Japan

Pakistan offers free farmland to Japanese tsunami victims

Pakistan is ready to offer free agriculture land to Japanese farmers who lost their crops and land in the March earthquake and tsunami, Tariq Puri, chief executive of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan said in a meeting with Japanese officials.

International group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms

An international fact-finding team is in the country to investigate the alleged land-grabbing by Philippine, Japanese and Taiwanese companies of some 11,000 hectares from indigenous peoples in Isabela to build the biggest bio-ethanol project in the Philippines.

El costo de un mal negocio

La explosiva convergencia de la crisis alimentaria y financiera de 2008 desencadenó una nueva carrera por la apropiación de tierras africanas, que se mantiene hasta hoy. Las corporaciones de alimentos y los inversionistas privados buscan arrancar su tajada

Fears growing over land grabs

It may appear contradictory for the Japanese government to support aggressive investment in overseas land while seeking ways to restrict purchases by foreign interests at home.