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  3. 水稲農業
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  5. 初期の機械化農業
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  9. 日本の農業人口の減少
  10. 農家の規模と後継者問題
  11. 日本の農業の担い手 
  12. 三ちゃん農業
  13. 日本人の食生活の変化
  14. 日本の酪農
  15. 日本人はどのような乳製品を食べるのでしょうか
  16. 日本の肉牛
  17. 農家の収入の変化
  18. 日本の養蚕
  19. 日本における食糧の自給
  20. 日本における米の自給
  21. 日本における有機農業
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Apartment houses next to rice fields, seperated only by a narrow road.
As cities expanded, apartment buildings sprang up in farmers' fields.
Photo from Mainichi Shimbun.
Japan’s Shrinking Farm Population
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, about half of Japan’s population lived in rural areas and half of all households farmed. In 1950, there were over six million farm households in Japan. Even then, about half of farm household members farmed only part-time. During the off-season they would go off to do other kinds of work, a practice called dekasegi. As Japan’s economy recovered in the 1950s and entered the period of high growth, young adults left their farm homes to take jobs in the cities. Many never returned, leaving no one to take over the family farm. Population increased in the cities, and nearby villages turned into suburbs as houses and apartments sprang up in farmers’ fields. Expanding cities and faster train transportation made it possible for more farmers to work at urban jobs but continue to farm part-time. Click on CHARTS, below, for more information about Japan's declining farming population
言葉の説明:  off-season  |  farm household

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