Ajinomoto invests in agri firm SAKA NO TOCHU

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has recently invested in SAKA NO TOCHU Co., Ltd., which sells agricultural products, as its first corporate venture capital project. With this project, Ajinomoto, will support SAKA NO TOCHU’s business growth as a shareholder and start investigating a new business model that utilises the ...Read more

UPL, Meiji inks pact for exclusive access to Flupyrimin for rice 

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agriculture solutions, has recently announced that its subsidiary has entered into a license agreement with a Japanese company, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. for exclusive access to Flupyrimin for rice in Southeast Asia. Under the license agreement, UPL will obtain exclus...Read more

Yanmar launches Automated Fish Counting System for tuna farming

Japan-based Yanmar Marine Systems Co., Ltd , a Yanmar Group company, begins accepting orders within Japan for a new automated fish counting system from April 2021. The system is designed for tuna farming and utilizes image recognition technology to count the number of fish. In fish farming, it is essential to kno...Read more

India & Japan inks MoC in the field of water resources

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and Water and Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructur...Read more

NATUREDYNE, Japan launches mobile micro-farming system SoBiC

NATUREDYNE INC. of Tokyo, Japan, will launch worldwide on March 15, 2021, a mobile-type micro-farming system, named 'SoBiC' (an acronym of Solar pneumatic Bio-Cycle), that works without using any electronic or mechanical devices. This is quite a unique self-driven system taking advantage of natural physi...Read more

Yanmar upgrades ‘Robot Tractor Series’ in Japan

Yanmar Agribusiness Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Yanmar Holdings has announced the upgrades of its autonomous tractor series, which are capable of full or partially autonomous work. The new versions will go on sale in Japan from April 1, 2021. Recent years have seen an increase in large-scale farming in Japan, brou...Read more

Japanese law doesn't distinguish between cannabis & hemp: CBD Report

The Regulatory CBD Report: No distinction between Cannabis and Hemp in Japan, has been recently added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. According to the report, the Cannabis Control Act in Japan does not make any distinction between cannabis and hemp, nor does it refer to any permitted level of THC c...Read more

Fertilizer made from animal waste could enable space agriculture: Research

An innovative study conducted recently by a team of Japanese researchers led by Junior Associate Professor Norihiro Suzuki from Tokyo University of Science and published in the New Journal of Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In this study, Dr Suzuki and his team aimed to address the problem o...Read more

Japan exempts Indian Black Tiger shrimps from import inspection

Japan has completely lifted inspection of Indian ‘Black Tiger’ shrimps after export consignments of this delectable prawn variety were found totally free from any residue of synthetic antibacterial drug furazolidone, state-run Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said on Wednesday. Blac...Read more

Mitsui invests in tomato seed company Totam

Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has recently reached an agreement to take a 75% stake in Totam Seeds B.V. (Totam), and signed a share purchase agreement on November 25, 2020. Totam is an innovative seed company based in the Netherlands, active in research, breeding, and the sales & marketing of hybrid tomat...Read more

Farmhannong launches TODOMEBAS MF herbicide in Japan  

   New Premix formulation “TODOMEBAS MF” liquid containing Farmhannong’s Metamifop launched in Japan.  The third-generation product, “TODOMEBAS MF” liquid, made by Farmhannong’s original molecule Metamifop, was launched in Japan by Farmhannong’s partner, Ka...Read more