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Japan's food exports hit new high on seafood, whisky demand

Annual shipments hit 10th straight record in 2022, buoyed by weak yen

China's growing appetite for sea cucumber has helped to boost Japanese seafood exports. (Photo obtained by Nikkei)

TOKYO -- Japan's food exports soared to a 10th straight annual record in 2022, as the economic reopening from the pandemic in many countries sparked renewed interest in dining out.

A weaker yen helped make foodstuffs from Japan competitively priced for international buyers as well.

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