As countries with a long tradition of food production, New Zealand and Japan share many similarities. Both are island nations in the Pacific with rich soils and climates suited to temperate agriculture. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries have played an important role in the economy of both countries, influencing their respective cultures and national identity.

The New Zealand Embassy in Japan has produced a pamphlet entitled "Japan & New Zealand: A Partnership in Food" that gives an overview of our countries' interdependent relationship in food and agriculture. To view PDF files of the "Japan & New Zealand: A Partnership in Food" pamphlet in English or Japanese, click the links to the right. You must have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader installed in order to open these files.