(Last updated : 2021-07-15 09:59:56)
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 1985/04~1989/03 Soka University, Graduated
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: If you have clear goals for what you want to achieve in your student life, you will be able to greatly increase your abilities and potential. As the focus of international society shifts towards the Asia Pacific, the skills and abilities you develop at APU will be highly valued in these times of change. Message to graduate school students: With its diverse student body of students from all around the world, the likes of which you’d be hard pressed to find at any other graduate school in Japan or the US, the APU graduate school presents you with an opportunity to debate and learn alongside outstanding students and develop your future network of connections. If you make the most of this, APU’s most unique feature, then you will take a great step towards realizing your dreams.
■ Current specialized field
■ Books and theses
1. 2021/03 Article A Comparative Study on Rural Development through Tourism in the Areas of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in Japan AY 2017-AY2020 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Report  (Collaboration) 
2. 2020/05 Article Comparing cultural world heritage sites and globally important agricultural heritage systems and their potential for tourism Journal of Heritage Tourism 16(1),pp.43-61 (Collaboration) 
3. 2020/04 Book (1 chapter) Modernity, globalisation, and development in the Philippines: Implications for the cultural landscape, authenticity, and tourism of Ifugao Province Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia pp.147-160 (Single) 
4. 2019/02 Book (1 chapter) Place Names and Natural Disasters in Japan Handbook of the Changing World Language Map pp.2157-2172 (Single) 
5. 2019/02 Book (1 chapter) Revitalization of the Ainu Language: Japanese Government Efforts Handbook of the Changing World Language Map pp.1711-1727 (Single) 
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2019/11/30 Stories to sell products in tourism destinations of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (The 17th Asia Pacific Conference (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan))
2. 2019/05/21 A Survey Result on Rural Development through Tourism in GIAHS area municipalities (The 6th Conference of East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems (ERAHS))
3. 2019/01/12 Regional examples of community development & revitalization efforts through tourism (UNWTO, JICA and APU, Future Tourism Leaders Workshop “Community development and revitalization through tourism (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan))
4. 2018/12/02 Tourism and Revival of Agricultural Heritage Landscapes: The Case of Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture, Japan (The 16th Asia Pacific Conference (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan))
5. 2018/09/05 Revitalizing the Languages in Danger: A Case of the Ainu Language in Japan (OREGON - VIETNAM - JAPAN EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION PROJECT Symposium on “Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Research in Japan Studies” (Hanoi University - Hanoi, Vietnam))
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2002~2003  Social (Re) Construction of Rice and Japanese Identity among Japanese Immigrants in Kentucky  (Key Word : )
2. 1998~1999  Japan in the Bluegrass: The regional and local impact of the globalization of Japanese businesses in the United States  (Key Word : )