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The Japanese Market has become vital to the US Economy Japan is the numberone export market for the United States In 1993 Japan accounted for 376percent of the total growth in US value-added exports US food products in particular are a huge market inJapan American agricultural exports to Japan in 1993 were 87 billionAbout one-third of Japanese agricultural imports come from the United StatesHowever there is sometimes a mixed reception in Japan regarding productsfrom the United States Japanese on one hand wish to do things Americanever since the Second World War But on the other hand US products areperceived as less sophisticated than Japanese and European food productsin product formulation or packaging Also US products are considered notas safe as domestics ones due to the use of pesticides and chemical additivesand the partiality of the Japanese consumer to purchase Japanese items The reason for the large volume of exporting to Japanis due to United States comparative advantages Food products are very expensiveto produce in Japan Japans current labor shortage combined with importrestrictions and domestic price stabilization programs have driven up domesticproduction costs The Japanese food consumption pattern consist of an opennessto foreign products and a strong interest in things international All typesof international cuisine can be found in Japan Many varieties of tropicaland imported fruits such as Florida grapefruit California cherries NewZealand kiwifruit and Hawaiian papayas are readily available in supermarketsand department stores as are imported alcoholic beverages ranging from Kentuckybourbon and Chinese beer to Russian vodka and California sake Japanese food consumption is marked by short-term trendsFor example Korean and Mexican food became popular a few years ago and thenunpopular There have also been Italian and Spanish food booms The Japanese economic recession has shifted the focusof many consumers to the more affordable neighborhood restaurants that featuretraditional Japanese dishes This has made consumers price conscious at grocerycounters which benefits cheaper imported goods As a result imported foodsaccount for over half of Japans average annual
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