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Hiroshi Fukagawa Last modified date:2021.06.10

Professor / International Economic Analysis
Department of International Economy and Business
Faculty of Economics

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Director of the Research Center for Korean Studies

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Academic Degree
Doctor (Economics)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
International Agricultural Policy, Korean Economy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
I have studied the following issues.

Japan-Korea FTA and Agricultural Competitive Comparative
 In this study I focused on agricultural products trade between Japan and Korea, and analyzed the comparative competitive of both countries agricultural products. I have found the comparable data from both countries trade statistics, shows a new result by the TSI and RCA analysis. This study has intended to present the policy implications to the FTA negotiations. Some of the results of this study were presented at "The Journal of Korean Economic Studies" Vol.13 (2014).

Korean Rice stockpile Rotation and the Rice Aid to North Korea
The rice aid to North Korea might had been incorporated into the rice stockpile rotation of Korea. North Korea rice support allowed for Korea to release stockpiled rice, to rotate the rice stockpile. It may have been to stabilize the rice supply and demand in Korea. In this case, the support for the food shortages of North Korea had been changed to the support for Korea's rice supply and demand stability. Such polices might had existed in the past. After World WarⅡ, the purpose of US food aid to Japan by PL480 program was to reduce the excess agricultural products of US. In the case of Korea's rice aid to North Korea, there is a possibility that it was involved in the Korean rice excess problem. A part of this study was presented at the Modern Korea Research Center at University of Tokyo (University of Tokyo, September 24th, 2010).
Research Interests
  • Policy Response to the Seasonal Fluctuations of Labor Demand in Agriculture:
    Situation of Accepting Foreign Labor after the Enforcement of the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) in 2015
    keyword : Seasonal Worker Program
  • Korea's Tornyok business body
    keyword : Tornyok business body
  • A Study on the Agricultural Problems in the Japan Korea FTA Talks
    keyword : FTA Agriculture Japan Korea
  • A Study on the Japanese Engineer Performance in the Industrial Technology Innovation in the Korean Corporation
    keyword : Industrial Technology Innovation
Current and Past Project
  • Research on the Korean Green Belt. Examines development control, land price, and farm land transformation in the Republic of Korea

    Korean Agriculture. Examines the Korean tenant system


    Industrial Change in Korea
Academic Activities
2. The Dynamics of Korean Economic Development.
1. Wang Hanwen,Fukagawa, Hiroshi , FTA Negotiation and Future Development among Japan, China and Korea:Focusing on Agricultural Products Trade, The Journal of Korean Economic Studies, Vol.15.2018 Mar. pp.71-87, 2018.03.
2. Wang Hanwen, Hiroshi Fukagawa, Analysis of the Necessity and Feasibility of FTA among Japan, China and Korea——Based on Agricultural Products Trade, The Journal of Korean Economic Studies, 14, 43-68, 2017.03,  日中韓FTAの必要性と実現性について、農産物貿易データを中心に、分析を行った。その結果、日中韓の間の農産物競争力には、一定の格差が存在するものの、段階的な関税政策を採用することにより、その影響を最小限にしうる事が明らかとなった。また、貿易転換効果などにより、日本にとっての、日中韓FTAの必要性と実現可能性は、高まりつつあることが、示された。.
3. Hiroshi Fukagawa, Background of Low Competitiveness in the Korean Agricultural Sector, The Journal of Korean Economic Studies,12., 11-20, 2013.12.
4. Hiroshi Fukagawa, Cross-border Environmental Issues under East Asian Trade Expansion, The Journal of Korean Economic Studies,12, 37-44, 2013.12.
5. Hiroshi Fukagawa, A study on the Role of Japanese Engineers in Korean Industrial Innovation, The Journal of Korean Economic Studies, 11 , 19-29, 2012.12.
6. The Rice Aid to North Korea and the Problems of Surplus Production in South Korea, after the Nuclear Test
- Concerning the Public Stockholding System for Food Security 

7. Environmental Agriculture and Direct Payment System in Korea.
1. LIU Xiaojun (Renmin University of China), MIZUNO Atsuko (Kyushu University), FUKAGAWA Hiroshi (Kyushu University), "The Implementation and Effects of the Direct Payments for Hilly and Mountainous Area: The Case of Kurogimachi in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture”, 政治経済学・経済史学会九州部会, 2019.10.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Association for Asian Studies (JAAS)
Educational Activities
Agricultural Policy