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Potato News from Japan

Nagasaki hopes to boost recognition as potato producer with new variety 'Nagasaki Kogane'
Potato growers in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan's second-largest potato-producing region hope to boost their name recognition as a potato producer with a new variety, "Nagasaki Kogane" (Nagasaki Gold), which it filed for registration in 2015.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Japanese Potato Chips manufacturer Calbee is expanding potato production in rice fields
Japanese snack maker Calbee is increasing the amount of the crop it grows in rice fields. Paddy-field potatoes are mainly grown in Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island, but Calbee also plans to start cultivating them in the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Japan's potato supply is recovering as production returns to normal
Japan's potato supply is rebounding -- with wholesale and retail prices falling -- thanks to solid shipments from secondary producing regions starting in the spring.
Good News for Potato Chip Lovers in Japan
Calbee, Inc. the largest potato chip manufacturer in Japan, had some good news for Potato Chip Lovers in the country: it will resume sales of three brands of potato chips it suspended in April because of the potato shortage.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Packaging and Processing Specialist tna opens office in Japan
tna, a leading supplier of food processing and packaging solutions, continues to grow its global footprint with the opening of a new Japan office and the launch of a brand new Japanese website.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Japan's potato chip shortage reaching crisis point
Japan's potato chip shortage is rapidly developing into a crisis, with consumers rushing to stock up on what little is left in supermarkets and manufacturers struggling to find fresh supplies.
Thursday, May 4, 2017