1 Arcas N, D García, I Guzmán. 2011. Effect of size on performance of Spanish agricultural cooperatives. Outlook Agric , 40(3): 201-206.
2 Burmeister L L. 2000. Dismantling statist East Asian agricultures? Global pressures and national responses. World Dev , 28(3): 443-445.
3 Chūnichi Shimbun. 2007. Emergency measures to buy surplus rice: The dramatic review of agricultural policy reform (in Japanese). http://www.chunichi.co.jp/s/article/2007101601000732.html.
4 Etzold B, S Julich, M Keck, et al. 2012. Doing institutions. A dialectic reading of institutions and social practices and its relevance for development geography. Erdkunde, 66(3): 185-195.
5 Fukui Shimbun. 2013. The LDP pledges to increase the income of agricultural households by 50%; Measures to develop agriculture against an upper house election and TPP (in Japanese). http://www.fukuishimbun. co.jp/nationalnews/CO/economics/693236.html.
6 Hattori S. 2010. The Change of Rice Policy: Rounding Up Rice Policy and Examining “The Policy to Supplement Individual Income” of the Democratic Party (in Japanese). Tokyo: Nōrin Tokei Kyōkai.
7 Iliopoulos C, V Valentinov. 2012. Opportunism in agricultural cooperatives in Greece. Outlook Agri , 41(1): 15-19.
8 Isoda H, T Takatake, TT Murata (eds.). 2006. The New Basic Plan and the Prospect of Rice Agriculture: Rice Agriculture in Northern Kyūshū and “Agricultural Policy toward Structural Reform ” (in Japanese). Tokyo: Tsukuba Shobō.
9 Japan GIS Datasets V2. n.d. Japan GIS datasets V2. http://www.fas.harvard. edu/~chgis/japan/datasets.html.
10 Kei’eikyoku. 2008. The point to establish the Convention for the Comprehensive Support to Develop Core Farmers (in Japanese). Tokyo: MAFF. http://www.nefam.jp/doc/080512_4.pdf.
11 Laurence G, C Richards, K Lyons. 2013. Food security in Australia in an era of neoliberalism, productivism and climate change. J Rural Stud, 29: 30-39.
12 MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery). 2007a. (11th.). The Points of The Multi-Product Management Stabilization Plan (in Japanese). Tokyo: MAFF.
13 MAFF. 2007b. The situation of application for the Multi-Product Income Stabilization Plan in the Hei’sei 19 (in Japanese). http://www.maff.go. jp/j/kobetu_ninaite/keiei/pdf/state.pdf.
14 MAFF. 2012. 2010 World Census of Agriculture and Forestry in Japan. Tokyo: MAFF.
15 MAFF. 2013. The Survey on the Actual Conditions of Cooperative Farming (in Japanese). Tokyo: MAFF.
16 MAFF. 2014. Statistics on Agricultural Products (in Japanese). Tokyo: MAFF.
17 MAFF. n.d. The policy to support the action of core farmers (in Japanese). http://www.maff.go.jp/j/ninaite/n_zigyo/action_support/index.html.
18 Moragues-Faus A M, D Ortiz-Miranda. 2012. Governing cooperative quality schemes lessons from olive oil initiatives in Valencia (Spain). Outlook Agri , 41(1): 27-33.
19 SankeiBiz. 2014. Strong agriculture: The 2013 Agricultural White Paper about land consolidation, core farmer formation, etc. (in Japanese). Tokyo: SankeiBiz. http://www.sankeibiz.jp/macro/news/140527/mca1405270914007- n1.htm.
20 Scott J C. 1985. Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance. New Haven: Yale University Press.
21 Scott R W. 2008. Institutions and Organizations: Ideas and Interests. London, New Delhi and Singapore: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
22 Tōhoku MAFF (Tōhoku Regional Agricultural Administration Office). 2014. Pocket Statistics of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in the Tōhoku Region (in Japanese). Sendai City, Japan: Tōhoku Regional Agricultural Administration Office.