ABSTRACT Society 5.0 is the concept of a future industrial structure and the ideal of social system launched by Japan. The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) challenges to realize Society 5.0 with Smart Food Value Chain of breeding, cultivation, harvest, storage, processing...
Country: Japan Topic: Smart agriculture
ABSTRACT Japan has a unique (and complicated) pork import tariff system, called the gate price system. Under this system, importers can minimize their tariff payments by combining high-price (and high-quality) pork with low-price (and low-quality) pork to set the CIF price at 524 yen per...
ABSTRACT There are many food safety hazards that exist that make it difficult for experts to manage them perfectly. However, there are systematic methods of minimizing the occurrence of risks. One method is the third-party certification systems for food safety. This paper studies how the idea...
ABSTRACT   The Japanese Cabinet adopted the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan as a basic policy of science and technology innovation of five years from 2016 to 2020 and determined ‘Society 5.0’ as a future industrial structure and the ideal form of social system. Many of the...
INTRODUCTION One of the biggest issues of Japan’s agriculture is the continuous reduction or decline in the number of farmers. Farmers in Japan have decreased rapidly and have been getting old. Japan’s agricultural workforce has reduced from 3.9 million in 2000 to 1.8 million in 2018,...