Research Staff

Mika Okubo
Research Group
Cultural History and Geoscience Research Group
Masters (Agriculture)
Photograph Explanation
In a mountain village (photograph taken in 2008).

Graduated from the College of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, and the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Tokyo University. Obtained Research Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In April 2012 started work at the Lake Biwa Museum.

1. Transformation of lifestyles in rural communities.
2. The use and maintenance of traditional landraces.
Key Words of Research
Villages, depopulation, commons, communities, traditional landraces.
Professional Society Membership
The Japanese Association for Rural Studies, the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology, the Japan Association of Regional and Community Studies.

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