Introductory Routes of Rice to Japan: An Examination of the Southern Route Hypothesis

  title={Introductory Routes of Rice to Japan: An Examination of the Southern Route Hypothesis},
  author={Hiroto Takamiya},
  journal={Asian Perspectives},
  pages={209 - 226}
The beginning of rice agriculture in Japan impacted every aspect of life in most parts of the archipelago. It was the Japanese version of the ''Neolithic Revolution.ÕÕ Because rice is so important today for Japanese and thought to have been so since the Yayoi period, when and how rice agriculture began in Japan has been intensively studied. Accordingly, three hypotheses, (1) Northern, (2) Chanjian (central coastal China), and (3) Southern routes have been proposed. The third hypothesis was… 

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