30 May 2006

Tongan handcrafts popular in Japan

9:52 am on 30 May 2006

Tongan handicrafts, seaweed and alcohol were popular products at the Pacific Islands Exhibition 2006 in Japan.

Six Tongan companies participated in the May 25 exhibition that gave manufacturers from 14 Pacific Island Forum countries the opportunity to market their products to the Japanese.

The Matangi Tonga online magazine said the Japanese company Tangle Wood Ltd now imports Tongan seaweed to manufacture a variety of products, ranging from food flavourings to cosmetics.