Policy Research Domains (Major Policy Research Domains) III. Formulating Japan's Strategy in Response to Globalization and Deepening Economic Interdependence in Asia

The Environment, Trade, and the WTO; Food, Agriculture, and WTO Laws

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


JINJI Naoto Faculty Fellow




With the progress of globalization, issues such as trade and the environment, and food, agriculture and the WTO have become major points of contention. We take a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to these issues from the standpoint of both economics and jurisprudence. In particular, our research project focuses primarily on (1) the effects of environmental policies in an open economy, (2) sustainable forest management policies, including illegal deforestation issues and related countermeasures, (3) the impact of trade liberalization on the environmental, and (4) legal analysis of consistency between multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and the GATT/WTO. Both theoretical and empirical studies are conducted, and case-study and historical research are also incorporated.

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers