Japanese Agriculture in 2020: Structural change, policy reform and prospects for TPP

Japan's agricultural sector seems to be gradually adjusting to globalisation. The government recently introduced a series of new policies to induce young people to take up farming and to enlarge the scale of farm operations to 20-30 hectares per farm household. But the question is whether these approaches are sufficient to prepare for globalisation under the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP) and other international movements towards freer trade. In this roundtable Professor Honma and Professor George Morgan will discuss these and other challenges which Japan's agricultural sector faces in the lead up to the year 2020.

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