Social and Economic Change in Japan’s Post-War Agriculture

  • Albrecht Rothacher

Abstract

Japan’s farm structure, similar to that of most other Western industrialized countries pursuing protectionist agricultural politics, is a triple one comprising:
  1. 1.

    the classical, viable ‘family-farmers’ (with a male household head of productive age engaged mainly or full-time in agriculture);

     
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    a majority of part-timers who derive their bulk of income from off-farm sources, or of ‘full-timers’ working beyond retirement age;

     
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    agro-industry pursuing capital intensive primary production at industrial scale.

     

Keywords

Burning Corn Europe Transportation Income 

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Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Rothacher
    • 1
  1. 1.EC DelegationTokyoJapan

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