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More women taking up farming in Japan

National | 2017 NEW YEAR SPECIAL Jan 1, 2017

More women taking up farming in Japan

by Hiroaki Ueda

Farming in Japan is no longer a man's business. Women are increasing their presence in Japanese agricultural communities traditionally dominated by men. Struggling with male-centered values, some women farmers have joined hands to find ways to survive and prosper after taking over their family agricultural ...

Fukushima's organic farmers still battle stigma

Food & Drink Mar 18, 2016

Fukushima's organic farmers still battle stigma

by David Mcmahon

"All publicity is good publicity." Nowhere does this specious PR maxim ring more hollow than in Fukushima Prefecture. As if the horrors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant weren't traumatic enough, the region's ...