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FARMERS

BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2015
LDP to offer farmers revenue insurance to cushion TPP impact
It will be among measures to be decided on or around Nov. 25 to support Japan's agricultural sector, help cultivate new markets and promote innovation.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 27, 2015
Japan needs to cut its rice farmers down to size
Japan's 3.3 million rice growers, who together comprise only 2.5 percent of the population, now seem to be the biggest obstacle preventing Japan from completing one of history's biggest trade deals.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 18, 2015
Abe's JA reforms no salve for core problems, experts say
Takashi Tomita, who heads an agricultural cooperative in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, is considered a ray of hope for a farming sector on the brink of collapse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 29, 2014
Farmers find a new cash crop in solar power field
The campaign to boost renewable power supplies since the Fukushima nuclear disaster is producing some unlikely winners: vegetable farmers.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2014
U.S. farming lobby warns Japan on TPP
U.S. farm groups said Wednesday Japan should be suspended from Pacific trade talks if it insists on keeping tariffs on sensitive agricultural sectors.
EDITORIALS
Apr 25, 2014
Reforming Japan's farming sector
A government panel has dismissed as inadequate a JA Zenchu reform plan aimed at making Japan's farming sector more competitive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 3, 2014
Farmers bet on steaks twice the price of silver
Hirotaka Sekiguchi dresses his "wagyu" calves in T-shirts and jackets to protect them against the spring chill and an expected avalanche of cheap foreign beef.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2014
Women's group aims for sustainable rural lifestyle
It was the taste of fresh tomatoes, corn and figs delivered from her father that persuaded Nahoko Niwa to wind up her eventful urban life and become a farmer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 8, 2014
Farmers not waiting for politicians
When it comes to trade policy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a choice between the fears of an aging farm lobby and the hopes of suburban families.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2014
Farmers reaping benefits with apps
Smartphone apps that help farmers monitor crops and control costs are becoming popular as the rapid graying of the population continues to thin the ranks of skilled veterans in agriculture.
BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2013
Farm, business lobbies push tie-ups
The nation's largest farm and business lobbies have agreed to increase tie-ups to boost the competitiveness of the domestic agricultural industry as Japan and 11 other countries try to hammer out the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the end of the year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 29, 2013
Safety net eyed for farmers after protections end
An insurance scheme is planned for rice farmers to buffer against possible drops in their income following the envisioned end to the rice production adjustment program by 2018, farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 7, 2013
LDP flip-flop on 'untouchable' tariffs raises farmers' ire
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COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2013
Bringing farmers markets to the urban poor
he Crossroads Farmers Market in Maryland is not your typical farmers market. It was founded to offer a friendly environment for low-income people to buy fresh produce.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / BALANCING INTERESTS
Jul 24, 2013
High-end grape grower has no TPP gripe, just sees green
Grapes grown on Takanobu Watanabe's farm in Tomi, Nagano Prefecture, are still chartreuse this time of the year, as the summer heat boosts the berries' sugar content before veraison, the onset of ripening.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / BALANCING INTERESTS
Jul 24, 2013
Students getting down and dirty
School's out for summer — and students are leaving their books behind to hit the beach under the sun.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jun 28, 2013
Festival flea markets are a treat
The Japanese have a knack for putting hard-to-describe feelings into words. A good example is the word "mottainai," used when expressing regret over wasting a resource or opportunity. It's an expression that's getting good use recently, as society makes a push to be more eco-conscious.
JAPAN
May 31, 2013
Mozambique farmers seek halt to aid project
Farmers in Mozambique are calling on the governments of Japan, Brazil and Mozambique to halt a project aimed at supporting agricultural development there, saying it will result in land grabs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2013
TPP-fearing farmers get lip service?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sees participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a way to bolster Japan-U.S. relations but the requirement to scrap tariffs across the board alarms farmers, who want assurances of a safety net to make up for, according to the latest government estimates, a loss in production...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 14, 2013
TPP deal irks farmers, automakers
Farmers and carmakers fret over the accord reached with the U.S. endorsing Japan's entry to the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, but major business lobbies hail the move.

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