Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 10 August 2012
Sales immediately picked up on the first day, proof that Japan has an appetite for Taiwan's mangoes, suggested Lo Koon-tsan, Taiwan’s Deputy Representative to Japan, who attended the event organized by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture to promote Irwin mangoes from Yujing, Tainan.
One lady at the event said her family loved mangoes from Taiwan, "summer doesn’t begin until we eat mangoes," she said.
Mango exports, many of them from Tainan and Pingtung in southern Taiwan, to Japan totaled 1,000 metric tons last year, council statistics showed.
The number could grow to 1,200 metric tons this year, the council said.