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Abe's Reform of JA-Zenchu: What it Does and Doesn't Do Less Than Meets the Eye

posted by Richard Katz on February 13, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Politics

Tags: TOE Richard Katz Zenchu agricultural reform JA Japan

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Zenchu Reform Is Not Agricultural Reform. Instead, we see it as yet another of the incremental steps that have gradually weakened JA-Zenchu’s power over the last few decades.

Abstract

Richard analyses why the Zenchu reform is not an agricultural reform as Abe claims and why it is just another of the incremental steps that have gradually weakened JA-Zenchu’s power over the last few decades.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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