Japan

Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Introduction Japan is one of the major nations in the global pork industry. Worldwide, Japan is ranked sixth in pork consumption, ninth in pork production, and first in pork imports (note 1). Domestic production contributes...
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Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Identified cases of Japanese cows infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by prions, which are...
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Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan Introduction The entry of non-agricultural companies into the agricultural industry is a recent trend in Japan. Various types of companies, such as construction companies, staffing agencies, and electrical equipment companies, are...
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Ronald G.  Mangubat Information Officer of FFTC   Farmers at the Hikone Shiga Prefecture in Japan are becoming popular because they use the smartphone apps to help monitor crops and control production costs while the rapid aging farmer population continues to dwindle. According to an...
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Community Order in Japanese Agriculture Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Community order and free-market competition Japanese agriculture is not sustainable without community order. To understand the importance of community order, it is useful to...
Country: Japan Topic: Rural development
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