Sustainable intensification is vital to ensuring food security in Japan in view of the low food self-sufficiency rate (37% on a calorie basis, 66% on a price basis in 2020). As a result, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) launched the initiative known as “...
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in global-scale changes to the flower industry and consumer habits, including those in Japan. Present report examined the situation in Japan according to production data and consumption patterns before and after the pandemic. The results indicate that...
This paper describes a unique style of small-scale farming practiced by Kenji Maeda, a full-time herb farmer in Japan, who resides in a local town, but has customers all over the country. He believes that his customers should enjoy the process of growing herbs in their homes. Based on...
There has been a conventional distribution channel in Japan’s agricultural industry. However, due to IT infrastructure development and lifestyle changes in consumers, e-commerce businesses have been growing rapidly and are now popular together with other important sectors in Japan. In...
Japan has a unique place in the history of futures trading, as the Dojima Rice Market in Osaka, established in 1697 and authorized in 1730, is said to be the first case in the world that a futures market for any commodity was operated under the official government permission. This...
AffiliationNorinchukin Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Latest Submission from Japan
Recent Trends In Nutrient Use, Balance And Use Efficiency For Sustainable Intensification In Japan
Changes in Flower Production and Consumption Patterns in Japan before and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
A New Type of Small-Scale Farming in Japan: Case Study of Kenji Maeda’s Herb Farming
Market Trends and Challenges in Agricultural E-Commerce Business in Japan
Futures Market for Rice in Japan