Japan

Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan has a unique network of agricultural cooperatives called JA. The name comes from the combination of “Japan” and “Agriculture”1. JA is engaged in various economic and political activities. JA is recognized...
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The Situation and Problems of Japan’s Wholesale Market   Mari Izumi Japan-Cooperative General Research Institute   Explanatory Note for Translation   This report describes the situation and problems of Japan’s wholesale market. The report was written in 2009...
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Kunio Nishikawa College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University, Japan   INTRODUCTION In December 2012, the Liberal Democratic Party won the 46th Japanese general election and President Shinzo Abe became the Prime Minister again. The second Abe Shinzo cabinet had been reviewing...
Country: Japan Topic: Overview
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Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Allotment gardens and community farms are small-sized farms where non-farmers can enjoy the experience of farming by growing rice, vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc. Some non-farmers who are bored with life in...
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Fumihiro Kabuta, Ph.D. Policy Research Coordinator, Policy Research Institute Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan   INTRODUCTION Agricultural Disaster Compensation System shall be a public insurance system that has been implemented as the Government measure for...
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