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Japan's China-bound rice exports set to soar

Newly authorized milling plants increase access to world's largest consumer

Japan's rice wholesalers are looking to pitch high-end brands such as Yumepirika to Chinese consumers.

TOKYO -- Japan's rice exports to China are set to soar as an agreement regarding processing facilities begins to take effect.

China gets through about 150 million tons of rice a year, roughly 20 times more than Japan.

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