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The Japan tuna market

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Title:The Japan tuna market
Authors:Ashenden, Geoffrey P.
Kitson, Graham W.
Multinational Corporations in the Pacific Tuna Industry (Project)
East-West Center. Pacific Islands Development Program
LC Subject Headings:Tuna fisheries - Japan - Marketing
Tuna canning industry - Japan
Tuna industry - Japan
Date Issued:Feb 1987
Publisher:Honolulu, Hawaii : Multinational Corporations in the Pacific Tuna Industry, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center
Abstract:The Japanese domestic tuna market is unique among world tuna markets because of the dominance of raw tuna—sashimi—as a final product form. Significant demand exists in Japan for smoked and cured skipjack loins, a product known in Japan as katsuobushi (or in its sliced form as kezuribushi). Small demand also exists for another distinctive skipjack product—tataki (cross-sectional portion of skipjack loin which has been heat-seared on the outside). The Japan canned tuna industry is highly dependent on exports. The major single factor to have influenced both sashimi and canned sectors in recent years has been the growth in strength of the Japanese yen. The strong Japanese currency has resulted in loss of competitiveness on world markets of Japanese canned tuna and an increased difficulty for Japanese producers in competing with foreign suppliers of canned and sashimi tuna on the Japanese domestic market.
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Table of Contents:INDUSTRY OVERVIEW. Introduction to key market aspects -- Products overview -- Patterns of processing sashimi cuts -- Canned tuna and skipjack production -- Major sellers -- Promotion and market development -- Tuna distribution -- DEMAND OVERVIEW. Tuna and skipjack products demand -- Demand and price determinants -- Demand elasticity and outlook -- Price histories for tuna and skipjack -- Recent developments in sashimi tuna imports -- GOVERNMENT POLICY AND REGULATIONS. Policy aspects -- Government food regulations -- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PACIFIC ISLANDS. Introduction -- Canned tuna -- Sashimi tuna -- Skipjack -- Participation in the market -- ATTACHMENTS.
Pages/Duration:xiv, 134 p.
Appears in Collections: East-West Center Books, Reports, and Other Printed Media

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