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oft he World Markets for Farm Products

By the mideighties Japan's economic structure had grown even more export- oriented. It had amassed the world's largest trade surplus, and had increased its share in world production to 10 percent. It had become imperative for Japan to open up its economy still further, simply in order to sustain its growing eco- nomic empire. But what could the country import in greater quantity than it

By the mideighties Japan's economic structure had grown even more exportoriented. It had amassed the world's largest trade surplus, and had increased its share in world production to 10 percent. It had become imperative for Japan to open up its economy still further, simply in order to sustain its growing economic empire. But what could the country import in greater quantity than it already did? The answer, obviously, was agricultural goods.