Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WC207200 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 食料資源経済学I
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Food Resource Economics I
ホソノ ケンジ,チョウメイ ヨウスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4
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 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : 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 production and distribution that have important and urgent subjects under the economic globalization. 
Class Schedule 1. Guidance
2. The viewpoints of problems of food, agriculture and distribution
3. Mechanism of food distribution and pricing
4. Organizations of food and agricultural distribution
5. Outline of rice production and distribution
6. Outline of vegetables and fruit production and distribution
7. Outline of fishery production and distribution
8. Outline of meat production and distribution
9. Outline of milk and dairy production and distribution
10. Outline of processed food production and distribution
11. Agricultural products trade of the world and Japan
12. Food safety and keeping consumer trust in food
13. Food logistics and vegetable and fruit
14. Relationship among food distribution, environment and resource
15. Conclusion

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. 
Agricultural Marketing Society of Japan. (2019) Market and distribution of agricultural product and food, Tsukuba-Shobo co. ltd., 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Redume or PC with projector for presentation 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it You will be given lectures by professors who have work experiences at local government office or a federation of agricultural cooperatives in Japan, regarding as food policy, agricultural policy, and relationship between rural and urban areas. 
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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