Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Food and AgriLife Science
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:Follow the instruction by the class instructor., (1T) Mon2-4
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
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
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. What is "Food Resource Economics"?
3. Neoliberal Restructuring of Food and Agricultural Markets by "Abenomics Agricultural Policy
4. Development and Issues of Management Stabilization Measures
5. Development of Agricultural Structural Policies: From the White Paper on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas
6. Development of Today's Agricultural Export Policy and the Reality of Export
7. Development and Issues of Rice Supply-Demand Adjustment and Market Policies under the Restructuring of Distribution
8. Supply-demand balance and policies for field crops
9. Development of production and distribution policies for fruits and vegetables and the response of production areas
10. Neo-liberal Reform of Dairy and Livestock Policies and Milk Distribution
11. Development and Characteristics of Marine Products Distribution and Consumption Policies since around 2010
12.Transformation of Wholesale Market Policies and the Future of Wholesale Markets
and the future of wholesale markets

13. Agricultural Policy and Consumer Policy: Promoting Consumer Rights and Public Understanding
14. The Actual Situation and Challenges of the Food System in Hiroshima Prefecture
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. 
ONO, M., YOKOYAMA, H., et al. (2022) Development of Agricultural Policy and Food and Agricultural Market in Japan, 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.
We may have some expriences of outdoor seminar for field work. 
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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