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Major Research List

Food and Agricultural Area

Clients Subject / Theme Description of Undertakings
Foreign research company in Japan OEM production of food by Japanese food companies Currently many Japanese food producers, retailers, and trading companies import various kinds of agricultural produce and processed food from abroad under OEM production arrangements. KRN surveyed the recent trends of overseas OEM production of food by such Japanese enterprises.
Asparagus U.S.A. Market assessment and consulting work for export of fresh asparagus from USA to Japan Japan imports huge volumes of fresh asparagus from various overseas sources. Among them is Asparagus USA wished to expand its asparagus exports to Japan. KRN conducted a market research and provided a consulting service to this organization through personal interviews with importers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. KRN made recommendations on how to boost the exports of the fresh asparagus to Japan.
California Cling Peach advisory Board Market assessment and consulting work for export of canned peaches and mixed fruit from USA to Japan About 20 years ago, American canned peaches accounted for almost 50 % of the import market for canned peaches in Japan. Now, however, their market share is only about 5 %. Surveying the market through personal interviews with importers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers, KRN made recommendations on sales policy and strategy for recovering and increasing exports of such canned fruit to Japan.
U.K. research company Research on distribution channels for fresh vegetables and fruits in Japan A British company invented and developed technology and machinery to maintain the freshness of vegetables and fruits. In order to export this technology and know-how, together with machinery to Japan, they wished to know about the distribution channels of fresh vegetables and fruits in Japan. KRN conducted research and suggested possible steps to enter the Japanese market.
Japanese and Thailand governments Identifying Thailand food and agricultural products as potential for export to Japan Thailand government (Department of Export Promotion) wished to export their agricultural and fishery products as well as processed food to Japan. The Thailand government asked the Japanese government to dispatch an expert to Thailand to find out prospective products for export to Japan. At the request of the Japanese government, Mr. Takahashi, President of KRN, visited Thailand to conduct a survey. He met with 40 food companies, where he tasted more than 200 samples of food offered by them. Mr. Takahashi gave his comments to each company whether their products were possible to export to Japan or not. Mr. Takahashi also advised the companies about points of recipe and taste to be modified for export to Japan.
Japanese government organization Integrated general market research on canned fruits and jam in Japan KRN was asked by the Japanese governmental to organization survey and report on gJam and Canned fruitsh. This report, issued both in Japanese and English, contains information such as market overview, import systems and regulations, distribution, consumption trends among retailers and consumers, and advice on access to the Japanese market.
Thailand government Consulting on organic products DEP (Department of Export Promotion) of Thailand government wished to export organic agricultural products and processed foods to Japan. Mr. Takahashi, president of KRN, visited DEP and carried out consulting service as well as lecture about latest organic trend of Japan and how to access to Japanese organic foods market.
Thailand health foods company Market research of Thailand health foods in Japan Thailand health foods manufacturing company wants to export their products to Japan. KRN has conducted market research of their individual products, and advised how to access to Japanese market.
Japanese Governmental organization Market research on fresh fruits and vegetables in Japan Japanese governmental organization invited 6 Philippine fresh vegetables and fruits growers and 1 staff of Philippine Department of Agriculture to Japan as import promotion programs for under-development countries. KRN was asked by the Japanese government to make 2 weeks programs for this delegation to learn Japanese fresh fruits and vegetables market. KRN made complete programs and visited with them importers of agricultural products, wholesalers, retailers, food service companies and related organizations such as Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Vegetable supply stabilization Fund, etc. Finally KRN advised them methodologies of accessing Japanese fresh vegetables market.
Pakistan Fishery Enterprises and Japanese Governmental organization Market research on fishery products in Japan Japanese governmental organization invited 4 Pakistan fishery products companies to Japan as import promotion programs for under-development countries. KRN was asked by the Japanese government to make 10 days programs for this delegation to learn Japanese fishery market. KRN made complete programs and visited with them importers of fishery products, wholesalers, retailers, related organizations such as Japan Fish Traders Association, National Federation of Fishery Processorfs Co-Operative Associations etc. Finally KRN advised them methodologies of accessing Japanese fishery market.
the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association Western U.S. Hothouse Tomatoes Market Research in Japan Now in Japan, import of fresh tomatoes (greenhouse tomatoes) from USA is only from California and Florida. The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association wanted to conduct market research concerning feasibility of exporting Arizona greenhouse tomatoes to Japan. KRN conducted research concerning overall fresh tomatoes market research in Japan that includes supply trend of domestic and import fresh tomatoes, evaluation of USA tomatoes compared to domestic tomatoes and other imported tomatoes, distribution channel of fresh tomatoes, consumption trend of fresh tomatoes, how to access to Japanese fresh tomatoes market, market that Arizona tomatoes fit, suggested market entrance strategy for Arizona Tomatoes, etc.
Japanese government organization Handbook for agricultural and fishery products and processed food import regulations KRN prepared this handbook for the Japanese governmental organization detailing import regulations concerning agricultural and fishery products and processed foods, such as foods sanitation law and plant quarantine inspection regulations etc..
Vietnam Fishery Companies and Japanese Governmental Organization Market research of fisher products in Japan. "Japanese governmental organization invited 8 Vietnam fishery products companies to Japan as import promotion programs for under-development countries.
KRN was asked by the Japanese government to make 2 weeks programs for this delegation to learn Japanese fishery market.
KRN made complete programs and took them importers of fishery products, wholesalers, retailers, related organization such as Japan Fish Traders Association, National Federation of Fishery Processorfs Co-Operative Associations etc. Finally KRN advised them methodologies of accessing Japanese fishery market."
Japanese government organization Integrated general market research on confectionery KRN was asked by the Japanese government to survey and report on gConfectionery.h This report, issued both in Japanese and English, contains information such as market overview, import systems and regulations, distribution, consumption trends among retailers and consumers, and advice on access to the Japanese market.
Japanese government organization Integrated general market research on canned fruits KRN was asked by the Japanese government to survey and report on gCanned Fruitsh. This report, issued both in Japanese and English, contains information such as market overview, import systems and regulations, distribution, consumption trends among retailers and consumers, and advice on access to the Japanese market.
Japanese government organization Integrated general market research of Mineral Water KRN was asked by the Japanese government to survey and report on gMineral Waterh. This report, issued both in Japanese and English, contains information such as market overview, import systems and regulations, distribution, consumption trends among retailers and consumers, and advice on access to the Japanese market.
Japanese government organization Guide to the JAS system for agricultural and forest products KRN prepared this handbook for the Japanese governmental organization detailing Japanese Agricultural Standards.

