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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Introduction Wild animals pose problems to Japanese farmers, as they often enter farmlands and eat agricultural products. The damage caused by wild animals was recently estimated to cost farmers around 20 billion yen per year1. Electric fences are a popular countermeasure against wild animals....
Country: Japan Topic: Others
Introduction On October 5, 2015, the 12 countries participating in the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations reached a broad agreement at the ministerial meeting in Atlanta U.S.A. During the meeting, Japan promised to reduce tariffs on foreign pork once the agreement comes to...
INTRODUCTION Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is one of the of the greatest food safety concerns among Japanese consumers. The outbreak of BSE-infected cows in September 2001 in Japan awakened consumers’ anxiety about the safety of beef. Consumers became more concerned about how beef...
Introduction Japanese agricultural cooperatives serve important functions in the rural community. In addition to agricultural services, they provide several services required in daily life, such as banking and arrangement of family ceremonies. Each agricultural cooperative has its own...
Introduction The Japanese government provides various forms of legal support for agricultural cooperatives. One of the most substantial considerations is the special treatment in the anti-monopoly policy, whereby agricultural cooperatives are allowed to escape from certain regulations of the...