"Japanese consumers are re–discovering American beef, a decade a scare from BSE, often called by what farmers see as the misleading name "mad cow disease"....In January, Japan agreed to allow beef from animals under 30 months of age. Now 95 percent of American beef meets that standard...U. S. beef sales to Japan could top a billion dollars this year."
Source:Nebraska Farmers Promote Beef in Japan
By Steve White
August 7th 2013