This project had origins in 1987 in communication between Yutaka Yoshioka, Chairman, Japan International Agricultural Council, and Kenneth Farrell, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, the University of California-Berkeley. Projects were proposed in "long-term food and consumption trends" and "a comparative analysis of farm structure in the United States and Japan" (letter from Farrell to Yoshioka, April 20, 1987). Proposals and counterproposals were sent back and forth but the project accelerated after Professor Wen Chern of The Ohio State University learned of the project from Professor Naraomi Imamura of the University of Tokyo on a visit to Tokyo in September 1989. Because of pressing administrative responsibilities precluding an active role in the project, Kenneth Farrell recommended to Professor Imamura that the project be carried out with Professor Chern and associates.
Preface – Overview / Luther Tweeten -- 2 Japanese Agriculture: Characteristics, Institutions, and Policies, Junko Goto and Naraomi Imamura – 3 Present Issues of Sustainable Land Use Systems and Rural Communities in Japan / Ryohei Kada and Junko Goto – 4 Japanese Farm Structure: Trends and Projections / Naraomi Imamura, Nobuhiro Tsuboi, and Tokumi Odagiri – 5 American Agriculture: Organization, Structure, Institutions, and Policy, / Luther Tweeten – 6 Sustainable Food and Agricultural Policies: A U.S. Perspective / Arne Hallam and Selahattin Dibooglu – 7 Structural Change in American Agriculture into the Next Century / Bernard F. Stanton – 8 Food Consumption in Japan / Masaru Morishima, Yoshihisa Aita, and Mitsuhiro Nakagawa – 9 Factors of Growth in Japanese Food Industries: 1980-1988 / Natsuki Fujita – 10 American Food System Structure and Consumption / Benjamin Senauer, Elaine Asp, and Jean Kinsey – 11 American Food-Away-From-Home Consumption / Dorothy Z. Price, Stephen J. Hiemstra, Vicki A. McCracken, and David W. Price -- 12 Japanese Consumer Demand / Michio Kanai, Yutaka Sawada, and Manabu Sawada -- 13 Sources of U.S. Food Consumption Data / Rueben C. Buse, David Eastwood, and Thomas L Wahl -- 14 Food Demand Models for Forecasting / Wen S. Chern, Kuo S. Huan& and Hwang-law Lee -- 15 Japanese Agricultural Supply: Determinants of Workforce in Agriculture and a Note on Commodity Supply Response / Yuko Arayama -- 16 American Agricultural Supply, / Richard E. lust -- 17 The Political Economy of Rice in Japan / Susumu Yamaji and Shoichi Ito -- 18 A New Phase for Rice in Japan: Production, Marketing, and Policy Issues / Kenji Ozawa -- 19 Rice and Food Security in Japan: An American Perspective / Eric J. Wailes, Kenneth B. Youn& and Gail L. Cramer -- 20 Impacts of Trade Arrangements on Farm Structure and Food Demand: A Japanese Perspective / Keiji Oga -- 21 The Impact of Trade Arrangements on Farm Exports: A U.S. Perspective / Dennot J. Hayes -- 22 Regional Research: Possibilities for the Organization and Management of International Cooperative Research / Roland R. Robinson, John A. Naegele, and PaulL. Farris -- 23 Discussion Group Summary / Tim Mount -- About the Contributors.