Japanese Food Promotional Campaign at the Largest Anime Event in Spain: Manga Barcelona
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is going to exhibit at Manga Barcelona, for promoting the appeal of Japanese food to anime fans in Spain.
A Certification Ceremony for Japanese Food and Ingredient Supporter Stores Was Held to Promote Japanese Food Products in the Philippines
In August 2023, the JETRO Manila Office held a promotion of Japanese food products, as well as a Japanese Food and Ingredient Supporter Store Certification Ceremony at a local supermarket (Market Place) in Metro Manila.
Event Report: “#Seek Japanese Food” event held at Narita and Haneda airports to convey the appeal of Japanese food to foreign visitors to Japan
The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) held the event “#Seek Japanese Food” at Narita and Haneda airports in August.
“Japanese Food Culture” Promotional Campaign for Foreign Visitors to Japan
The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) is going to launch “FOODIES LOVE JAPAN” campaign to promote the appeal of Japanese food culture to foreign visitors to Japan, with the aim of increasing exports of Japanese agricultural, forestry, marine, and food products.
Notice That We Are Now Accepting Applications for the 11th Washoku World Challenge
“Washoku World Challenge” is a Japanese cuisine competition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan for non-Japanese chefs who are deeply interested in Japanese cuisine and who are eager to improve their knowledge and skills.
Japanese Drink and Food Fair at Mitsuwa Marketplace Plano
Join us for the Japanese Drink & Food Fair on 9/30 & 10/1 at Mitsuwa’s West parking area. Experience authentic flavors and refreshments! Please refer to the poster attached for participating companies.
Workshop on Lifting the Ban on Importing Polished Japanese Rice to Mexico
On March 16, 2023, the ban on the import of Japanese polished rice to Mexico was lifted. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Embassy of Japan in Mexico and JETRO jointly held a workshop on Japanese polished rice.
Announcement of Accepting Applications for Japanese Cuisine and Food Culture Human Resource Development Program
This is an announcement from Japanese Cuisine & Food Culture Human Resource Development Committee (JCDC). We are currently seeking non-Japanese chefs who have a will to acquire correct knowledge of Japanese food and food culture and cooking skills.
The 10th Washoku World Challenge Final Tournament Held in TokyoThe winner is Jakub HORÁK from the Czech Republic
On February 27 (Mon) and February 28 (Tue), 2023 the Final Tournament of the “Washoku World Challenge”, a Japanese cuisine competition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan for non-Japanese chefs, was held in Tokyo. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, six finalists from the Regional Qualifying Tournaments held in Paris, New York, and Singapore, and the Online Qualifying Tournament their skills as they competed for two days. Taking first place was Mr. Jakub HORÁK (Yamato Japanese Restaurant in the Czech Republic).
WORLD SUSHI CUP® JAPAN 2022: the Competition for the World's Best by non-Japanese Sushi Chef at Toyosu Market
World Sushi Cup® Japan 2022 took place at Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Toyosu Market on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. World Sushi Cup® Japan welcomes non-Japanese Sushi chefs to demonstrate their highly skilled food sanitation management and cooking techniques for the chance to be crowned the world’s top Sushi chef. In 2022, World Sushi Cup® Japan celebrated its 10th anniversary with 19 contestants from 12 countries. The Edo-mae Sushi Open Competition on the 20th was divided into three sessions, Shikomi (preparation), Otsukuri (raw-fish), and Nigiri (hand-pressed) to evaluate each contestant’s basic cooking procedures and techniques. Of the 19 contestants competing on the first day, 15 were chosen to advance to the Creative Sushi Open Competition on the next day, and they competed for the title of world's best.
Announcement of the 10th Washoku World Challenge Finalists
The Regional Qualifying Tournaments (Europe, North America, Asia) held between October and December, and the Online Qualifying Tournament determined six finalists of the 10th Washoku World Challenge. The finalists will participate in the Final Tournament scheduled to be held in Tokyo on February 27th and 28th, 2023.
“Taste of Japan in New York”, a reception held to convey the appeal of Japanese food and food culture
Attended by Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hayashi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Kihara, State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr. Katsumata and others