Food Security and Industrial Clustering in Northeast Asia

  • Lily Kiminami
  • Toshihiko Nakamura

Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Food Security from the Asian Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Jaehyeon Lee
      Pages 61-71
  3. Food Clustering in Northeast Asia

  4. Food Clustering in EU and North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Nejla Ben Arfa, Karine Daniel
      Pages 241-253

About this book


This book integrates diversified methodologies of area studies, regional economic development, regional science, and related fields to draw up a strategy for forming the “regional food industrial cluster” in Northeast Asia. This is done by assigning “innovation” to a core concept, with the basic problem of food security as the horizontal axis and the areas of Northeast Asia as the vertical axis. Specifically, the principle of “collaborative advantage” as a key factor is extracted from case studies on food industrial clustering in each area. As a final objective, a practical policy recommendation is presented while the theorization of the industrial cluster is developed. Therefore it is also a challenge to the old and new issue of food security which has been argued until now.


Collaborative advantage Food clustering Food security Innovation Northeast Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Lily Kiminami
    • 1
  • Toshihiko Nakamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Science and TechnologyNiigata UniversityNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Economic Research Institute for Northeast AsiaNiigataJapan

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