Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biosphere Science(Master's course)
Lecture Code W6702028 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 食料生産経済学
Subject Name
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Economics of Food Production
ホソノ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Inte:ABS B211
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Seminar, Discussion. We will talk in both Japanese and English if one foreign student participates at least. But we will talk in Japanese mainly. 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 26 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Department of Biosphere Science
Keywords food production, agronomy, food self-sufficiency 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this lecture is to understand problems and perspective of Japan's Food Product that has important and urgent subjects under the economic grovalization. 
Class Schedule 1. Outline of Japan's Agriculture after the War
2. Post-war Industrial Structure (p.186) - Retraction of Plocoes-Japan Accepts American Food Aid (p.197)
3. Economic Power and Entry into the GATT System (p.197) - Sudden Expansin of Labour Market and Outflow of Agricultural Labour (p.209)
4. Increased Agricultural Productivity and the Development of Markets for Agricultural Products (p.209) - Beginning of Basic Agricultural Policy (p.221)
5. Improving the Structure of Agriculture (p.221) - Stratification in Farming Sector and Rise in Part-time Farming (p.252)
6. Increase in Waged Labour/Part-time Farming (p.232) - Formation of an Upper Stratum of Viable Farm Units (p.243)
7. Japan's Emergence as an Economic Power (p.243) - Industrial-Agricultural Income Gap, Stablize Action of Farm Household Incomes (257)
8. Start of the Composite Agricultural Policy (p.257) - Stratification in Farming and Creation of a few Large Farms(p.267)

Your Report is needed to write.

We understand, examine, and criticize the food economy and the farm problems by the seminar form using the technical book and the thesis.

*Think about the factor that the rate of food self-sufficiency has decreased in Japan.
*Progressing of the Japan's agriculture, forestry and fisheries administration.
*Structural change of agricultural production area.
*Problem and view of food production in Japan. 
Shuzo Teruoka "Rapid Economic Growth-1950s Through the Early 1970s", 'Agriculture in the Modernization of Japan' edited by Shuzo Teruoka, Yuhikaku Books.
Additionally, the redumes and Audio-Visual materials are used if necessary. 
PC or AV used in
Redume or PC with projector for presentation 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Each tutor must presentate each chapter with redume or presentation files. And The others must read each chapter before each class. 
Requirements The tutors might be left to the students according to some subjects.
The students who have already acquired basic knowledge about agronomy are preferable. 
Grading Method The following items are judged overall. Situation of preparation, reports, participation attitude of discussion and zeal. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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