Projects List



About Program and Project

RIHN research is organized into Programs and Projects, rather than preexisting academic disciplines or domains. Three Research Programs and one Core Program each include multiple projects which carry out research in line with the Programs’ thematic foci. The bundling and integration of Projects within the Programs is expected .......Read More

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Program 1: Societal Transformation under Environmental Change

Director: SUGIHARA Kaoru

 ⇒ About Program 1 ⇒ Mission Statement

Program 2: Fair Use and Management of Diverse Resources

Director: NAKASHIZUKA Tohru

 ⇒ About Program 2 ⇒ Mission Statement

Program 3: Designing Lifeworlds of Sustainability and Wellbeing

Director: SAIJO Tatsuyoshi

 ⇒ About Program 3 ⇒ Mission Statement

Core Program

Director: TANIGUCHI Makoto

 ⇒ About Core Program

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Current Pre-Research

Current Feasibility Studies

Core Feasibility Studies

Current Incubation Studies

  • Fair for whom? Politics, power and precarity in transformations of swidden social-ecological systems in Southeast Asia
    (Grace Wong)
    * This project will be converted to FS status in October 2019
  • Future-oriented governance for water resources in an insular environment based on land-sea linkage of water cycle
    (SHINJO Ryuichi)
  • Metacognitive interventions on social actors to enable the transition toward a sustainable society
    (NAKAGAWA Yoshinori )
  • Promoting ecosystem health in the context of a healthy society
    (OKABE Kimiko)
  • Living in the bioregion: decentralizing the primary industries
    (TAMURA Norie)
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Completed Research

When a project moves to CR (Completed Research) status, the contract with RIHN is concluded. Research teams disperse to university research, teaching, and other duties. Project publications and other communications and contributions may follow for several years and are assessed in the final post-evaluation, two years after formal project conclusion. At RIHN, however, each project forms part of the institute's heritage; project results and data are entered into the RIHN archives upon which future RIHN projects may be formulated.

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List of Research Projects by Fiscal Year

Year CR FR PR FS IS
2001       5 5
2002   5   5 2
2003   8   4 (1) 15
2004   10 1 5 11
2005   11 3 6 (1) 11
2006   14 5 8 (1) 6
2007 5 14 3 7 (1) 3
2008 8 14 2 3 11
2009 5 14 1 7 (2) 8
2010 3 14 1(1) 10(3) 6
2011 4 13 1(1) 12(3) 5
2012 8 11 0 8(2) 6
2013 8 9 1(1) 9(2) 11
2014 6 8 1(1) 9 1
2015 4 8 1(1) 7(2), Core 5 8
2016 2 8 2(2) 6, Core 3 5
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Advice and comments from External Research-Evalution Committee

Project Year
Creation and Sustainable Governance of New Commons through Formation of Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge (ILEK project)
(SATO Tetsu)
2016 2015 2013 2011    
Desertification and Livelihood in Semi-Arid Afro-Eurasia
(TANAKA Ueru)
2016 2015 2013 2011 2010  
Coastal Area-capability Enhancement in Southeast Asia
(ISHIKAWA Satoshi)
2016 2015 2013 2010 2009  
Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology
(HABU Junko)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012  
Human-Environmental Security in Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: Water-Energy-Food Nexus
(TANIGUCHI Makoto, ENDO Aiko)
2017 2015 2014 2012    
Societal Adaptation to Climate Change: Integrating Palaeoclimatological Data with Historical and Archaeological Evidences
(NAKATSUKA Takeshi)
2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012
Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems
(OKUDA Noboru)
2018 2017 2015 2014 2013  
Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production:Agrifood Systems in Transition
(Steven R.McGreevy)
2018 2017 2015 2014 2013  
The Sanitation Value Chain: Designing Sanitation Systems as Eco-Community-Value System
(FUNAMIZU Naoyuki, YAMAUCHI Taro)
2018 2017 2015 2014    
Toward the Regeneration of Tropical Peatland Societies: Building International Research Network on Paludiculture and Sustainable Peatland Management
(MIZUNO Kosuke, KOZAN Osamu)
2018 2017 2015 2014    
Research and Social Implementation of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction as Climate Change Adaptation in Shrinking Societies
(YOSHIDA Takehito)
2018 2017 2016      
Co-Creation of Sustainable Regional Innovation for Reducing Risk of High-impact Environmental Pollution
(SAKAKIBARA Masayuki)
2018 2017 2016      
Mapping the Environmental Impact Footprint of Cities, Companies, and Households
(KANEMOTO Keiichiro)
2018 2017
Proposal and verification of the validity of isotope environmental traceability methodology in environmental studies
(TAYASU Ichiro)
2018 2017 2016        
Information Asymmetry Reduction in Open Team Science for Socio-environmental Cases
(KONDO Yasuhisa)
2018 2017          
An Interdisciplinary Study toward Clean Air, Public Health and Sustainable Agriculture: The Case of Crop Residue Burning in North India
(HAYASHIDA Sachiko)
2018          
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