July 7, 2011

Corn team arrives in Japan, observes red meat promotion

The Japan Corn Team Mission – a mission organized by the Nebraska Corn Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation – arrived in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday and jumped right into business.

The team observed a U.S. beef and pork promotion at The Prince Hotel in Tokyo. The Prince Hotel is a high-end hotel chain in Japan, and USMEF has worked with it to serve all of its red meat dishes of U.S. red meat.

The team had the chance to try U.S. beef tongue, short ribs and steak, as well as U.S. pork tenderloin and sausage prepared by USMEF Japan office staff at the in-table BBQ grill.

Today the team will be meeting with USMEF and U.S. Grains Council staff on market updates, meeting with the ag attache from the U.S. Embassy, visiting with meat retailers and discussing corn and red meat production in Nebraska.

While in Japan, the group will make a side trip to the Tohoku area where they will meet with earthquake and tsunami evacuees, distribute free meals that include U.S. beef and meet with local media.

For more, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment