A new report suggests that Japanese food companies should be investing more in local food production in order to avoid a crisis in the country’s food system.
The report by Japan’s Association of International and Japanese Food Trade Organizations (AIFTJ) was released on Thursday and the first step in its plan to address the crisis.
The AIFTN says that it will use data from the Japanese Food Market Survey (JFS) and other research to help identify the top 10 Japanese food-producing regions, which will then be able to invest in the production of their own food products.
“The top 10 are all regions that produce and distribute food for domestic consumption,” said Takahiko Nishimura, a senior fellow at the AIFA.
“That means it will be very difficult for Japan to get back to normal food production if the Japanese food system continues to be affected.”
The report also says that while Japanese food imports from China have dropped, they have increased since the beginning of the year, leading to fears that imports will continue to fall further.
According to the AIS, the Japanese economy shrank by 0.7% in the first three months of this year, with the trade deficit with China increasing to $2.9 billion.
It added that this is a significant drop compared to the same period last year when imports from Japan were estimated to have risen to $12.9bn.
Japanese companies are also facing pressure from China, which has imposed import tariffs on a variety of Japanese imports, including Japanese cheese, and other products, including beef.
China is also pressing Japan to curb the number of migrant workers working in Japan, which it says is causing food prices to skyrocket.
China is also pushing Japan to restrict the number and speed of workers working abroad, particularly in the construction industry.
The number of foreign workers has nearly doubled in the past year and is expected to hit 6 million in 2021, according to a report by the International Labour Organization.
While the food crisis is a serious problem in Japan’s economy, it is not necessarily a serious one for the food sector, according a report released last year by Japan Food Information Institute.
In a report titled Japan Needs to Look Ahead: The Food System, the organization noted that a major source of the food shortage is a lack of access to fresh food in the food supply chain.
The report recommends a variety, including more intensive monitoring of food-related demand, more research and investment into improving food production and distribution.
It also recommends that the Japanese government and government agencies improve transparency and accountability for the countrys food system and food policy.
AIFN said that the report’s findings should be used to improve policymaking on food issues.