Japan donates rice mill to Nigeria’s Edo state to boost rice production

NIGERIA – The Japanese Government has donated a rice mill worth over N26m (US$70,650) to the Edo State Government, as part of efforts to facilitate rice production in the state. According to the Japanese Ambassador […]

Pernod Ricard invests in Japanese gin maker The Kyoto Distillery

FRANCE – Pernod Ricard, the French producer of wines and spirits, has signed an agreement for a significant investment in KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, one of the fastest growing gin brand in Japan […]

Nissin Foods forms joint venture company to strengthen foothold in China

CHINA –Tokyo based instant noodles and frozen foods manufacturer, Nissin Foods has signed a cooperation agreement with Ms. LIU Feng, founder of the Dongfeng Group to form a joint venture company in China. Nissin Foods […]

Japanese retailer Aeon partners with Ocado to expand its online grocery business

JAPAN – Japan’s leading supermarket operator, Aeon has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Ocado Solutions, a division of London-based online grocer Ocado Group to expand its e-commerce. Aeon will leverage on Ocado’s nearly […]

Nestlé Japan debuts KitKat Chocolatory made entirely from the cocoa fruit

JAPAN – Nestlé Japan has launched the KitKat Chocolatory Cacao Fruit Chocolate , the first product to use a unique chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit. According to the confectioner, the iconic crispy KitKat […]

Ajinomoto forms JV with Accenture to accelerate operational transformation

JAPAN – Tokyo-based seasonings major, Ajinomoto has reached an agreement to form a joint venture with Accenture in Japan, to help the food and biotech company accelerate its operational transformation. The new company, Ajinomoto Digital […]

Kirin Beverages launches non-alcoholic beer with fat-reducing functions

JAPAN – Kirin Beverages, Japan’s second-largest brewer has launched the Kirin Karada Free, a non-alcoholic beer with a Food with Functional Claim (FFC) label. The Kirin Karada Free is part of the brewer’s functional beer offerings […]

Japanese retailer Seven & I unveils major restructuring plan with 3000 jobs at stake

JAPAN – Seven & I Holdings Company, the largest convenience stores operator in Japan has unveiled a major restructuring strategy at its group subsidiaries that will result to loss of 3000 jobs. As it continues […]

United States sign trade deal with Japan on food and agricultural exports

USA – The United States and Japan have officially signed a trade deal on food and agricultural exports as the two countries continue to deepen and modernize their trade relationship. The deal, which was announced […]