- 2023.5.15The website has been published.
Processed Fishery Products Business Meeting
for Overseas Buyers
Buyers are invited to attend business meetings
with local fish processing businesses of Sanriku- Joban region,
two of the world’s richest fisheries.
Don't miss this opportunity to find a business partner in the region!
※ The schedule is subject to change.
Last year, 48 seafood processing companies including those who were trying exporting for the first time participated in this project.
As a result of having two web interview and meeting, on November 18 (Fri) 2022, Invited buyers from 7 countries and business operators gathered and met together at the exhibition business meeting in Iwaki-city, Fukushima prefecture.
For those who have not been in Japan for a long time due to the Covid-19, and those who are visiting the Sanriku Joban area for the first time, it was a good opportunity for them interested in Sanriku Joban area which has rich fishing grounds and processing facilities to expand the possibility of developing overseas sales channels and commercial distribution of processed marine products.
The Sanriku and Joban area coast (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Chiba) is where Japan's currents from the north and south merge, making it an ideal fishing ground.
A product that makes use of the traditions and food culture nurtured over Japan's long history to add rich flavors and added value to fresh fish, enabling it to be preserved for long periods of time.
Eleven years have passed since the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which occurred along with the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
In recent years, restrictions of overseas countries on imports of Japanese marine products have been eased, and many fishery processors in Sanriku and Joban regions are taking on new challenges with the passionate desire to "surpass what we were doing before the earthquake.”
On the other hand, it is also true that many media and social networking services have been disseminating contents on ALPS treated water and contaminated water that are not based on scientific evidence.
Japanese ministries and agencies have presented a number of materials based on scientific evidence to promote safety and accurate understanding in Japan and abroad regarding the discharge of ALPS treated water into the ocean, which is one of the decommissioning issues that must be addressed simultaneously with the reconstruction of the region.
Here are some representative pages from various ministries and agencies for your better understanding.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry：
ALPS Treated Water
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website provides detailed information on "disposal of ALPS treated water," including basic information such as the mechanism of generation of contaminated water, a list of videos, leaflets, and related materials explaining the difference between "ALPS treated water" and "contaminated water," and the latest information on the basic policy and effects of the measures.
Measures to deal with contaminated water are based on three basic policies: (1) keep contaminated water away from water, (2) do not leak contaminated water, and (3) remove contaminated water. Through the efforts to date, significant progress has been made in addressing contaminated water, and the amount generated has been significantly reduced.
Reconstruction of Tohoku
The Reconstruction Agency is an organization established by the Cabinet to implement reconstruction projects decisively and without being bound by precedent, while staying close to the affected areas so that reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake can be accomplished as soon as possible.
On this website, examples of efforts toward reconstruction and revitalization of Fukushima and the current status of reconstruction are disclosed as appropriate. Among them are materials on the current state of life and industry of the people living in Fukushima, as well as on recovery and reconstruction efforts.
We will continue to post data and images of the recovery process and strive to disseminate correct information.
The Reconstruction Agency's website has a portal site where you can learn the latest information about Fukushima and the basics of radiation. The site provides correct information through FAQs, cartoons, and other content to address questions, concerns, and other negative thoughts that everyone may have.
Eleven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Reconstruction has progressed substantially in all areas affected by the disaster. In Fukushima Prefecture, radiation levels are lower than they were immediately after the accident, and people in most areas have returned to their normal lives.
On the other hand, it is undeniable that some people in Japan and abroad still have a negative image of the country.
On this portal site, relevant agencies of the Japanese government are working together to disseminate correct information.
Processed Fishery Products
Juniza Nur Husna／Endi Susanto
JTB Corporation hosts the “Processed Fishery Products Business Meeting” as a part of
Fisheries Agency's FY2023 Sales Promotion Support Project
for the Reconstruction of Fishing Industry.