Japanese Mikan Oranges shipped to Canada for Christmas

Sixty tonnes of tangerines (mikan) from Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of Tokyo have been shipped from Shimizu port to Canada where they will be sold as "Christmas oranges" under the Sun brand. Director Yoshiharu Ishiguro of the JA (Japan Agriculture) fruit centre in Shonan says, "We like to export because we can sell at stable prices. This year was a good one and the fruit is delicious."

Information summarized from: Nihon Nogyo Shimbun courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo