Japan's potato supply is recovering as production returns to normal
July 10, 2017
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
June 19, 2017
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.
Packaging and Processing Specialist tna opens office in Japan
June 14, 2017
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.
Japan's potato chip shortage reaching crisis point
May 04, 2017
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.
La crisis de la papa frita sacude a Japón
May 02, 2017
La escasez, que ha disparado su precio y vaciado los estantes de los supermercados, ha puesto de manifiesto, además, el férreo proteccionismo que el país asiático ejerce sobre sus productos agrícolas.
Japan: Worst Potato Harvest in 34 years hits Calbee and other Japanese snack manufacturers
April 11, 2017
Japan’s potato chip lovers, beware: Your favourite snacks may become harder to find. The country’s worst potato harvest in at least 34 years has prompted major snack makers to halt production of several types of snacks.
McDonald's Japan adds French Fry flavor based on nostalgic student snack
February 09, 2017
Starting next week, McDonald’s Japan will offer daigaku imo French fries. Daigaku Imo litterally means “college potato”.
It is a popular sweet potato snack with a sweet sauce, and allegedly gets its unusual name from being a hit with cash-strapped students looking for a cheap yet tasty bite.
Japanese convenience store offers Hokkaido Blue Cheese flavored potato chips
December 06, 2016
For a limited time, the Lawson convenience-store chain in Japan is stocking potato chips flavored with blue cheese from Hanabatake Bokujo, a well-known dairy producer from the far north of Japan.
New: 'WET Potato Chips'! In Japan of course...
November 27, 2016
Snack food company Calbee is playing with fire by expecting people to swallow their new concept potato chips: 'Wet Potato, Moist Mild Soy Sauce Flavor.'
Halloween Fries by McDonald's Japan, what are they like?
October 25, 2016
For those who can’t get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald’s Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce.
USDA: Summer Typhoons Reduce Japanese Potato Production
October 22, 2016
Japan's largest fresh potato production region - Hokkaido - was struck by four typhoons in August of 2016. Approximately 24,000 ha of land received damaging levels of rain and flooding, including areas producing fresh potatoes.
Häagen-Dazs brings Purple (Sweet) Potato ice cream back to Japan for a limited time
September 08, 2016
To welcome autumn this year, the luxurious ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs brings back “Murasaki Imo”, or “Purple Potato” ice cream as it was revealed to be the third most loved flavor by fans.