Tokyo, Japan - May 22, 2023 - Japan Association for Cellular Agriculture (JACA), a research group dedicated to cellular agriculture and cultivated food hosted the first-ever official promotion event for the industry.
This is a short video (2:38) of the JACA founding meeting held on May 22, 2023.
You will hear a sound of pressing play.
Check out full version(1:48:07) here
Norihiro Nakayama, The Executive Director of Japan’s Parliamentary Group for Cellular Agriculture, former Senior Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Yuki Hanyu, CEO of IntegriCulture Inc.
Makoto Mitarai, Manager, Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Megumi Avigail Yoshitomi, Representative Director of JACA
[Question and Answer Session]
[On "Mock BBQ" of cultivated meat]
JACA demonstrated "Mock BBQ" for the guests to experience the aroma of grilled cultivated meats such as 3D bio-printed cultivated marbled beef from Consortium for Future Innovation by Cultured Meat; cultivated chicken from Diverse Farm; cultivated beef from Tokyo Women's Medical University-Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences.
JACA avoided providing tasting opportunities during the event due to the lack of clear rules in Japan as well as to show consumers that safety consideration is of utmost concern for the industry.
Click here to see the first half of the founding meeting（Explanation of the overview of JACA, Congratulatory speech）.
For a more detailed explanation, please see the official article and download material from the link here.