Asia International only imports Miyazakigyu from Japan, graded A4 BMS 7 and above. This is the best Wagyu from the Miyazaki prefecture and is hand-selected in Japan to ensure quality. In order to qualify as the Miyazakigyu name, the meat is required to obtain grade A4 or above. Asia International goes above and beyond this standard and has a selection process that ensures consistency. Other Wagyu from the area that do not meet the criteria for Miyazakigyu must be sold as "Miyazaki Kensan Gyu" or "Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture." Even called Wagyu, these two different Wagyu types must not be confused, as they vary greatly in taste, quality, and consistency.
MIYAZAKI VS KOBE
Wagyu (often referred to as Kobe beef) literally translates to "Japanese Cow" and refers to the 4 breeds of cattle raised in Japan (Black, Shorthorn, Polled, and Brown). "Wagyu" is an umbrella term that technically encompasses many different brands from Miyazaki, Hyogo, and other Japanese prefectures. All Miyazaki Wagyu is Wagyu but not all Wagyu is Miyazaki Wagyu. Miyazakigyu is one step above Miyazaki Wagyu and is the cream of the crop of all Wagyu from Miyazaki. It is quite literally the best beef in the world.
Kobe beef is branded Wagyu which must be raised and processed in the Hyogo Prefecture. It must also be clearly marked with a Japanese Chrysanthemum on the meat as part of their security system, and must meet a variety of other criteria before it can be sold under the brand name.
On the other-hand, Miyazaki Wagyu is Wagyu which must be raised and processed in the Miyazaki prefecture. It must also be graded A4 BMS 7 and above to meet the Miyazakigyu Wagyu qualifications—otherwise, it is sold as Miyazaki Kensan Gyu or Miyazaki Wagyu.
Miyazakigyu Wagyu has won successive 1st Place awards in the 9th and 10th Japanese National Competitive Exhibition of Wagyu. This is why when you buy Miyazakigyu, you know you are getting the best Wagyu from Japan.