Dear International Fugu Association members,
This is the first bulletin for 2020.
I appreciate your continued support for this year again.
This year's IFA activity plan is as follows:
1. For Singapore, where we organized the Fugu study session last year, we are considering a slightly larger business meeting event using the experience of last year while urging lifting import bans on milt, skin, and fin from the Singapore Food Agency.
2.For China, we will continue to interact with the China Fisheries Association and negotiate for the realization of a Japanese Fugu Special Zone.
We hope to be able to promote Japanese blowfish at an exhibition in China again this year.
3. For Taiwan, I received a schedule from the Taiwan government last year to lifting the Fugu import ban.
We are still in the early stages, but we will follow up to ensure that we step up to a targeted goal.
I would like to invite the senior officials of the Taiwan Health Bureau TFDA to Japan.
4. We will also collect information about other countries and actively work to lead to the lifting of the Fugu import ban.
We look forward to your continued understanding and cooperation.
With regards to the recent activity,
1. The International Fugu Association has implemented a regional representation system to facilitate overseas promotion and government negotiations. They are:
・Ms.Linda Loke in Singapore,
・Mr.Philip Liaw in Taiwan,
・Mr.Toshio Himuro in Hong Kong and Macau, and
・Mr.Takehiko Yamamoto in New Zealand.
From now on, we will exchange information closely with local representatives and work to expand the Japanese Fugu market.
2.TVO Osaka program ``Japanese Style Originator in the Second Generation '' 1/30 Thu 21: 00 ~
A special feature on fermented foods in Japan appears to be broadcasted about fugu ovary (bran-pickled ovary) in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Our association provided and explained materials and images.
At the Osaka seminar last year, I announced a detoxification system for Fugu ovary, but I'm looking forward to the broadcast because it is a miraculous food in many ways.
3.Osaka Seminar on 2/20 Thu 13: 00-15: 00, B2 Conference Room
This year we will also host the International Fugu Association Seminar at the Seafood Show held at Osaka ATC Hall. Proposed topics are as follows.
・ Facts !! Fugu study session with SFA, Singapore Food Agency by Professor Nagashima, Niigata Agrio-Food University
・ The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's National unification of Fugu processing certification standards and the future by Pres. Kazuhiro Kamei of the National Fugu Federation.
・ Fugu promotion to Singapore by Yukihiro Furukawa, representative of the International Fugu Association
We will notify you on the homepage as soon as it is confirmed, so please drop in.