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Socio-economic impacts of the march 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident on agri-food chains in Japan

Hrabrin Bachev and Fusao Ito

Economic Thought journal, 2016, issue 3, 42-66, 67-90

Abstract: Impacts of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan on country’s agriculture (farms and agrarian resources) and food sector are assessed. The extent of radioactive contamination of agri-food products is presented. Effects on markets, consumers and international trade are evaluated. Responses of different agents are summed up, progress and challenges in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction assessed, and lessons from the Japanese experiences withdrawn.

JEL-codes: D23 I18 Q10 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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