Japan

Saskatchewan and Japan sign agreement to deepen trade ties

Apr 25, 2023 | 11:27am

Saskatchewan and Japan are strengthening their economic ties. A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) has been signed between the province and Japan’s Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation (JOIN), a government agency that supports Japanese businesses abroad, especially in the area of infrastructure. “We would like to promote more infrastructure business here with Japenese [businesses]. Also, I’d like […]

Sask Stock Growers welcomes re-opening of Japanese market for Canadian processed beef

Mar 28, 2023 | 1:40pm

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association says the full opening of the Japanese market to Canadian beef will provide benefits to producers. Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says Japan will accept processed beef from Canada, opening a market closed 20 years ago over a case of bse. Deobald says Japan is an important market for Canada’s […]

Trade and Export Minister heading to Asia for trade mission

Feb 3, 2023 | 6:00am

Saskatchewan’s Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison is leading a delegation to Japan and South Korea to discuss new trade opportunities. The mission is to promote Saskatchewan’s natural resources sector, including critical minerals, uranium and helium, and highlight the importance of partnerships in food security and energy transition. Between the two countries, Saskatchewan exports […]

Sask. exports increase in 2020, only province to do so

Feb 15, 2021 | 10:08am

Saskatchewan exports to the world reached 30.4 billion dollars in 2020, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership president Chris Dekker says Saskatchewan was the only province in Canada to record an increase in exports. He says farm products led the way with wheat up 15 percent, durum rising 32 […]

Premier Scott Moe braces for typhoon Hagibis while on Japanese trade mission

Oct 12, 2019 | 12:00pm

Premier Scott Moe is in Japan with part of a delegation on a business and trade mission this Thanksgiving. Currently, the Premier is in Tokyo where Typhoon Hagibis, Japan’s strongest typhoon in 60 years is creating havoc. Sustained winds of over 160 km/h are expected with 24 rainfall totals around 60mm. In a Facebook and […]

Premier Moe to promote Saskatchewan in Japan and South Korea

Oct 3, 2019 | 11:31am

Premier Scott Moe will lead an 11-day trade mission to Japan and South Korea next week to attract investment and advance Saskatchewan’s trade interest . This will be the Premier’s first time to either country and will incorporate a stop in Hong Kong to meet investors. A release from the province states that the key […]

Regina signs official friendship agreement with Fujioka, Japan

Aug 3, 2019 | 4:40pm

Two cities separated by land and sea have joined in on an official friendship agreement. The cities of Regina, Saskatchewan and Fujioka, Japan signed the agreement after 27 years of having a successful educational exchange program between the two municipalities. A formal ceremony took place early Saturday afternoon at Hotel Saskatchewan where Regina mayor Michael […]

Canada has ‘broad international coalition’ of support on China file: Freeland

Jun 28, 2019 | 6:41am

OSAKA, Japan — Canada is fortunate to have assembled a “broad international coalition” of countries who support Canada and believe arbitrary detentions are harmful, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday at the G20 summit in Osaka. Freeland, who spoke to reporters alongside her cabinet colleague Finance Minister Bill Morneau, said China has been hearing […]

Trade mission Jeremy Harrison returns from trade mission to Japan and South Korea

Jun 11, 2019 | 12:26pm

After a recent trade mission to Japan and South Korea, trade minister Jeremy Harrison seems optimistic agri-food sales will be able to expand in the two countries. The trade mission was led by federal trade minister James Carr, and primarily focused on increasing agriculture product sales after China has pulled away from purchasing Canadian canola. […]

Sask agri-food products to be showcased in trade mission to Japan and South Korea

Jun 4, 2019 | 10:16am

  Saskatchewan Trade and Export Development minister Jeremy Harrison will showcase provincial agri-food products during a Canadian trade mission to Japan and South Korea. Harrison says Asian markets are importing more food every year, and it is crucial to promote Saskatchewan’s safe, reliable and high quality agri-food products. He says Japan and South Korea are […]