Japan’s strawberry crops have been devastated by recent typhoons. Photo: SCMP

Japanese strawberries: off the menu thanks to Typhoon Hagibis?

  • The typhoons Hagibis and Faxai decimated Japanese farms, wiping out crops, ruining land and equipment and causing damage worth over US$2 billion
  • Unions fear that on top of this, ‘invisible damage’ may be the last straw for an ageing workforce already under pressure from cheaper foreign imports
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Japan’s strawberry crops have been devastated by recent typhoons. Photo: SCMP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.