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Dr Atsuo Hata

Dr Atsuo Hata has over 50 years of experience working in the Japanese animal health industry. He is Animal Pharm’s freelance contributor for Japan. Dr Hata provides news, insight and analysis on a range of topics impacting the Japanese veterinary medicines sector.
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The Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Food (KMAFLF) has reported low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in feces of wild birds in all the country's prefectures.

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Cat population continues to rise in Japan

The number of pet cats in Japan has risen for the third year in a row, according to the country's Pet Food Association (PFA).

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Dip in Japanese vet grads working in animal health industry

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF) has reported the number of newly qualified veterinarians for the six months since March 2018 declined by 7.6% to 980 graduates.


Asia continues to suffer from avian flu

Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan have all suffered recent cases of avian influenza.
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Japan reports more cases of CSF in pigs

Animal health authorities in Japan have reported four more cases of classic swine fever (CSF) in Gifu prefecture.

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