November 1, 2012


So, I've introduced to you my Ate Nhea and her little Japanice family in my last post. As I resume writing about my adventures and learnings as a kankoukyaku in Japan, allow me to share what the family does for a living.

Kagoshima Prefecture is one of Japan's biggest agricultural producers. Livelihood in the region includes raising Black Cattles and Berkshire pigs for meat production, fishery, and fruits and tea production.  

The Kato family, for one, raises black cattles for a living. The variety that they raise is known as the Japanese black wagyu, which meat is considered as one of the finest in the market. It might be homegrown but when sold in their local supermarkets, it is far more expensive than the ones imported from Australia or USA.