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The city of Hakui in Ishikawa Prefecture is using organic rice, which is grown without pesticides or fertilizers, to compete in a growing global market.

With crop prices expected to drop after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership goes into effect at the end of this month, organic rice grown in Hakui will be exported to the United States next year with a price tag of about ¥2,000 per kilogram.

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