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#50283 - 26 Apr 07 08:37 ANT/Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits
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Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits

Tokyo, Japan (Antara News) - The Japanese government has finally agreed to allow Indonesian fruits, mangoes in particular, to enter Japan and also to help Indonesia fight fruit flies in order for its fruits to meet Japan`s quality standards, an Indonesian official said.

"With the agreement, the Japanese market has been thrown wide open for Indonesian fruits," Pudjiatmoko, agricultural attache at the Indonesian Embassy here, said on Wednesday.

He said the agreement was part of accords reached in talks on the proposed Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) held in Tokyo in mid-April.

Until now, Indonesian fruits cannot enter the Japanese market as they had yet to meet Japanese quality standards while fruits from the Philippines and Thailand dominated markets here.

The Japanese assistance to fight fruit flies would be given in the form of devices to subject fruits to a "vapor heat treatment" process which would free the fruits from potential pests, he said.(*)
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#50288 - 26 Apr 07 09:10 Re: ANT/Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Interesting to see if Indonesian fruit can have any impact in Japan. The one thing the Japanese value over everything is QUALITY. You may be paying $10 for a peach in Japan but I can guarantee you its the biggest, juiciest, sweetest peach you ever tasted!
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#50291 - 26 Apr 07 09:35 Re: ANT/Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits [Re: chewwyUK]
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quality control is a big problem at the best of times in indonesia. doesn't matter so much in areas such as reproduction wood furniture, where imperfections can be put down to "art". consistency is another huge problem.

for the japanese, quality and consistency are extremely important. they didn't invent the word "anal", but they reversed engineered it and now they do it better than anyone else in the world.

picky, fault-finding, fusspots.

so i personally don't hold out a lot of hope for indonesian food exports to japan.
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#50292 - 26 Apr 07 09:39 Re: ANT/Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Indonesia is exporting "succulent ayam" to Japan with no apparent quality problem I believe...............
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#50293 - 26 Apr 07 09:49 Re: ANT/Japan agrees to let in Indonesian fruits [Re: Dilli]
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Hmmmm --- you know I never saw any Indonesian girls in the various strip bars and hostess lounges of Tokyo. I am guessing they must be there.

Of course of you are talking real chicken the Japanese aren't that fussed when it comes to the humble chook. I mean you just have to go to a Yakatori restaurant to see what parts of a chicken they enjoy chomping on!
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