Japan is well known globally as an important pork-importing country, but the country itself also has a strong and sustainable pig industry. Opportunities for future pig production will be explored during the first edition of the upcoming SwineTalks Web Conference, 7–8 October.
Japan is a tiny island, as can be seen on any world map, and as a consequence it has limited land availability. A total of 127 million people live on 380,000 km2. Still, Japan currently has 9.5 million pigs and 850,000 sows.