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In pictures: Japan's food crisis
Declining agriculture

Japan grows just about enough rice, potatoes and vegetables to feed itself.

But it has to import huge amounts of wheat, beans, fruit and most of its animal feed.

Japan is only able to produce roughly half the meat the country needs and its fishermen catch just half the fish needed.

In the years after World War II, about half of Japan's economic effort was agricultural. Today the sector has shrunk to just 1%.

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