Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


G C. George


Agriculture, Japan

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Agricultural adviser Gil George, the author of this article, returned earlier this year from 21/2 years' study in Japan, where he gained a Diploma in Japanese Language from the Osaka Institute of Foreign Studies and a Master's Degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University, one of Japan's foremost economic institutions.

In Japan he examined the post-war development of the Japanese agricultural co-operative movement, and some aspects of marketing of agricultural products.

He also participated in the Japan- Australia Project (a committee studying the interdependence of the two economies), carried out some work for the Japan Economic Research Centre and edited papers for the Mexican session of PAFTA (the Pacific Free Trade Area) held in 1975.