"Olive oil is once again gaining popularity in Japan, after first coming under the spotlight in the 1990s for its health benefits. Various olive oils from several countries are entering the market, and consumption is on the rise...According to the Finance Ministry’s foreign trade data, the amount of olive oil imported in 2012 totaled 46,406 tons, up 28 percent from the previous year and 64 percent over 2007."
Olive oil seen enjoying second boom in Japan
BY SHINICHI TOKUDA
August 5th 2013