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【WEB】JAPANTWO:Interview with farmer Ms. Kaori Nukui "Nukuien"

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【Newspaper】News of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award was featured on the Japanese agricultural paper "Nihon Nogyo Shinbun", which was published on August 2nd. The news was introduced with photo of Giichi Nukui holding a certificate.
【Newspaper】Green Tea and Shiitake Nukuien was featured on the evening edition of leading economic newspaper in Japan, Nihon Keizai Shinbun. It was on a serial article called "A Bearers of Agriculture" with 8 stories. And Nukuien was featured on 8th.
【Presentation】On July 23th and 24th, the seminar for improvement of agricultural business in areas was held in Nagasaki Prefecture for 2 days, and Kaori Nukui appeared and presented for an hour with the theme "Challenge the World Food Market!". This seminar was held in Ojika islands on 23th, and Yoshii-cho on 24th.
【Newspaper】"Omotenashi Plan" of "Women's Agricultural Project" which was held at RIHGA ROYAL HOTELS on July 12-13th was featured on "Nikkan Sports" on 20 July 2014 issue, and Kaori Nukui was appeared as one of the farmer members.

About "Women's Agricultural Project"
【TV】"Women's Agricultural Project" was featured on "news every.", the news program of Nippon Television Network Corporation, and "Omotenashi Plan" held at RIHGA ROYAL HOTELS was introduced.

Kaori Nukui, who are the member of this project appeared as one of the women farmers in Saitama Prefecture.

About "Women's Agricultural Project"

About "news every."
We have received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award at the prize show 2013 of shiitake mushroom farms in Saitama Prefecture.

This is our 4th time and it's been 5 years since our previous awards. We are so thankful for everyone around us. We couldn't done this without such supports.

You can see some pictures here on our blog.
We are featured in the Japanese food magazine "Tabemono Tsushin" on July Issue with 2 pages introducing our effort at the series of "Bridge of Food".
As part of "Women's Agricultural Project", we had an opportunity to talk with Yoshimasa Hayashi, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

You can check the blog about this topic.(only in Japanese)

"Women's Agricultural Project" aims to create and share new product and ideas by connecting demands of company and women farmers' skills which comes from their daily lives, works, and surrounding nature. This is a project to raise the appearance of women being active in the agricultural industries.

About "Women's Agricultural Project" (only in Japanese)
Our Director, Kaori Nukui was on the TV program "SBW"(Saitama Business Watch) which was broadcasted on May 17th 22:00 JST.

◆Watch Report
"Going Abroad, Female Farmer"
Introducing the female farmer, Kaori Nukui(Nukuien in Iruma-shi, Saitama Prefecture) who is exporting the Sayama Tea to France.
We participated in the event "Celebrate WASHOKU" held in Seattle, United Staes, which was organized by JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY, and made public relations about our green tea.
We are now supporting the "Ogachi School Restoration Project" by the reconstruction support group of Tohoku disaster area, sweet treat 311. (until the end of May)

About "Ogachi School Restoration Project"

Support the project by crowdfunding (in Japanese)

※The gift can be shipped only in Japan

Read the full story on our Facebook Page
We exhibited at the International Fine Food and Beverage Fair "SALÓN DE GOURMETS", one of the leading European trade fair which was held in Madrid, Spain.

At Japan Pavilion installed by JETRO, Japan Global Farmer Liaison Council provided an exhibition booth as one member of the company.

April 10th - 13th, 2014
The director of Green Tea and Shiitake Nukuien, Kaori Nukui has been appointed "Expo 2015 Milano Japan Pavilion Supporter." We are feeling so grateful for this chance.

The theme of the Expo this year is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." And Japan Pavilion will be participating under the theme of "Harmonious Diversity."

The Expo will be held in Milano, Italy in 2015, May to the end of October.
The gender equality commendation ceremony of farm villages and fishing villages for 2013 was held recently, and the director of Green Tea and Shiitake Nukuien, Kaori Nukui received award of Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries for department of young community readers responsible for the next generation.

Kaori received a recommendation of the Saitama Prefectural Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Center, from among the female farmers across the country, with evaluation from the perspective of "Expected to be a leader of the regional future."

Big thanks to the people always supporting Kaori, and Green Tea and Shiitake Nukuien. This award couldn't be here without people around us.

Thank You.

Check our Facebook Page article here with picture.
Paris Michelin Guide and "World Best 50's Restaurants Asia" had been announced recently. Mr. Okuda of Ginza Kojyu, the three-star restaurant in Japan, opened "OKUDA" in Paris and it received a star as well! Congratulations!

Since the opening of "OKUDA" in Paris, our dried shiitake mushrooms have been served here.

If you have time to visit "OKUDA", just try a bit to focus on mushrooms. It might be our tasty ones from Japan!

7, Rue de la Trémoille, Paris 75008 France

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We will be demonstrating at "Salon International de l'Agriculture 2014"(SIA), one of the largest international trade fairs in France. The demonstration is going to be for green tea and dried shiitake mushrooms in Japan Pavilion. You can also buy our products at the store section.

