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In pictures: Japan's food crisis
Farmland sold

The high-rise neon-wrapped skyline in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo is some of the most expensive real estate in the world.

As Japan's economy grew in the second half of the last century, many farmers found they could make more by selling their land for use in industry or for housing.

Today, land is expensive everywhere.

But those crammed in to cities like Tokyo still need to be fed.

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