The report looks at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several
decades, but maintains its analytical focus on policies currently in place. In addition
to reporting a wide variety of statistics, much of which were provided by the Ministry
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), use was made of the OECD PSE/CSE database
and the OECD Policy Evaluation Model (PEM) for some of the analytical work.