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Japan's Food Security Issues: A Geopolitical Challenge For Africa And East Asia?, Thomas Feldhoff Mar 2015

Japan's Food Security Issues: A Geopolitical Challenge For Africa And East Asia?, Thomas Feldhoff

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Japan’s food self-sufficiency ratio is remarkably low compared to other industrialized nations. Growing world population, food, water, and energy shortages in combination with climate change and the rising competition for the world’s limited resources are the transnational dimensions of food and nutrition security related risks that are already affecting Japan. This paper analyzes the development and institutional context of Japanese policies related to its food security, particularly in relation to its commitments to support developing countries and to promote food security in Africa. One dimension of particular interest is the Japanese engagement in large-scale land investments in Africa ...


Trends. Accountability In Security Organizations: The Case Of The United States Navy, Editor Apr 2001

Trends. Accountability In Security Organizations: The Case Of The United States Navy, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Controversy surrounds the adjudication of the United States Navy (USN) commander whose submarine collided with and then sank a Japanese fishing boat in February 200l. The USN has Issued a letter of reprimand to the commander and is allowing him to leave the Navy with full pension based on his current rank, as opposed to authorizing a court-martial that would have rendered the commander liable to very serious criminal charges and sentences. At Issue have been the effects of the adjudication on military personnel aware of the adjudication.


Trends. Environment And Security In An Era Of Globalization: Why Kyoto Matters Oct 1997

Trends. Environment And Security In An Era Of Globalization: Why Kyoto Matters

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

THe author discusses the international meeting on global warming set for Kyoto, Japan in December 1997, in which the United States government (USG) still has not provided significant input as to direction, agenda, criteria, and the like.