Ambassador Baker Welcomes Yoshinoya Beef Bowl Day

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Howard H. Baker, Jr.
On the Yoshinoya's U.S. Beef Bowl Day,
February 11, 2005

Today's beef promotion by the Yoshinoya beef bowl chain confirms what I have always believed, that the Japanese consumer enjoys, and still wants to eat U.S. beef.

I extend my appreciation to both the Japanese industry and the Japanese consumer for their continued faith in U.S. beef over this past year, and I hope that their patience will be rewarded with a permanent supply of safe, high quality U.S beef in the near future.