Regional Resilience: Lessons from Local Food Systems for Japanese Agricultural Reform

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.

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