Dr Atsuo Hata
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The general number of food animals and the farms rearing them in Japan has dropped over the last year, with chickens the exception.
Japan's annual level of animal feed production slightly decreased in 2018 – one year after marginally increasing.
Japan's Gifu and Aichi prefectural governments have reported five cases of classic swine fever (CSF) outbreaks on rural farms.
Osaka-based NH Foods has commercialized a diagnostic for foot-and-mouth disease in its domestic market.
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (JMHLW) has increased inspections of marine products imported from South Korea at its food quarantine stations.
The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF) has noted the effect its bait vaccine is having on levels of classical swine fever (CSF) in wild boar.