Japan

These columns look at everything about Japan, the country we have happily to chosen to live and work in.


4.5 stars (out of 5) Book Review Target audience: academics, policy makers, NGOs, those interested in agriculture. How about DN members and advisers? Anybody in the food business would find this insightful. Dole is mentioned as a successful foreign investor in agri-food (broccoli). Style: academic but generally clear. Credible? Yes. Critical of neo-liberalism but never becomes a rant. Synopsis: The argument is that neo-liberal...

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Landlord from Heaven

Landlord from Heaven


Posted By on May 31, 2017 in Columns, Japan | 0 comments

Okutama, officially, is a town comprising the westernmost region under the vast jurisdiction of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. In reality, it is an agglomeration of villages. While metropolitan Tokyo continues to grow, Okutama, which occupies some 11% of city territory, has seen its population shrink by two thirds over a few decades. Still, village mentality rules. Common cause, independence, tradition and enthusiastic cooperation...

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