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September 4, 2015   Venue:Foreign Press Center, Tokyo Japan

Dr. Yamashita spoke at FPCJ Press Briefing "The Effects of TPP on Japanese Agriculture"

Dr. Kazuhito Yamashita, Research Director at the Canon Institute for Global Studies, was invited as a briefer at FPCJ (Foreign Press Center Japan) Press Briefing and spoke about "The Effects of TPP on Japanese Agriculture."


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


Presentation by Dr. Yamashita
"The Effects of TPP on Japanese Agriculture" PDF:2686KB

Link to FPCJ
http://www.fpcj.jp/