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Living in Kobe

After three years of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope to be more active and get back to research in the upcoming months.


My edited collection entitled "Sustainability in Contemporary Rural Japan. Challenges and Opportunities", published by Routledge in 2016, was discussed in a series Local Japan Podcast on June 2, 2022.

Four ways to stop rural decline

Please give it a listen.

This podcast series is run by a group of young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs who explore rural life in Kobe and the vicinity and conduct a series of interviews with business people and researchers. You can find more about this podcast series here:

Local Japan Podcast

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