Aomori prefectural Export Promotion Council for Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Products (Secretariat: Aomori Prefectural Government, Tourism and International Affairs Strategy Bureau, International Trade Division) - I want to import fruits from Japan.

1-1-1 Nagashima, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture 030-8570
Contact information
  • 017-734-9574
Export system and facility development.
To expand exports of Japanese yams from Aomori, they have been promoted at local supermarkets. We have also carried out market surveys, and local buyers have been invited to events.
PR activities overseas
We have been engaging in PR activities through sampling and advertising at local supermarkets.
Characteristics and strengths of businesses (producers)
Aomori is one of the biggest growing regions in Japan for Japanese yams. Planting begins in May, and they are harvested twice a year from November to February or March (autumn harvest), and between March and April (spring harvest) after getting through winter. They are kept in cold storage and shipped out throughout the year.
Production and export volume information
  • Area planted with variety 1,252ha
  • Production quantity Average quantity over the past 10 years 25,500 t
  • Quantity available for export(annually) 15,000 boxes/10 kg
  • Quantity available for export (per export) 400 - 500 boxes/10 kg
  • Minimum quantity available for export 400 boxes/10 kg
  • Total export quantity per region The U.S.: 250 t Taiwan: 50 t
Trademarks and certifications
  • Patents None
  • GI certification None
  • Various other certifications None
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