Asparagus season

The season when asparagus is delicious has arrived. Asparagus from Hokkaido arrived at our house.

Education for new farmers

There are 47 prefectures in Japan, 42 prefectures has a technical college for students who want to become a farmer. Students normally go there after graduating high school. The colleges are supported by the national or local governments.

New agricultural strategy in Japan

The agricultural ministry released a new strategy for Japanese agriculture in May 2021. Its name is ‘Measures for achievement of decarbonization and resilience with innovation’.

May 9th is Ice Cream Day

In 1964, the Tokyo Ice Cream Association, now Japan Ice Cream Association, designated May 9th as "Ice Cream Day".

Rice planting season

Now, the rice planting season has begun in eastern Japan. In Japan, rice is planted in flooded rice fields. Japan has long waterways, the main waterways are 40,000 km, and small and medium-sized ones are 400,000 km. We have created an environment for making rice in Japan's long history.

Domestic wine in Japan

Nowadays, wine made from domestic grape is popular in Japan. Tsukuba is the city located north 60 km from Tokyo, some winery has been opened.

New wave of citrus in Japan

The most major citrus in Japan is Satsuma mandarin (Japanese orange). The amount of shipment of Satsuma mandarin has decreased since the 1970s. People started to choose the other fruits such as orange which started being imported from the United States in 1991 without tariff.

Starting tea season

Trading of tea harvested in Kagoshima began on the 5th for the first time in Japan. The tea production area is in western Japan. The largest production prefecture is Shizuoka prefecture, and the second is Kagoshima prefecture.

Green tea habit

Normally Japanese people drink green tea without sugar. It surprised me to know there is green tea with sugar abroad.

We can buy foreign original sweets in Japan

I want to tell about some foreign original sweets shops in Japan. Japanese people love sweets and there are some foreign original sweets shops in Japan.
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