Wagyu beef at a restaurant in Takayama, Japan. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

Japan’s wagyu beef farmers look to conquer the world after Hong Kong success

  • Exports of meat famed for its tenderness and marbled fat, and which costs up to US$125 a kilo, have risen over 200 per cent in five years
  • Hong Kong is the top export market, but with abattoirs getting EU accreditation and halal certification for Muslim countries, farmers are looking to go global
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Wagyu beef at a restaurant in Takayama, Japan. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP
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