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Economy

Sake, beef and matcha lead Japan's food exports to record $9bn

Country's agriculture gains fans in China, Hong Kong and US markets

Nanbu Bijin sake reportedly sells for well over $100 per bottle in China. (Photo by Ryuichi Tomita).
Nanbu Bijin sake reportedly sells for well over $100 per bottle in China. (Photo by Ryuichi Tomita).

TOKYO -- Japan is on course to achieve its agricultural export target of 1 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) this year, riding the global boom for sushi, sake and shochu spirits.

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