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Arable Land Redistribution in Early Modern Japan

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Philip C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:42:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:42:42Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-09 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2134
dc.description.abstract "During the summer and fall of 1993, all of modern Japan came to feel directly the riskiness of agriculture. The rice harvest was the worst in decades, the price of domestic rice skyrocketed, and japan was forced to import large quantities of rice to Australia, China, Thailand and the United States. Contemporary rice production in Japan is certainly modern, and many of the developments of recent decades have been introduced to reduce the chance of bad harvests--disease resistant seed varieties, heavy fertilizer use, pesticides and perhaps the most important, effective water control. The list of scientific and engineering improvements is long--yet none of this could compensate for the extended cool period that robbed the fields of the essential weeks of hot weather needed to produce a good crop. If farming today represents a crap shoot, then readers can perhaps extrapolate from that awareness back fifty to one hundred years ago when seed varieties were fewer, water control less developed, insecticides non-existent, and fertilizers were limited largely to that produced locally." en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Arable Land Redistribution in Early Modern Japan en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Japan en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Economic History Workshop en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates February 9, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US

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