Government policies aimed at keeping food prices high are responsible for the nation's declining food self-sufficiency rate.
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Behind the LDP's grip on power for much of the more than six decades after its establishment in 1955 is the loyal support from farmers.
The impact of the U.S.-China trade war on the Japanese and European economies won't be that serious.
Protracted trade negotiations between Japan and the U.S. could prove costly for the U.S. agricultural industry and that could cost U.S. President Donald Trump crucial votes in the 2020 election.