Japan

Aug. 1, 2022

In Japan, Producers Reflect on An Award-Winning Year

Producers in Japan combined to earn a record-tying four Gold Awards and two Silver Awards, overcoming formidable harvest-year challenges.

Jun. 22, 2022

Experience, Knowledge Drive Success of Award-Winning Producer in Japan

The Nippon Olive Company earned two Gold Awards at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to seven decades of experience and the Mediterranean climate.

May. 10, 2022

Agri-Olive Shodoshima Blazes Trail with NYIOOC Win

The company’s environmentally friendly approach and attention to detail are helping create a culture of olive oil production and consumption on one Japanese island.

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Oct. 20, 2021

Japan’s Olive Harvest Gets Underway Amid Typhoon Season

Producers in Japan expect this year’s yield to match last year’s. However, typhoon season has led to different outcomes across the country.

Aug. 12, 2021

Japan May Recognize Some PDO and PGI Olive Oils from European Countries

Extra virgin olive oils from France, Greece, Italy and Spain will be considered for protection from imitations or copies on the Japanese market.

Jun. 21, 2021

Award-Winning Producers Optimistic As Olive Oil Culture Takes Root in Japan

Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.

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Jun. 10, 2015

'Believe in Olive Oil' Campaign to Launch in Japan

The IOC campaign aims to promote olive oil and its health benefits while introducing new flavors for use in traditional Japanese cuisine.

May. 7, 2015

An Olive Oil from Japan Wins Top Award

An extra virgin olive oil from Japan, Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake, won a Best in Class Award at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.

Aug. 12, 2014

Spain Replaces Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to the U.S. and Japan

The global leader in olive oil production reached a new milestone thanks to a record harvest, and poor showings among European competitors.

Jul. 16, 2014

More Imports of Greek Olive Oil to Japan

Greece exported record amounts of olive oil to Japan in 2012 and 2013, however production is expected to decline sharply.

Jun. 29, 2014

Olive Council Wants Members to Crack Down on Flavored Olive Oils

Asking member countries to take a strict line on flavored olive oils is among the initiatives planned by the International Olive Council.

May. 12, 2014

Third 'Olive Japan' Focuses on Consumers and Olive Oil Quality

Organizers said nearly 200,000 consumers joined extra virgin olive oil exhibitors and expert tasters for the third edition of Olive Japan.

May. 13, 2013

Growing Thirst for Olive Oil in Japan and India

The pace with which olive oil demand is rising in Japan is outstripping even that of China, according to recent IOC figures.

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