The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced the situation of this year's rice crop as of the 15th of this month, and although it changed from "good" to "normal" in Hokkaido and the Tohoku region, 20 prefectures were affected by heavy rain and lack of sunshine. It is expected to be "slightly defective".

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced the prospect of rice cultivation for this year based on the weather data up to the 15th of this month.

According to this, ▼ Aomori is "good", ▼ 5 roads and prefectures such as Hokkaido and Yamagata are "somewhat good", and ▼ 20 prefectures such as Niigata and Akita are expected to be "normal".

In areas centered on eastern Japan, where production is high, there are many areas above normal.

On the other hand, 20 prefectures such as Chiba, Shizuoka, Hyogo, Kyoto and Kumamoto are expected to be "slightly defective".

It is said that this is due to the lack of sunshine from late June to early July and the impact of typhoons and heavy rains in August.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, "This crop does not fully reflect the effects of rain after mid-August, so we would like to keep an eye on future growth conditions."