Japan's Food Prospects and Policies

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Japan's Food Prospects and Policies

By Fred H. Sanderson
Brookings, 1978
100 pp. $2.95

Since World War II, Japan's food system has undergone a radical transformation as the Japanese diet shifted from a diet of rice and fish to a Western-style diet with a large component of livestock products. Because it is deficient in the resources needed to produce livestock feed, Japan now depends on imports for half of its total food requirements, a situation that has caused some uneasiness in Japan. Sanderson concludes that the only way to meet Japan's legitimate concern for a secure food supply is through international arrangements.

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