Among animal proteins, nearly half the calories Japanese adults consumed came from pork and beef in 2019

Pie chart showing consumption of animal proteins by percent in Japanese adults’ diets in 2019.

From December 2018 to January 2021, Japan entered into four trade agreements with countries including the United States that are changing its markets for pork and beef by giving trade agreement partners more favorable access. Consequently, U.S. beef and pork exports to Japan are expected to grow over the next decade.

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