Japanese agricultural economist Dr. Masayoshi Honma is also professor of the graduate school of agricultural sciences from the University of Tokyo. He likewise serves as a consultant of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, especially on matters concerning agriculture and economic trade. His Professorial lectures at the COA and NTU focused on TPP, the new stage of Free Trade Agreement in this age of globalization. As more countries are getting into this partnership, everyone is curious on Japan’s role in this new economic trade. A major highlight of Professor Honma’s lecture is the question and answer portion wherein the distinguished Professor explained the details and implications of the TPP.
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Professor Masayoshi Honma’s lecture on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) under the Abe Administration
Held in Project type: Professorial Lecture
Dates and venue: 15-16 September 2014, Council of Agriculture (COA) and National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan
Participants: Researchers, students, scholars, faculty members, government employees from COA and NTU
Co-organizers: COA and NTU
Professor Masayoshi Honma of the graduate school of agricultural sciences from the University of Tokyo eagerly talks about the Trans Pacific Partnership to employees of COA and other guests.
Employees of the Council of Agriculture, academicians and students comprise the audience who attended the lecture of Professor Honma.
In a welcome dinner held in his honor, Professor Masayoshi Honma (middle) shares a light moment with FFTC Director Yu-Tsai Huang (right) and Dr. Jen Eau Tin (left), Director of the Graduate Institute of Southeast Asian studies of Tamkang University.