Neoliberal Agricultural Policies and Farmers’ Political Power in Japan

  title={Neoliberal Agricultural Policies and Farmers’ Political Power in Japan},
  author={Yoshitaka Miyake},
  journal={Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers},
  pages={216 - 239}
  • Yoshitaka Miyake
  • Published 14 September 2016
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
Neoliberal agriculture policies in Japan, as elsewhere, reduce state intervention and expose agricultural producers to market and profit principles. The Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade negotiations opened up the rice market. As a result, Japan’s neoconservative leaders favored the enlargement, diversification, intensification, and corporatization of the farms receiving government subsidies. In a radical move in 2006, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its… 

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