The Japanese government is expected to approve a ¥545bn (€4.6bn) support package for its department of agriculture this Friday, according to the USDA. The money will be targeted at supporting recovery in the food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors in the wake of COVID-19.

Just under ¥200bn (€1.73bn) will be targeted at tourism, transport and food service events, with a “Go to eat” campaign giving ¥1,000 (€8.63) to consumers when making a booking and a 20% discount at participating restaurants.