Kumamoto Prefectural Economic Federation of Agricultural Coop - I want to import fruits from Japan.

Kumamoto Prefectural Economic Federation of Agricultural Coop, 3-1 Minamisendanbata-cho, Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-8528
Contact information
  • 0963-28-1109
  • jigyou@jakk.or.jp
  • https://www.jakk.or.jp/
Export system and facility development.
A system was established in 2009 to bring together the sweet potato growing regions within the prefecture under the jurisdiction of JA Kikuchi and JA Aso to cooperate in exporting products overseas. Sweet potatoes (2S and 3S size) bound for export are gathered at a JA Kikuchi packaging center before shipment.
PR activities overseas
We have made and distributed leaflets (English) introducing our products, in addition to organizing and holding local fairs to promote products from the prefecture in an effort to export them overseas.
Characteristics and strengths of businesses (producers)
They are kept in storage to promote saccharification of their starch, which sweetens them before they are shipped out.
Production and export volume information
  • Area planted with variety JA Kikuchi (Otsu Town) 76 ha JA Aso (Nishihara Village) 80 ha *FY 2020
  • Production quantity JA Kikuchi (Otsu Town) 1.8 t JA Aso (Nishihara Village) 1.6 t
  • Quantity available for export(annually) 60.0 t
  • Quantity available for export (per export) 1.5 t - 2.0 t
  • Minimum quantity available for export More than 1 case
  • Total export quantity per region Hong Kong: 56.1 t (April 2020 - March 2021)
Trademarks and certifications
  • Patents None
  • GI certification None
  • Various other certifications None
Introduction video