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Yutsai Huang Director, Food and Fertilizer Center (FFTC)   Rice policy has been, and still is, the core policy of Japanese agriculture. Rice industry is highly protected by the Japanese government. In order to secure sustainability and create an environment where all motivated farmers...
Country: Japan Topic: Agriculture
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Yoshihisa GODO Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan   Rice, being a staple food of the Japanese, is the most important crop in Japan’s agricultural sector. This paper describes the history of Japanese rice policy after the Pacific War up to the present times (note 1). From the...
Country: Japan Topic: Agriculture
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Toshiyuki Kako Kibi International University e-mail: kako@kobe-u.ac.jp   ABSTRACT Japan has been pushing forward trade liberalization, and the country’s average tariff rate is at 4.9%, which is low by international standard. Agricultural imports increased rapidly with a...
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Akihiko Hirasawa Norinchukin Research Institute co., ltd 1-1-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0047 Japan e-mail: akihiko@nochuri.co.jp   ABSTRACT Land resource endowment, which is similar among monsoon Asian countries, and income levels are the main causes of uncompetitiveness...
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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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