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Implications Of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster For Japanese Agri-Food Chains

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  • Bachev, Hrabrin Ianouchev
  • Ito, Fusao

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There are few English publications on various impacts of Fukushima nuclear disaster on agri-food secor in Japan. This paper fills the gap and presents results of a study on implications of Fukushima nuclear disaster for Japanese agri-food chains. Firsly, immediate and short-term radiation effects, and effects on nearby population, safety regulation and inspection system, markets and consumer’s behavior, agrarian and food products, health, and economic impacts on farming and agri-businesses, are assessed. Next, overall shorter and longer-term impacts on agriculture, food industries, and consumers in Fukushima region, neighboring regions, and other parts of Japan are estimated.

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  • Bachev, Hrabrin Ianouchev & Ito, Fusao, 2014. "Implications Of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster For Japanese Agri-Food Chains," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Department of Economics and Finance, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 1-26, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ijfaec:163713
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