This paper gives an overview of current agricultural situations in areas recovering from the damages caused by the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011 and presented the challenges for the next 10 years. We analyzed the reconstruction processes of not only agricultural production but also of rural life. We took into account regional conditions such as timing within which the evacuation orders were lifted, and kind of agricultural productions.
Ten years have passed since the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and radioactive materials in agricultural and marine products are now almost below the detection limit when tested. Resistance and anxiety towards food products from Fukushima Prefecture have been decreasing. However, even though the number of requests, demands and complaints from consumers to avoid Fukushima Prefecture products has been decreasing since immediately after the accident, many distributors still believe that consumers are worried. As a result, the issue of reputational damage remains an issue, with rice, beef and other products never recovering their market positions.
The objective of this paper is to identify the conditions that make workers’ collective emerge as Work Integration Social Enterprise through a network analysis, focusing on the leaders of such organizations. This paper explores the background of foundation of the organizations, using some case studies, to understand what enabled to form these organizations. As a result, the process of leader’s networking, which starts with strong social ties but extends to weaker social ties as well, becomes visible. The author argues that it is important to recognize the collaborative leadership and civil collectivity for social inclusion.
The aim of this paper, it examined the current state of domestic(made in Japan)production of kiwi with case of Ehime prefecture. Especially, it is focus on Japan Agricultural Cooperatives(JA). As a result of our research, it was decided by the members' opinion whether to contract with Zespri. The reason for that was the situation of the production area and the problem of the contracts indicated by Zespri. As a response to the future production area, whether it is going to further cooperate with the Zespri or leaving the Zespri, it was a difference for each JA.