Until now the demand and market for organic products in Japan has been increasing at a slower pace than in Western and some Asian countries. Major obstacles are a limited range and variety of available products in supermarkets and other shops and especially the comparatively high prices. With few exceptions organic products, whether from domestic production or imported, are times more expensive than comparable conventional products. This is similar in other Asian countries and quite different from Europe and North America where the price gap is much smaller approx.
The standards cover plants, processed foods, livestock feed, and livestock products, as well as transportation, selection, processing, cleaning, storage, packaging, and other post-harvest processes for domestic and imported products. Importers must be certified. Technical criteria for importers cover facilities, methods for acceptance and storage of imported product, qualifications and number of persons in charge of acceptance and storage of imports and for those in charge of grading labeling, and for attaching grading labels. Japan has approved rules and standards of some countries as equivalent with the Organic JAS system. The equivalent grading system of another country does not mean that it is identical to the Organic JAS system. The integrity of the Organic JAS system is maintained through setting the terms of exports to Japan for crucial differences between both grading systems. MAFF accredits certifiers.
Not only electronic products but Japanese beauty products are also increasingly popular overseas, too. Because Japan produces several great brands in suitable prices. Moreover, you can easily find high quality Japanese skincare and cosmetic products at drugstores, department stores or convenience stores.
Throughout the years, the popularity of organic makeup has been a true rollercoaster, but luckily the market has been increasing and now there are way more alternatives for those of us with sensitive skin and cautious minds. A number of brands have heard our voices and pigmentation and comfort is now their top priority — in addition to safety at the very core. Here are six made in Japan brands, as recommended by myself, colleagues and professional artists in my field, that bring the best in coverage, pigmentation and comfort, while staying fully organic or natural.