Yoshihisa Godo

Yoshihisa Godo

Yoshihisa Godo received his PhD degree from the University of Kyoto in 1992. His areas of research include development economics and agricultural economics. Professor Godo’s Development Economics (3rd edition), co-authored with Yujiro Hayami and published by the Oxford University Press in 2005, is especially well known. His book written in Japanese, Nihon no Shoku to Nou (Food and Agriculture in Japan), received the 28th Suntory Book Prize in 2006, one of the most prestigious academic book prizes in Japan. He belongs to the International Zheng He Society as an honorary advisor.

Meiji Gakuin University
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ABSTRACT Japan has a unique (and complicated) pork import tariff system, called the gate price system. Under this system, importers can minimize their tariff payments by combining high-price (and high-quality) pork with low-price (and low-quality) pork to set the CIF price at 524 yen per...
INTRODUCTION China is the biggest importer in the world pork market. Nearly 20% of pork exports in the world go to China.[1] Thus, China’s domestic supply-demand condition of pork provides significant impacts on the world pork price. This paper surveys the recent situation of China’s hog raising...
ABSTRACT The pattern of global food trade changed dramatically between the pre- and post-WWII periods. Before WWII, developed countries colonialized today’s developing countries and imported mainly primary products, including foods, from them. In contrast, after WWII, developed countries became...
Country: Japan Topic: Agriculture
INTRODUCTION Rice is a staple food in Japan. Consumers are sensitive about the variety of rice, its location, and time of harvest, when they are purchasing rice or foods containing rice from a retailer or if they are dining at a restaurant. However, these aspects are difficult to judge from the...
Introduction Gene recombination technology has generated both expectation and anxiety among its many followers. On the one hand, this new technology demonstrates a potential for increasing agricultural productivity. On the other hand, it enhances the risk of damaging the natural environment and...