Japan's Interventionist State gives a detailed examination of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and its role in promoting, protecting and preserving the regime of agricultural support and protection. This account is integral to the author's extended and multidimensional explanation for why Japan continues to provide high levels of assistance to its farmers and why it continues to block market access concessions in the WTO and other agricultural trade talks.

chapter 1|7 pages


part I|36 pages

The interventionist state model

part II|82 pages

The MAFF and agricultural intervention

chapter 4|17 pages


part III|89 pages

The pursuit of MAFF interests in intervention

chapter 9|4 pages