Nihon Nogyo Co., Ltd. Exported sweet potatoes to Thailand for the first time from Shimizu Port

Japan Agriculture Co., Ltd.
Sweet potatoes exported to Thailand for the first time from Shimizu Port
On December 5, 2022, Nihon Agri Co., Ltd. (head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter “Nihon Agri”) exported sweet potatoes from Shizuoka Prefecture to Thailand for the first time from Shimizu Port. For this export, about 10 tons of sweet potatoes will be provided by Nihon Agri’s subsidiary, Japan Vegetable Co., Ltd. (head office: Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture, hereinafter “Japan Vegetable”) and will be transported by sea. The exported sweet potatoes produced in Shizuoka Prefecture are transported from Shimizu Port to Laem Chabang Port, where Nihon Agri (Thailand) Co., Ltd. conducts local sales, logistics experiment verification, distribution and sales, etc. Conduct marketing research.
■ Background of this export
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This export is an initiative that utilizes Shimizu Port’s project to expand the export of mountain products from Shimizu by Shizuoka Prefecture. Export to Thailand.
With the opening of the entire Chubu-Odan Expressway, this project will establish a system for exporting products from Yamanoshima (Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Niigata Prefectures) from Shimizu Port. The purpose is to expand exports.
The sweet potatoes to be exported were produced by Japan Vegetable, which was established in Shizuoka Prefecture as a subsidiary of Nihon Agri, and contracted farmers of the company regenerated the
dilapidated farmland, and were sorted and packed by Japan Vegetable. Suzuyo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shizuoka City, President: Kenichiro Suzuki) is in charge of handling cargo from cargo acceptance to vanning (loading into containers). We conduct marketing research such as verification, distribution and sales.
■ About Japan Vegetable
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Japan Vegetable Co., Ltd. was established in June 2022 as a subsidiary of Nihon Nogyo to produce, sort, pack, and sell field crops, mainly sweet potatoes. The company plans to regenerate and improve devastated farmland in Shizuoka Prefecture, plant a total area of ​​15ha in 2023, and form a sweet potato production area with a total distribution volume of 1 billion yen (approximately 5,000 tons) by the end of fiscal 2025. increase.
Sweet potatoes are popular in Thailand and other ASEAN countries, and despite the fact that exports from Japan are on the rise, the rapid increase in demand and the prevalence of root rot (motogure disease) have made it difficult to keep up with supply, creating opportunities. In response to the loss, Japanese agriculture established Japan Vegetable with the desire to “increase the supply itself and meet domestic and overseas demand.”
Shizuoka Prefecture is home to the birthplace of dried sweet potatoes (Omaezaki City). While there are many farmers with advanced production techniques, they face challenges such as a shortage of farmers, hollowing out of industry, and an increase in dilapidated farmland. In order to solve these problems through agriculture, Japan Vegetable is working with contracted farmers and agricultural cooperatives to promote the formation of export production areas.
■ Japan Vegetable Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: Japan Vegetable Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 557-1 Shizunami, Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture Representative: Mahiro Minamino
Date of establishment: June 13, 2022
Capital: 5 million yen
Shareholder: Nihon Nogyo Co., Ltd.
Business Activities : Production of field crops centered on sweet potatoes Orchard location: Fukuroi City, Kakegawa City, Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture (15 ha planned to be cultivated in 2023)
Sweet potato cultivar: Cultivated mainly Beniharuka
■ About Nihon Nogyo Co., Ltd.
Company name: Nihon Agri Co., Ltd.
Representative: Shohei Naito
Established: November 2016
Location: Maruki Building 101, 1-13-7 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo URL:
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