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FARMING

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BUSINESS
Feb 19, 2019
Ethiopian coffee farmers are betting on blockchain to make trade fairer and boost business
On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia's capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 10, 2019
With charm and color, Japanese farmer works to bring konnyaku to the world
Haruna Endo never saw it coming, but after over a decade of trial and error, she is finding success selling her konnyaku (devil's tongue) jelly by creating eye-catching products to consumers from both Japan and abroad.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 10, 2019
Mom-friendly tomato farm bears more than just fruit
Drop Inc., a startup cherry tomato farming business in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, finds hiring mothers on flexible hours benefits business.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Feb 9, 2019
Yu Nakamura: A sweet affinity between Japan and Thailand
An entrepreneur and cultural innovator, Yu Nakamura helps Thai farmers with her coconut sugar business.
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JAPAN / Society / Beyond Tokyo
Jan 27, 2019
Japan's aging hunters look for fresh blood to solve boar woes
When the world rang in 2019, it also prepared to usher in the Year of the Boar. But in Sasayama, a picturesque, historical city of about 42,000 nestled in rural Hyogo Prefecture about an hour by train from Osaka Station, the wild boar is a symbol of pride, part of a famous local dish and a bane to farmers. It's also a highly intelligent, aggressive animal that hunters like Yuji Enso have long pursued and respected.
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WORLD
Nov 30, 2018
Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming
For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 25, 2018
Women help bolster Japan's farming industry
Female farmer Atsue Durrant explains how establishing The Base Side Farm allowed her to escape the daily grind of an office life and contribute to boosting Japan's agricultural industry.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Aug 19, 2018
Fukushima's recovering farmers scramble to deal with scorching weather
Amid scorching temperatures that have gripped the entire nation, farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are beginning to see the high temperatures and scarce rain take a toll on their carefully tended produce.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jun 23, 2018
Is farming in Japan on its last legs?
With a declining agricultural workforce, there are concerns about how Japan will tackle food self-sufficiency and maintain its landscapes, cultural heritage and vitality of its countryside villages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2018
Suit-style work wear helps attract young recruits to Japan's blue-collar trades
When asked to imagine a typical image of white-collar workers in Japan, salarymen in suits may come to mind.
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COMMENTARY / World
Feb 27, 2018
The future of fish farming
Aquaculture has conservation issues that must be resolved, but it remains the only option to meet future demand for seafood.
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JAPAN / Society
Dec 29, 2017
Strong community grows out of high-tech, low-effort shared farm in Kyoto
A Japanese company has developed an easy way for people in communities to participate in agriculture through the internet, with its demonstration farm becoming a gathering place for local residents in Kyoto.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2017
Norway and Japan tap cutting-edge tech to start large-scale offshore salmon farming
Projects are underway in Norway and Japan to raise salmon in large numbers in big offshore pens, by adopting next-generation aquafarming technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2017
Japan's young farmers pin hopes on technology to revitalize agricultural industry
A new breed of younger, business- and tech-savvy farmers is transforming Japan's shrinking agriculture sector with cutting-edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.
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BUSINESS
Aug 10, 2017
Cows and goats take residence in Tokyo high-rise to promote dairy jobs
A goat, a cow and a pig walk into a Tokyo high-rise.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2017
Potato chip panic: why Japan's future food security depends on solutions from its past
Climate change is uncharted territory, but by balancing our appetite for untested solutions with practices that have worked for generations, we can adapt with confidence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2017
Cheered by children, shiitake farmer back on his feet after nuclear crisis
Kyusuke Sasaki, 63-year-old shiitake farmer in Iwate Prefecture, nearly quit after his mushroom business was knocked out by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2017
Homestays at 500 farms and fishing ports eyed to reach new tourism goal
The government aims to establish 500 areas for homestays at farms and fishing communities nationwide as it attempts to get 40 million visitors a year visiting Japan by 2020, according to a draft of the action plan.
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JAPAN / 2017 NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Jan 1, 2017
More women taking up farming in Japan
Farming in Japan is no longer a man's business. Women are increasing their presence in Japanese agricultural communities traditionally dominated by men.
EDITORIALS
Oct 28, 2016
Reform of agricultural cooperatives
Reform of the agricultural cooperative system must address the shrinking farmer population and ways to improve earnings.

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