Hello everyone, this is the IFA representative Furukawa.
The third wave of the new coronavirus is coming to an end, and emergency declarations have begun to end in various places.
I hope that vaccinations for medical personnel will begin and that it will reach the end of coronavirus.
1) Promotion of Japanese Fugu and Japanese fish in Singapore.
From 1/25 to 2/7, 104 local buyers visited the Chinese restaurant to sample the Fugu menu.
We had a lot of coverage in the local media.
The questionnaire response clearly showed that many buyers who do not import ingredients from Japan are interested in Japanese Fugu and can potentially use it.
I realized again that we need to continue promoting Fugu to Singapore.
Soon, we will post the details of the questionnaire response on the Japan Aquatic Products Export Expansion Council website.
2) Following Singapore is a Japanese Fugu promotion in Malaysia.
Currently, the number of people infected with coronavirus is widespread in Malaysia. The Malaysian Government has issued Movement Control Order (MCO). Restaurants are in a tough situation where they are prohibited from serving food in-store.
Under such circumstances, in cooperation with local suppliers, we held a campaign to send Fugu up to 100 buyers who are requested to provide us with photos of creative Fugu menus in return.
We are currently counting the response so that we will report the details next time.
3) The Seafood Show Osaka 2021 on March 17-18.
It will be held at Osaka ATC Hall.
we will organize a Fugu pavilion this time as well.
We will support you closely, so please join us.
However, since the state of emergency has just been lifted in Osaka, this is good news for those giving up if they do not have time to prepare.
We also discussed with the Shimonoseki Next Generation Meeting so that the member companies can exhibit their products for a fee of 30,000 yen per product.
We will take care of nameplates, sample products, company information, and leaflets and display them on their behalf.
Suppose you receive a business card from the buyer; we will inform you of the contact information. So if you are interested in this program, please contact me by Friday, March 5th.
Let's do our best to overcome the coronavirus!
We look forward to your continued guidance and encouragement.