Japan

In the News: Chicken sexers in Japan lament the decline of an industry

In the News: Chicken sexers in Japan lament the decline of an industry

TOKYO (Reuters) – Chicken sexers in Japan once enjoyed well-paid careers with overseas travel and job security but industry changes mean their expertise is not needed so widely and less people are seeking to join the profession. Chicken sexing — or determining the sex of […]

In the News (Japan): Ageing farmers behind developed world rural crisis

In the News (Japan): Ageing farmers behind developed world rural crisis

It is an idea that has attracted global interest – a robotic suit that helps elderly Japanese farmers – but it is one that has also highlighted the problems of an ageing rural population. The exoskeleten can be strapped-on to farm workers and helps reduce […]

In the News:  Research and Markets: Japan Agribusiness Report Q1 2009

In the News: Research and Markets: Japan Agribusiness Report Q1 2009

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/44cce8/japan_agribusiness) has announced the addition of the “Japan Agribusiness Report Q1 2009” report to their offering. Japan Agribusiness service provides proprietary medium term price forecasts for key commodities, including corn, wheat, rice, sugar, cocoa, coffee, soy and milk; in addition to […]

In the News: Robot suits to aid elderly Japanese farmers with toiling in the fields

In the News: Robot suits to aid elderly Japanese farmers with toiling in the fields

Manual labor is becoming more and more difficult for Japan’s aging farmers, prompting a Tokyo professor to devise a high-tech solution: mechanize the bodies of the farmers themselves. Prof. Shigeki Toyama of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology’s Graduate School of Engineering is close to […]

In the News: Masanobu Fukuoka: The man who did nothing

In the News: Masanobu Fukuoka: The man who did nothing

More than 30 years after it was published, farmer sage Masanobu Fukuoka’s cult book One-Straw Revolution, continues to inspire. On the occasion of his second death anniversary, DNA talks toIndian farmers whose lives were transformed by Fukuoka’s radical vision of farming, nature, and life. Do-nothing’ […]



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