Japan has an enormous influence on demand volume of global shrimp trade.
Who can forget the shrimp price crash when Emperor Hirohito died in 1989. No shrimp was consumed for one year in Japan out of respect and this affected global prices.
Then came Emperor Akihito – like his father, also a a marine biologist.
Now with new Emperor Naruhito, Rugby World Cup and the Olympics in 2020 rest assured prawn are shrimply on the ascendancy and will absorb global supply increase – especially for Black Tiger.
So with that back to the Rugby World Cup semi finals in Japan and more shrimp to celebrate with….