Food & Beverage

Report:Guide on Importers and Wholesale Distributors in Japan (food and wine; ICT; medical devices)

About the Report:

This report from the EU-Japan Centre provides a useful summary on distribution networks in Japan in food and wine, ICT and medical devices sectors. It also identifies most commonly used import routes for EU products and services and provides a number of recommendations from interviewed Japanese and European managers on key factors to succeed in Japan.  

24-03-15 to 24-03-15 | 10:30 h - 11:30h GMT +1

Webinar 36: Organic and Health Foods in Japan

What are the characteristics of the Japanese market for organic and health food?  Which future market development can be expected and how can the attitude of Japanese consumers towards organic and health foods (from abroad) be described? How can European companies enter the Japanese food market in an efficient and effective way? 


Foodex is the largest food exhibition in the Asia-Pacific region and has been in operation for over 35 years. The Japan-based exhibition welcomes over 70,000 visitors annually, 60% of whom are repeat visitors, and functions as an industry hub for global buyers. The fair is held in March every year.

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About Food & Beverage

Japan’s status as a cultural superpower is perhaps best exemplified by the global popularity of Japanese cuisine.

Functional & Health Food

The Japanese food market was valued at US$ 769.5 billion in 2017. It presents element of a well-developed industry regarding aspects ranging from retail to hotel, restaurant and institutional food service.


The Japanese population is a traditional consumer of seafood, but meat consumption has increased gradually over recent years, especially among the younger generations.

Processed & Frozen Foods

The Japanese processed food market has traditionally been regarded as difficult to enter.


Japan is the fourth biggest import country in the world for dairy products.


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