Fukushima rice exports to resume, first batch going to Singapore

The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh) announced on Aug. 18 that it will resume exports of rice grown in Fukushima Prefecture, starting with the “Koshihikari” variety of rice harvested in Sukagawa and set to go on sale at a high-end supermarket in Singapore from Aug. 22. It will be the first time Fukushima rice has been exported since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Zen-Noh and the prefectural government expect to increase rice exports in the future, using the sale to Singapore as a stepping stone as the Southeast Asian country is known for tough safety screening. Read more

(Fukushima Minpo,19 August 2014)

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