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Can Japanese fruit retain its top spot in Hong Kong in an increasingly innovative and dynamic premium market?

After years of aiming at a one trillion yen export goal, in 2021, for the first time, Japanese agricultural, forestry and fishery products’ export value finally exceeded one trillion yen ($9.09 billion USD). Export Value of Japanese Agricultural, Forestry and…

Japan’s Organic Market is Still Tiny. Will Japan’s Green Food System Strategy Change This?

In May 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) launched the Green Food System Strategy (also called the Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MeaDRI) which outlines the government’s sustainability-focused goals and strategies related to food, agriculture, forestry and…

Japanese institutional investors in food and agriculture: We know who the first movers were – is there a wave of followers on the horizon?

Meros has seen steady growth in Japanese institutional investors’ interest in sustainable investing over the past two years, and this interest in sustainable investing has, in turn, sparked an interest in the food and agriculture space. We have observed this…

CBD, Hemp Fiber, Seeds and Oil: Meros – USDA report series on Japan’s market for hemp-derived products released

Anyone exploring the shops and cafes of Japan’s major cities in the past two years has certainly noticed the explosion of CBD products on retail shelves, online shops and in a growing number of cafes. CBD consumer products range from…