Joy Consulting Ltd. helps you who is planning to develop your bio-pesticides in Japan.
Bio-pesticide use in Japan
Definition of bio-pesticides are only living organisms of microbial and natural enemy in Japan. Pheromones and plant extract are excluded from bio-pesticides. Registration of microbial and natural enemy is regulated by Guidelines for safety evaluation of Microbial Pesticides(JMAFF Nosan No.9-5090) and internal or tentative guideline for natural enemy (unpublished) respectively. Pheromones, herbal extracts and other safe substances are regulated by the same guideline as that for chemical pesticides (Data Requirements for Supporting Registration of Pesticides(JMAFF Nosan No.12-8147)). Metabolites of microbial , such as kasugamycine, spinosad,abamectine etc, have been used in Japan are not included in bio-pesticides because they are required ADI setting and full range of toxicity studies.
Sales of bio-pesticides contain microbial, natural enemy, herbal extracts and other safe substances and pheromones and 1228, 1002, 1049 and 1586 m Yen respectively. Total of bio-pesticides is 6,878 mYen accounting for 1.9% total pesticide sales in Japan. Microbial sales was 1,960 mYen in 2008 at peak and is decreasing year by year. Main reason of decrease is that of Bt insecticides. Sales of pheromone seems to be decreasing between 2008 and 2012, but increased in 2013 due to Fall Webworm control broken out much. Use of natural enemy is increasing by new products and development of use methods. Bio-fertilizer and bio-stimulant are important area of bio-pesticides, but there is no regulation for these area. There is possibility to register bio-stimulant as PGR. In Japan pesticide registration is required specific activity and bio-stimulants usually show total effect of various activities, thus it is not suitable for pesticide registration. There are many bio-stimulants are sold without scientific data, and only by word of mouth. This caused feeling of mistrust. Anyway many pesticide companies who have developed many good chemical pesticides, recently are working for R&D of bio-pesticides. So bio-pesticides are still in the early stage of development in Japan. Introduction of bio-pesticides is an important mission of Joy Consulting Ltd..

How Joy Consulting helps you
Efficacy of bio-pesticides are not reliable and costly compared to chemical pesticides. Microbial and natural enemy are living organisms so that they are affected by environment conditions. So many of foreign product have been repelled by the erratic efficacy trial results at the water's edge. If you want to introduce your products to Japan, you first prepare efficacy trial data written in English for Japanese possible distributors. Then please ask Joy Consulting Ltd to develop your products in Japan. We propose you several methods of development in Japan.
  1. You can ask a distributor total development to develop, register and sell your products in Japan. You show them your efficacy data. They will evaluate your product in their laboratory. Joy Consulting can review your data, recommend a suitable distributor to you and can be an intermediate. Or you can directly contact the distributors.
  2. You, a foreign company can get registration by appointing a Japanese as a domestic agent. And you appoint Japanese pesticide companies as distributors. Joy consulting can manage as a trader.
  3. If you have not sufficient data, Joy Consulting will conduct registration trials of efficacy through JPPA (Japan Plant Protection Association) and JAPR(Japan Association of Plant Regulation). These trials are conducted under open to public. Japanese pesticide companies join the review meeting held in every autumn and know your products. Joy will intermediate your company and Japanese distributors. Joy Consulting Ltd. has developed many pesticides and help you to check gap data for Japanese registration, manage efficacy trials and gap studies, prepare application dossier, and intermediate the authority.

In conclusion, Joy Consulting Ltd. is a one stop solution of your bio-pesticide development in Japan. Data requirement of microbial: Guidelines for safety evaluation of Microbial Pesticides(No.9-5090) (PDF:284KB) (issued on August,1997)