Japan

Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Japan is a mountainous country, with only 33% of its total land acreage as flat area.  Japan’s flat land area is much smaller than that of other, major developed countries such as the United States with 70% of its total...
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Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   1. Definition of “agricultural labor force”   In Japan, agricultural laborers are classified in one of the following two ways: “population mainly engaged in farming” and “core persons mainly engaged in farming.”...
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  Yoshihisa Godo Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   1. Definition of a farm household   A farm household is a typical unit of farming in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) defines a farm household as “a household...
Country: Japan Topic: Overview
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Yoshihisa Godo, PhD Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   1.   Introduction The World Trade Organization (WTO) requests member countries to reduce fiscal expenditures for amber box programs, that is, those alleged to have the most trade-distorting effects. The WTO sets...
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Yoshihisa Godo, PhD Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan                 The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) recognizes “improving Japan’s food self-sufficiency ratio” as the highest...
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