The Japanese Mid-level Management Millers Team is at NCI this week to learn more about the region's 2012 wheat crop from wheat breeders and university researchers. The team consists of representatives from three large flour mills and the Japanese Flour Millers Assocation. They are accompanied by Wataru "Charlie" Utsunomiya, Director of the U.S. Wheat Associates Tokyo office. The team is hosted by Erica Olson, North Dakota Wheat Commission, and NCI Director Mark Weber. After their visit to NCI, they will tour a local elevator facility. Japan is the largest market for U.S. hard red spring wheat, annual purchasing nearly 55 million bushels.