Auctions of Canadian herring roe have been underway for nearly a month in Osaka, Kobe, and Nagoya. Canadian fishing restrictions resulting in a smaller catch are raising prices in Japan. Roe sold under the "Yellow Diamonds" brand is 10-30% more expensive than last year. Even so, dealers recommend Canadian herring roe for this year’s holiday tables because the quality is outstanding.
Information summarized from: Sankei Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Kobe Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Chunichi Shimbun, Nikkan Suisan Keizai Shimbun courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo