On August 24, 2012 Japan said that it has resumed the exports of beef to the United States. The shipments of beef were suspended for two years after the outbreak of the foot and mouth disease in Japanese cows.

The Miyazaki Prefecture an agriculture hub which is known for live stock farming was hit hard by the outbreak of the disease several years back. This forced the slaughter of hundreds and thousands of farm animals to stop its spread. The ministry of agriculture said that the exports were resumed after a green light was given from the Washington after concerns were raised about the disease and the chances of radioactive contamination in US bound the shipments from last year’s atomic crisis.
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