Japanese “TAMAGO” business briefing & tasting event


Hosting Japanese “TAMAGO” Event in Hawaii The Japan Poultry Association (Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Toshiaki Saito) has announced that it will hold a food industry invitation only event to promote the appeal of TAMAGO (Japanese eggs) and accelerate the exports of Japanese agricultural, forestry and fishery products and foods in Hawaii.
~After 14 years of negotiations, fresh eggs from Japan can now be imported to the United State~ In October 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan announced an agreement with the US government to export eggs with fresh shells. This is popular in Hawaii as “TKG” (Tamago Kake Goman = egg over rice), and it is expected to give a boost to achieving the government goal of surpassing 1 trillion yen in exports of agriculture, forestry and fishery products and foods while spreading the food culture unique to Japan. The export condition is that it is to be refrigerated at 7.2 degrees for 36 hours until it is transported to the United States. This event is to convey the appeal to Japanese restaurants and supermarkets in Hawaii, and work to expand recognition of Japanese eggs. 
~Bringing trusted and safe “Eggs that can be eaten raw” to Hawaii~ The export of Japanese eggs increased 49.4% in 2018 from the previous year. This is thought to be a result of increase in foreign tourist to Japan and experiencing eating eggs that are raw or half cooked which many Japanese cuisines uses, and create an appetite for such cuisines even when leaving Japan. Eggs are produced all over the world, but strict hygiene management is necessary in order to be able to eat raw and/or half-ripe eggs, and there are almost no countries other than Japan that can manage these eggs. The Japan Poultry Association’s definition of “Japanese eggs” are 1) Eggs that can be eaten raw, 2) All chickens have been treated against Salmonell 3) The GP Center* is thorough in pre-shipment quality control, and 4) are shipped with safe and confident level. * Note * GP Center (abbreviation for Grading & Packing) is a facility that cleans and sterilizes eggs and grade them by weight and packed for shipping.

~Food Industries Representative Event & limited time TAMAGO Station promotion for the public~

=Event Information=

Date: November 4, 2019. (Mon)  10:30AM sign-in, event starts from 11:00 and to end around 13:00 

Venue: Deck. (150 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815) Queen Kapiolani Hotel 3F

Guest: 25 groups/ 50 people, invited guests only.

 Inquiries:JTB Hawaii DMC Department Secretariat: Jimmy / Kawanabe




November 4, 2019. (Mon)
10:30AM sign-in, event starts from 11:00 and to end around 13:00