Graduate Student Forum

Becoming a Farmer in Contemporary Japan: Pro-Rural Migration and New Entry in Agriculture

Friday, 30 July 2021 | 12:15 - 13:00 (JST)
Zoom Meeting
  • Niccolo Lollini Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford
  • Sawako Shirahase TCJS Director
Event Description

Based on extended fieldwork conducted in Japan, this presentation discusses widespread difficulties faced by new entry farmers from a non-farming background in securing livelihood from agriculture. He considers the five key hurdles involved in the establishment of a farming business: access to land, housing, farming know-how, capital, and market outlets.

About the Speaker

Niccolo Lollini completed a bachelor degree in International Relations at Bologna University and a master degree in International Relations at Waseda University. After working for three years in a farm in Italy, he decided to returned to academia and completed a master degree in Modern Japanese studies at Oxford University. he is now a candidate for a PhD in Social Anthropology at Oxford University.