RIETI Policy Symposium

Agricultural Policy Reform in the 21st Century
- An Agricultural Strategy for Surviving WTO and FTA Negotiations


  • Date and Time: July 28, 2004, 1:00pm-6:30pm
  • Venue: TEPIA (TEPIA Hall) , Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
  • Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)

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Summary of Major Points of Discussions

Program / Handouts

13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks
13:10-14:00 Keynote Speech: "New Direction of Agricultural Policy Reform"
Ken ASH (Deputy Director, Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, OECD)
Presentation [PDF:692KB] / Paper [PDF:224KB]
14:00-14:05 Comments in Light of the Current Agricultural Situation in Japan
14:05-14:15 Coffee Break
14:15-15:45 Session 1: The Necessity for Agricultural Policy Reform and its Direction
Panel Discussion
KONNO Hidehiro (Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)
Ken ASH (Deputy Director, Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, OECD)
KIMURA Fukunari (Professor, Keio University)
KITAGAWA Masayasu (Professor, The Okuma School of Public Management, Waseda University)
TAKAGI Yuki (Governor, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishers Finance Corporation)
YAGI Hironori (Professor, The University of Tokyo / Chairman, Council of Food, Agriculture and Rural Area Policies)
YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
Q & A Session
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:15 Session 2: Concrete Schemes for and Issues of Agricultural Policy Reform
16:00-16:30 Lead-off Speaker
YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
16:30-18:15 Panel Discussion
KAMIYA Mitsugi (President, Food and Agriculture Policy Research Center)
KANEKO Hiromichi (Professor, Tottori University of Environmental Studies)
OIZUMI Kazunuki (Professor and Dean, Department of Project Planning, Miyagi University)
TACHIBANA Hiroshi (Managing Director, Japan Business Federation)
BABA Toshihiko (Manager, Basic Policy Planning Office, JA Zenchu (Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives))
YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
Q & A Session
18:15-18:30 Closing Remarks
* The agenda is subject to change.