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NEC and Kagome contribute to the sustainability of farming through enhancing the CropScope agricultural ICT platform

NEC and Kagome contribute to the sustainability of farming through enhancing the CropScope agricultural ICT platform

June 07, 2021
NEC Corporation today announced the enhancement of CropScope, its agricultural ICT platform, which NEC has been operating jointly with Kagome Co, Ltd. since April 2020.
Japanese potato chip Flavor Innovation

Mintel discusses Japanese potato chip Flavor Innovation

April 27, 2021
Looking at the Japanese snack market, Japanese potato chip products are a highly active category. Compared to Chinese potato chip products, Japanese potato chips are worth learning from in terms of flavor selection and dimensions.
Japan Tariff Reductions For US Potatoes - Fries Now Enter Tariff Free

Japan Tariff Reductions For US Potatoes - Fries Now Enter Tariff Free

April 17, 2021
Last week Japan eliminated its remaining 2.1% tariff on US frozen fries (HS 2004.10) as a result of the tariff concessions secured under the US-Japan Trade Agreement.
Pringles Japan Readies 'Texas Ribs' Flavored Chips

Pringles Japan Readies 'Texas Ribs' Flavored Chips

March 13, 2021
With COVID-19 still restricting international travel, Pringles Japan is continuing its 'Passport Flavors' series centered around replicating regional flavors from around the world in 2021.
Calbee’s umami-rich Hokkaido scallops and butter potato chips perfect for winter snacking

Calbee’s umami-rich Hokkaido scallops and butter potato chips perfect for winter snacking

February 12, 2021
Are you looking for a tasty snack to go with your beer, sake or Strong Zero this winter season? If you're a seafood-lover, look no further than Calbee's latest entry in their "Otona no Potato Rich" chips geared towards adults.
New coating on McDonald's fries cartons in Japan likely cause flavour complaints

New coating on McDonald's fries cartons in Japan likely cause flavour complaints

December 10, 2020
In Japan, McDonald's customers complained about a strange flavour and aroma in their medium-sized French fries. The likely culprit: a new coating on the cardboard packets used for their medium-sized fries.
Savor the Unadulterated Taste of Japan's Best 'baron of Potatoes' in Koikeya's Unsalted Chips

Savor the Unadulterated Taste of Japan's Best 'baron of Potatoes' in Koikeya's Unsalted Chips

November 06, 2020
Have you heard of danshaku potatoes? Following the Meiji Restoration and until it was abolished in 1947, Japan had a peerage system called the kazoku 華族, with princes, barons, dukes, marquesses, and viscounts.
Binegaaa! potato chips: Calbee educates Japan on salt & vinegar

Binegaaa! potato chips: Calbee educates Japan on salt & vinegar

August 28, 2020
Salt & vinegar may be a popular flavor in the United States (4th place) and even more so in the UK (2nd place), but it ranks nowhere in the top choices for Japanese consumers, who usually prefer plain salted, nori seaweed and salt, beef or chicken stock (consomme), sour cream or wasabi.
The 'best before' dates for Calbee Inc.'s bagged potato chip products will be extended by two months starting October.

Calbee to extend 'best before' dates for potato chip products by two months

June 03, 2019
Major Japanese snack-maker Calbee Inc. said Thursday that it will extend the 'best before' date for its potato chip products by two months.
Calbee is targeting Asian markets in its expansion plans, including China and India.

Snack maker Calbee poised to take bigger bite out of the US snack market

June 03, 2019
Japanese snack company Calbee is gearing up for a US marketing campaign for its best-selling Jagarico potato snack in an aggressive drive to increase overseas sales.
Calbee recalls microwaveable potato chips days after launch for fire hazard

Calbee recalls microwaveable potato chips days after launch for fire hazard

February 22, 2019
Just days after their launch, Japanese potato chip manufacturer Calbee recalled all bags of their new microwaveable potato chips, Renji de Poterich, over concerns that they may catch fire.
KOIKE-YA Launches One-Hand Potato Chips Packet

KOIKE-YA Launches One-Hand 'drinkable' Potato Chips Packet

February 12, 2019
Japanese snack food manufacturer KOIKE-YA has created one-of-a-kind packaging that lets you suck up potato chips without touching one.

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