Other Areas

Clients Subject / Theme Description of Undertakings
Japanese governmental organization Handbook for consumer products import regulations Japan imports a large quantity of consumer products from abroad. This handbook describes import regulations, market trend of each of consumer products such as fur products, jewelry, sporting equipment, and furniture. KRN prepared this handbook for the Japanese government organization.
Foreign machine manufacturer Market research on building construction machines in Japan Market research of building construction machines such as tractors, cranes. The report includes the market share of Japanese products and foreign ones and competition of Japanese machines and foreign ones.
Credit card company Popularity and usability of major foreign credit cards in Japan Research on popularity and usability of four major foreign credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Diners and American Express) in hotels, restaurants, rent-a-car agents, travel agents, gas stations. Research was conducted on three categorized groups such as premium group/medium group/economy group.
Indian computer soft companies Computer soft market survey in Japan Indian computer soft companies wished to expand computer soft business in Japan. KRN surveyed on the computer soft market in Japan.
Foreign pharmaceutical company Market research on animal drug market in Japan In order to enter the Japanese animal drug market, especially for cows and pigs, the client wished to get information concerning main producers of animal drugs in Japan. Research on possibility for success in Japan.
American Antimicrobial chemical manufacturer Market research of antimicrobial chemicals and products American antimicrobial chemical manufacturer wants to know antimicrobial chemical market in Japan. KRN has conducted overall market research of antimicrobial in Japan such as names of Japanese manufacturers, type of antimicrobial chemical that they produce, main applications of antimicrobial etc.
Polish government and Polish furniture producers association Market research on furniture in Japan Polish furniture producers wished to export furniture to Japan. In order to access the Japanese market, the Polish government and Polish furniture producers association wished to know about the furniture market in Japan. KRN carried out detail market survey on Japanese furniture.
Japanese government organization Integrated general market research of seeds and seedlings Every year, the Japanese government publishes the journal "Japanese Market Report" carrying very detailed market information on the main agricultural products and processed food. KRN was asked by the Japanese government to survey and report on "Seeds and Seedlings". This report, issued both in Japanese and English, contains information such as market overview, import systems and regulations, distribution, consumption trends among retailers and consumers, and advice on access to the Japanese market.
Japanese governmental organization Handbook for industrial products import regulations Japan imports many kinds of industrial products from abroad. This handbook describes import regulations, market trend of each of industrial products such as agricultural chemicals, rubber product, and electric product. KRN prepared this handbook for the Japanese government organization.