Delegation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

A delegation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture including Mr. Gregory Ibach, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, officials of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Agency (APHIS), and the US Embassy in Japan visited NARO on Feb 7, 2019. They met with Senior Vice-President Dr. Makoto Nakatani, and the Director-General of the Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Dr. Kiyoshi Asaoka, who gave a presentation about genetically modified silkworms and rice. The delegation also visited the NIAS Exhibition Hall for an overview of NARO's R&D activities on silkworm and the evolution of the silk industry in Japan.