"Although of the 9 million tonnes of rice sold in Japan in 2011 only 440 tonnes were imported from Taiwan for the grand some of US$298,000, the figure accounted for a record high, and according to the Taiwanese Council of Agriculture, in the first seven months of this year alone, Japanese grain traders have already procured 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes of rice from central and southern Taiwan."
Source: Taiwan rice farmers set for export boom
By Jens Kastner
Aug 7, 2012
Asia Times Online