Japanese farmers mobilise against pact

Farmers say opening up to Pacific region’s economies will hamper their agricultural sales.

    Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister, will decide this week whether his country will join a free trade pact aimed at the further opening up to the Pacific region’s economies.

    While Japanese exporters believe that the agreement would be good for business, thousands of farmers have started mobilising against it.

    They argue that they will not be able to compete with giant food producers from the US.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Tokyo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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