2012
Fertilizers rich in potassium content can drastically reduce the amount of radioactive cesium absorbed by rice, a study shows.
February 25, 2012
They said the salt left by the March 11 tsunami had left his paddies barren, but Kazuyoshi Otomo, a 67-year-old farmer in Sendai's Wakabayashi Ward, refused to believe them.
February 04, 2012
About 2.3 percent of farmers in Fukushima Prefecture yielded rice with radioactive cesium levels exceeding the government’s new safety standard, according to prefectural...