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In pictures: Japan's food crisis
Crowded country

There are about 128 million people in Japan, many of them crowded into huge cities like Tokyo.

How to feed them is an issue that really worries the Japanese government.

Japan ranks 124th in the world in terms of food security, and as the global population continues to grow there is more competition for resources.

Japan's reliance on food imports means that any ill-effects of global warming on food production could be felt keenly here.

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