The World’s Largest Migration

Chinese / Lunar New Year is the World’s Largest Annual Human Migration!!

Once every 12 months, the world’s largest human migration happens in China. Over the 40-day travel period of Chinese New Year, three billion trips are taken, as families reunite and celebrate. Now, the most strenuous of these trips are taken by the country’s 290 million migrant workers, for many of whom this is the one chance a year to go home and see parents and their left-behind children.

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Asia’s best cities to live in

Happy New Year!! This time of year is usually filled with contemplative thoughts, reflecting on the year that has passed and setting objectives for the year ahead. It may also be a time for thinking about moving country, also associated with these objectives. Nikkei in partnership with Monocle have just published a list of the best places to live in Asia. It’s good to see such a strong winner in Tokyo and good representation for Australia with 3 cities in the top 10. #living #Asia #relocation#Tokyo #Melbourne #Sydney #Brisbane#

Japan’s Beef Industry Is In Crisis

A subject close to our hearts, Wagyu Beef. Japan’s Beef exports this year will surpass 20 Billion Yen, nearly double that of 2015. However, the industry is in crisis. Kyushu is one of Japan’s largest Wagyu breading hubs is suffering from an ageing population. Half of the regions farmers are 70 years or older and 80% of them don’t have a successor. The younger generation is turning their back on the countryside lifestyle. Australian producers are picking up the demand. Peter Gilmour, President of the Australian Waygu Association says that Australia has a number of advantages over Japan. “Land in Japan is more expensive, farms tend to be quite small and they have quite intensive staffing levels”. Around 24,000 tonnes of Wagyu was produced in Australia in 2016 with 85-90% going to the export market. That is about 10 times the Japanese Wagyu exports. “There is a big focus on achieving the similar eating quality of what Japanese farmers are capable of doing”…”That is where you see the excitement” Mr Gilmour said.

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