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Japan Purchases 19,520 Metric Tons of Food Wheat in SBS Tender

Japan bought 19,520 metric tons of food wheat and 28,940 tons of food barley through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

Of the total amount of wheat purchased, 18,240 tons were from Canada and 1,200 tons were from Australia and 80 tons from the U.S., the ministry said in a statement.