Author: Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 10
A key constraints that has impeded trade liberalization in Japan is a politically-connected and uncompetitive agricultural sector that has opposed market opening for decades. With Japan’s decision to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which continues to move forward even without the United States, Japan’s internal debate on agricultural reform and regional revitalization has intensified.