Japan

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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Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil is Becoming One of Asia’s Most Popular Ingredients

Consumption and production are on the rise in Asia's two largest economies. Consumers still prefer imported brands to domestic ones.

Jun. 30, 2020

Eight Japanese Olive Oils Among This Year's Top-Rated Brands

Japanese producers enjoyed a record-breaking year at the World Olive Oil Competition, proving that one of the newest frontiers in olive cultivation can compete with the rest.

Sep. 17, 2018

E.U. - Japan Trade Deal Brings Opportunities to Olive Oil Exporters

Many European agricultural products will enjoy reduced taxes or an entirely tax-free status when exported to Japan, opening the way for EU farmers and exporters to penetrate a market of 127 million people.

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.

Sep. 17, 2012

Looking to Sell Olive Oil in Japan? Use Small Bottles

Sell your oil in small bottles and stress the health benefits. Those are among tips from Spain’s Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) for companies seeking a slice of the world’s third biggest economy.

Apr. 16, 2012

Toshiya Tada's Olive Japan

The Olive Japan 2012 competition is the culmination of three years of work developing olive oil appreciation in Japan by OSAJ’s flamboyant and dynamic founder, Toshiya Tada.

Apr. 12, 2012

Barjol Proposes an Olive Oil Campaign in Japan

Selling olive oil's nutritional and health benefits to the Japanese is the focus of a new campaign being developed by the International Olive Council.

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