According to The Nikkei Asia, Japan's food exports soared to a 10th straight annual record in 2022, as the economic reopening from the pandemic in many countries sparked renewed interest in dining out.
A weaker yen helped make foodstuffs from Japan competitively priced for international buyers as well.
Exports rose 14.3% to an all-time high of 1.41 trillion yen (US$10.9 billion), the government said Friday, as shipments topped 1 trillion yen for a second consecutive year. Japan now aims to reach 2 trillion yen sooner than its projected time frame of 2025.
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