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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 4-27
Poverty Reduction and Fair trade

Outline

Fair trade in Japan has just started becoming popular among the people. Fair trade chocolate in the gift-giving season is one of the entry points for ordinary people. Compared with the situation in Europe, the amount of fair trade is still very small. Therefore many people believe that Japan may be a promising market for fair trade goods. On the other hand, there is the pessimistic point of view that fair trade will not succeed in poverty reduction, the main attraction for fair trade consumer. In this study, we will overview the situation surrounding fair trade in Japan and clarify several points to be analyzed in the context how to connect fair trade and poverty reduction.

Period

2009/4 - 2010/3

Organizer

Members of the Research Project

SATO Hiroshi
NAKAMURA Mari
YOSHIDA Eiichi
YANAI Akiko
NISHIKAWA Sotaro (JETRO Nagoya)
SUZUKI Motoi (National Museum of Ethnology)
OHNO Atsushi (Kobe International University)
HAYAKAWA Yuho (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
KITAZAWA Koh (Fair Trade Resource Center)
IKEGAYA Fumiko (Kaihatsu Management Consulting)
FURUYA Yoshiko (Japan International Cooperation Center)
KOMATSU Toyoaki (Shapraneer)

Publications

Final result will be published by commercial publisher in 2010