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Potato News from Japan

Japanese Fast Food Chain puts French Fry Ice Cream Sundaes on the Menu
Japanese Fast food chain 'First Kitchen' launch two types of 'Dessert Potato' nationwide. Both dishes start with French fries with a swirl of Hokkaido dairy-sourced vanilla ice cream finished with two types of toppings...
McDonald's Japan offers American Inspired Cheddar Cheese Potato Balls
McDonald's Japan offers American Inspired Cheddar Cheese Potato Balls for a limited time
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