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Update:June 17, 2014

Bountiful Land and Sea

Traditional Fishing Port (Futtu City)
Small fishing port surrounded by with wild green hills (Futtsu City)

With a mild climate, rich soil, and bountiful seas, Chiba ranks 3rd in Japan for agricultural production and 7th for fishing.

Peanuts, Japanese radishes, carrots, nashi pears, loquats, Japanese spiny lobsters, nori seaweed, sardines, and much more- Chiba is truly a treasure house of delicious vegetables, fruits, and seafood.

Food, the Foundation of Health

To provide reassuringly safe foods that are as fresh as possible to our consumers, the Chiba Prefectural Government has started the "Chiba-produced, Chiba-consumed" dietary education initiative to raise our children to treasure food.

In order to promote healthy agriculture for the next generation, we initiated the "Chiba Eco-Produce" certification system which reduces the use of pesticides and fertilizers by half or more and promotes environmentally friendly agriculture. 

Seafood  Vegetables and fruits  Chiba Eco-Produce Mark

From "Edo's Pantry" to the "World’s Pantry"

In the Edo Period (1603~1867), Chiba was known as "Edo's Pantry" thanks to its abundant farmlands and close proximity to the capital, Edo (present-day Tokyo). Nowadays, via Narita International Airport, we deliver our high quality, safety-guaranteed agricultural and marine products not just to Tokyo, but to the world over.

Chiba, Birthplace of Japan's Dairy Industry (Minamiboso City)

Did you know that Chiba is the birthplace of Japan's dairy industry (Minamiboso City)

Chiba's ueki

Chiba's ueki, or traditional shaped trees and shrubs, sometimes known as "Macro Bonsai", are popular in the EU and China and exported in large quantities.