With the growing Popularity of Japanese cuisine in food exports from the East Asian nation jumped 40 percent in 2018. Even as it is working with various entities to further bump this up and has bestowed a government-authenticated tag on 36 fine diners. The Japanese government is currently working on increasing exports of agricultural products and foods to India and is engaged in discussions with Indian government agencies including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) and Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). the availability of Japanese ingredients and drinks from Japan are essential.
Therefore, in order to promote Japanese food in India, at the same time, we also need to work on the establishment of an ecosystem where Indian outlets can have easy access to Japanese ingredients and drinks. I will keep working on this important task furthermore. The Japanese Ambassador pointed out that With FSSAI, they had signed an MoU on food safety last October at the annual summit meeting, and are currently in discussions on improving the management system of food imports to India. With MoAFW, they are having discussions on exporting Japanese apples and pears to India, This is also seen a way to improve ties between India and Japan and the food is an aspect how ties can improve and bring the nations closer.