Demonstration Schedule:
February 22th-25th : 12:00~13:00, 14:00~15:00
February 27th : 15:00~16:00
February 28th : 17:00~18:00

*The Director, Kaori Nukui will be at the show for the first 3 days (February 22th to 25th).

This would be our 2nd participation for SIA since 2012. It is a huge festival with tremendous momentum and energy. If you live nearby, please come and explore the show!

"Salon International de l'Agriculture 2014" in Paris
Dates: Saturday 22 February to Sunday 2 March 2014
Opening hours: Daily from 9:00~19:00, except on Friday 28 February 9:00~23:00
Venue: Porte de Versailles

Check our Facebook Page article here with picture.

The director of Green Tea and Shiitake Nukuien, Kaori Nukui was interviewed at "NHK Radio 1", operated by the public broadcaster, NHK. 

The interview was about the export value of agricultural, forest and fishery products in Japan which was the highest ever recorded. 
It was in the evening news section and Kaori Nukui talked about the possibilities of expanding made-in-Japan products to the world.

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Nukuien and Japan Global Farmer Liaison Council(JFLC) are on the magazine "Weekly Toyo Keizai"(only in Japanese), one of the leading Japanese business magazines. The February issue's cover topic is about the future of agriculture in Japan.

Check our Facebook page article here with picture. 


We started posting recipes using shiitake mushrooms grown on oak logs and green tea. You can now read it on We will share more cooking tips to taste our products. 

The first recipe is "Nappa Cabbage Soup with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms." This recipe uses dried shiitake mushrooms as "dashi", Japanese soup stock. Since it's winter in some countries, it is a great time for tasting nappa cabbage. Try it and enjoy!

Also check our Facebook Page article here.
On January 15th, we held a charity dinner at the French restaurant "TIRPSE" located in Shirokanedai, with the group "aoSORAnt" which supports the disaster-stricken areas.

Using our Nukuien mushrooms, and vegetables and blue mussels brought from Tohoku region, which had a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the executive chef Terada served dishes which weren't just delicious, but also beautiful the way it looks. And tasty wines were selected by the owner Ohashi.

Some participants told us that 'I want to support the Tohoku region but it's too far to visit, so I feel very happy to support the people there by this kind of event.'

We would like to give huge thanks to "TIRPSE" and "aoSORAnt" members, and people who came to our dinner. We will try to organize charity events a lot more for this year!

5-4-7 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan, 108-0071
TEL : 03-5791-3101


Check our Facebook page article here with pictures.

Our shiitake mushrooms are now served at "Florilège", French restaurant opened in 2009 by the Japanese Chef Hiroyasu Kawate. Starting with an amuse-bouche, you can find our fresh thick mushrooms on top of consomme soup with soft roe, black truffle, foie gras, and sour cream. You can also taste boar meats from Tamba, city in Hyogo Prefecture. Enjoy the lively and delicious night in Tokyo.

*The menu changes depend on the seasons.

AOYAMA TMI 1st floor
4-9-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan, 107-0062
TEL: 03-6440-0878

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Our Shiitake mushroom(grown on oak logs) dishes will be served at "Cuisine[s] Michel Troisgros" in Hyatt Regency Tokyo. Enjoy our tasty mushrooms for a limited time!

Period: December 20, 2013 - January 7, 2014

Cuisine[s] Michel Troisgros
Hyatt Regency Tokyo 1st floor
2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 160-0023
TEL: 03-3348-1234


NUKUIEN's teas(Fukamushi-cha, Kaoru-cha) are now displaying and selling at the fresh fruit store "Lor Moy Seng" in Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia. Feel free to visit and discover more about our special tea!

Lor Moy Seng Fresh Fruit
#523, St.93 (Monivong), S/K Boeng Keng Kang Pir,
Khan Chamkaar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

In Japanese food shop "Kioko-Shokuhin" in Paris, the sale of NUKUIEN's Fukamushi-cha started!

The Kioko-Shokuhin is a well-established shop handling Japanese food in Paris more than 40 years.

NUKUIEN's Fukamushi-cha(leaf) and Kaoru-cha(tea bag) are now displaying and selling in the Kioko-Shokuhin.

Because the process of manufacture's first steaming time is longer than normal green tea in the case of Fukamushi-cha, the tea is further infused with its ingredients even if it's served with French hard water;it may be right said with "green tea".

By strong inaugural kindling unique to Sayama, NUKUIEN's Fukamushi-cha is finished with richer and sweet taste.

We would be glad if many people enjoy NUKUIEN's Fukamushi-cha.

46 rue des Petis Champs 75002 Paris FRANCE

We are going to open a shop to the international agricultural trade fair "SIA2012"(Salon International de l'Agriculture) which will be held in Paris in France on 25 February to 4 March 2012. 

At the SIA2012, we will sell Kinococoa(cocoa), Kinokoshio(Shiitake Herb Salt) , etc. besides material wood dried shiitake mushrooms. 

Released an english website.






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