International Environmental Solutions Study, Laboratory of International Environmental Economics, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Professional Experience & Education
|2006:||Cooperation Member, Science Council of Japan|
|Sept. 2006:||Professor, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, the University of Tokyo|
|2005:||Professor, Kyushu University Asian Center|
|2004:||Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|1998-2005:||Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University|
|1998:||Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University|
|1996:||Section Chief, Research and Development Cooperation Division, National Research Institute of Agricultural Economics|
|1982:||Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan|
|1982:||B.S., Agricultural Economics Department, Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo|
Phone +81 3 5841 7533
Economics, Agricultural Economics
We have worked to create a new type of simultaneous equation model system that introduces the parameters for the extent of the imperfect competitiveness in agricultural markets that had been dealt with in the past as perfect competitive markets, apply those research results to the analysis of international trade models, and elucidate both the effect on national economies and environments of liberalized agricultural trade of the World Trade Organization’s agricultural negotiations and the increasingly active negotiations to conclude free trade agreements and their impact on domestic policy and international trade. We have also worked to elucidate the effect not only on Japan, but on various levels throughout the world, including the countries that are party to and not party to free trade agreements, and the measures for adjusting those effects.
For Japan to maintain its pace of development with that of Asia, it must consider the equitable distribution of wealth in addition to a narrow economic efficiency. It must seek to ameliorate the poverty in Asian agricultural villages and strengthen economic ties that contribute to the amelioration of income differentials of as much as 100 times in Asian countries.
Further, this must be connected to the coexistence of diverse agricultural, forestry, and fishing industries that incorporate considerations of ecological and environmental protection. We want to present a framework enabling debate in concrete terms of systems that enable this difficult adjustment.
The potential for creating a new common East Asian agricultural policy – Self-sufficiency rate / Customs rate / Fiscal burden / Environmental burden – WTO and FTA trends and agriculture – The prospects for a new composition