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Date : September 4, 2015

Video Report (Press Briefing): The Effects of the TPP on Japanese Agriculture

post date : 2015.09.16

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), involving 12 countries including Japan, are reaching the final stages. Although a broad agreement was not made during the ministerial meeting held at the end of July, efforts are continuing to reach an agreement soon. There are some who fear the TPP will have a negative impact on Japanese agriculture, but it could also be a major opportunity for the export of agricultural products. All eyes are on the negotiations as they move towards an agreement.


The FPCJ invited Dr. Kazuhito Yamashita, Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies and an expert in agricultural policy, to discuss the likely effects of a TPP agreement on Japanese agriculture, and the future outlook for the industry.


The briefing had a total of 41 participants, including 13 journalists from France, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, etc., and 25 embassy representatives.



[Material distributed at the press briefing]

The Effects of the TPP on Japanese Agriculture



Dr. Kazuhito Yamashita, Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies




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