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An infographical and isometric Sims-like styled video created for the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), which highlights some of the complex issues surrounding the future of food in Japan. Topics include the amount of food imported from other countries, the problem of changing food habits, the aging farming population, and so on.

Watch the YouTube version below, or check out the high-rez version [maff.go.jp].

Some other isometric movies include a documentary about nuclear technology, and of course the legendary Royskopp music video. Via Pink Tentacle. Thnkx Victor!



Incredible! The way it sums up the problem is wonderful, and very easy to understand. Its like watching a Wii of the economy.

Even better, solutions are offered.

Keep it up, Japan, World, and infosthtics!

Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 2:20 AM

I've just finished reading a book called the world is hot, flat and crowded by Thomas Friedman. This is one of the major issues mentioned in the book.. Food crisis:

And thankfully, the solution is well elaborated through this infographics. Thanks, I will post it in my blog as well.

p.s.* I though i gain weight from eating rice daily but from this video, my 'overweight' came from the fast food that i ate twice a month.. which one is which?

Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 3:06 AM

Having enjoyed this blog for many hundreds of entries, am glad to finally have been able to contribute something as well.

Thank you for this wonderful blog!

Victor Vorski.

Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 3:55 AM

Another nice isometric piece is by this crowd:

Sat 15 Nov 2008 at 4:28 AM

WOW! You could easily substitute America for Japan in this video as it clearly shows just how much "Westernization" is bad for the health of people and their economy. Very convincing and simple in addressing the problem but also in showing the benefits of a solution.

The Asian diet is statistically much healthier anyway, just look at how long those people live!

Sat 15 Nov 2008 at 10:11 AM

Go vegan everyone!

Sun 16 Nov 2008 at 6:20 AM

Nice animation. *Reminds Me* of this:


(However, a small island nation with a very large population will always be dependent on others for food.)

Thu 20 Nov 2008 at 7:20 AM

kk: yep, the Royskopp video was actually mentioned in the original post!

Fri 21 Nov 2008 at 9:02 AM
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