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FARMERS

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BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2018
Trump blasts Beijing's retaliatory tariffs as bid to target U.S. farmers for concessions
U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get trade concessions a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package.
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2018
Trudeau safe for now amid Trump trade war threats but angry farmers loom
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the threat of a trade war from U.S. President Donald Trump, has unanimous domestic support for now but to keep a firm hold on power must wring concessions from an unwilling powerful dairy lobby in order to mollify Washington.
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BUSINESS
Apr 6, 2018
Trump tells trade officials to consider $100 billion more in new tariffs on China
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had instructed U.S. trade officials to consider $100 billion in additional tariffs on China, fueling an already heated trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies.
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WORLD / Society
Mar 13, 2018
Women farmers join 'long march' to Mumbai to demand land and forest rights
Thousands of women farmers marched into Mumbai alongside their male peers on Monday demanding the government recognizes their rights over forests and stops the takeover of land for industrial projects.
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MORE SPORTS
Jan 27, 2018
Tiger makes cut with birdie on 18th hole
Tiger Woods acknowledged that his long game was poor in the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open, but said he was excited to make the cut and qualify for the final two rounds.
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Jan 14, 2018
Fukushima dairy farmers look to large-scale 'reconstruction farms' to revive battered industry
Dairy farmers in Fukushima Prefecture plan to build what they call "reconstruction farms" by fiscal 2020 as part of efforts to boost the industry in the areas tainted by the 2011 nuclear disaster.
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JAPAN
Jul 21, 2017
Japan NGO Carabao Family helps sustain small Philippine farms, one water buffalo at a time
For the past three decades, a Japanese nongovernmental organization has been supporting farmers in the Philippines by providing them with the workhorse of Southeast Asia: the water buffalo.
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BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2017
Government eyes steps to help farmers affected by EU trade pact
The government said Friday it plans to adopt a policy package in the fall to help dairy and livestock farmers who will be impacted by the Japan-EU free trade deal agreed on last week.
EDITORIALS
Apr 22, 2017
The gridlock in Isahaya Bay
The government should not abrogate its responsibility and leave it to the courts to resolve the Isahaya Bay dispute.
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JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Oct 16, 2016
Fukushima apples to be used during World Cocktail Championships in bid to repair tarnished reputation
More than five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, efforts by local farmers to regain consumer trust in their produce are finally paying off, with apples grown in the city of Fukushima chosen to be used in the annual World Cocktail Championships, which kicks off on Tuesday in Tokyo.
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COMMENTARY / World
Aug 10, 2016
Microfinancing can build climate resilience
If the world is serious about mitigating the worst effects of climate change, both the public and private sectors should support efforts to extend microfinancing to small and medium-size enterprises.
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JAPAN
Jul 30, 2016
Japan's farming population falls below 2 million for first time: survey
The number of Japan's agriculture workers has fallen some 60 percent over the past quarter of a century to below 2 million in 2016, the lowest on record since the government began keeping records, according to a recent survey.
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JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 1, 2016
TPP may cost Abe's LDP crucial farmers' votes
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party faces a major test of its support from farmers in the coming Upper House election, the first nationwide vote since Japan and 11 other countries signed a trade pact that opens the agricultural sector to increased international competition.
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JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Jun 19, 2016
Fukushima rice set to make first EU foray with debut in Britain
Fukushima-harvested rice will hit the stores in Britain in July, which might make it the first member of the EU to import the grain, following a sustained effort by a group of Fukushima natives in London fighting rumors about the safety of the crop.
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JAPAN
Feb 12, 2016
Small farmers fear TPP may force them to pursue expansion over simplicity
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal now formally signed by its members, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration will step up efforts to help farmers in Japan become globally competitive.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 9, 2015
Obama urged Abe to rethink support for pig farmers under TPP in Manila
U.S. President Barack Obama last month made a specific request that Japan rethink a measure established to support pig farmers who will face stiff price competition under the recently sealed Pacific free trade pact, sources have said.
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BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 27, 2015
Japan's farming crisis worsens as one in five workers abandoned roots in past five years
The number of workers in farming and forestry falls 19.8 percent over five years to 2.09 million this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
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JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2015
Potential future Japan leader Koizumi Jr. needs to sell TPP to fuming farmers
Diet member Shinjiro Koizumi faced a dilemma when a group of farmers angry over the government's trade policy and aware of his dislike of tomatoes handed him a bag of them to try.
EDITORIALS
Nov 22, 2015
Resolve the Isahaya Bay standoff
The government should get more serious about resolving the legal gridlock surrounding the Isahaya Bay dike in Nagasaki Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 14, 2015
Government eyes extra budget worth around ¥3.5 trillion
The government is likely to compile an extra budget worth around ¥3.5 trillion ($28.5 billion) at the end of this year to help farmers boost their global competitiveness and finance social security measures, sources said Saturday.

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