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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Food Export

References of WTO-SPS communication

Registered laboratories for radionuclide test

Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food


Certification of Japanese Food and Ingredient Supporter Stores Overseas

Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries

Special Goodwill Ambassador and Goodwill Ambassador to Spread Japanese Cuisine


Japanese Cuisine (Washoku)

Japanese Local Dishes

“Our Regional Cuisines - Beloved tastes and flavors we want to pass on to the next generation”

Food Science and Nutrition   NEWアイコン

Focal Point on Food Science in Japan

In December 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) responded to inquiries about Washoku (Japanese cuisine) and food science in Japan by Nature Research Custom Media for Focal Point Food Science in Japan, which ran in Nature, a weekly international journal.
Washoku was listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2013. MAFF gives priority to preserving and handing down Washoku to future generations, but also to creating new value through novel ways of utilizing food both in Japan and abroad, based on the international attention our food culture has gained.

Sustainable Nutrition

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) responded to an interview by Nature Research Custom Media for the sponsor feature of Nature Outlook Sustainable Nutrition published in Nature (Vol. 588, No. 7837).
MAFF has plans to propose healthier and more sustainable dietary habits by promoting traditional local diets based on local production for local consumption.

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