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Japan Strives to Prune Its Agricultural Sector

Oct 24, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
A Tokyo supermarket sells beef imported from the United States in this February 2013 file photo.

A Tokyo supermarket sells beef imported from the United States in February 2013. Japan's trade partners are eager to crack open the country's famously protectionist agricultural sector.

(KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

For decades, the Japanese farming industry has exerted an influence that belies its low levels of production. Now, Tokyo is looking to step up its efforts to cut the sector down to size with an eye to looming trade deals....

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