Published October 14, 2020 | Version 1
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The Current Situation and Efforts to Conserve Rice Terraces in Japan


  • 1. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of Japan,


Rice terraces, or “Tanada”, are a rural landscape synonymous with Japan. However, the rice terraces have been devastated due to the decline and obsolescence of farmers in Japan. To overcome this situation, the Law for the Conservation and Revitalisation of Rice Terraces was passed in June 2019. This report presents the current situation and problems of rice terraces in Japan, as well as the Japanese government’s main support measures for the conservation and revitalisation of rice terraces.


2020 The Journal of Terraced Landscapes A3 Kuroda.pdf

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