Research Programs: Industry Frontiers

Agricultural Policy Reform Aimed at Competitive Agriculture in the Age of Globalization and Decreasing Population

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow)



For Japanese agriculture to survive, we must exploring foreign markets by removing tariffs and non-tariff barriers as the domestic market shrinks due to an aging and decreasing population. Furthermore, policies which have prevented Japanese agriculture from developing must be removed, and promoting the development of new technologies such as a global positioning system (GPS) and censor is vital. With an awareness of these problems, this project outlines the necessary policy reform recommendations and explores the future direction of Japanese agriculture, following the analysis of the obstacles of agricultural structural reform and the recent agricultural policy directions of the United States and the European Union including member countries such as the Netherlands.

August 11, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Major Research Results


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers