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

Full Research

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 Tatuyoshi

 ⇒ About Program 3 ⇒ Mission Statement

Pre-Research / Program 3: Designing Lifeworlds of Sustainability and Wellbeing

Director: SAIJO Tatuyoshi

 ⇒ About Program 3 ⇒ Mission Statement

Core Program

Director: TANIGUCHI Makoto

 ⇒ About Core Program

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Current Feasibility Studies

Current Incubation Studies

  • Sustainable City Design applying Inclusive Wealth
    (MANAGI Shunsuke)
  • Quantifying and Typing Landform Transformations in Low –lying Large Cities: Toward Landscape Evaluations in Anthropocene
    (HARA Yuji)
  • Humanities for the Environment: developing a cultural approach to environmental knowledge
    (NILES, Daniel)
  • Assessing and enhancing the Environmental sustainability of edible insects
    (CESARD, Nicolas)
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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)
2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 2010
Coastal Area-capability Enhancement in Southeast Asia
(ISHIKAWA Satoshi)
2016 2015 2013 2010 2009  
Human-Environmental Security in Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: Water-Energy-Food Nexus
(TANIGUCHI Makoto, Endo Aiko)
2015 2014 2012      
Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology
(HABU Junko)
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012  
Societal Adaptation to Climate Change: Integrating Palaeoclimatological Data with Historical and Archaeological Evidences
(NAKATSUKA Takeshi)
2017 2015 2014 2013 2012  
Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems
(OKUDA Noboru)
2017 2015 2014      
Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production:Agrifood Systems in Transition
(Steven R.McGreevy)
2017 2015 2014 2013    
The Sanitation Value Chain: Designing Sanitation Systems as Eco-Community-Value System
(FUNAMIZU Naoyuki, YAMAUCHI Taro)
2017 2015 2014      
Toward the Regeneration of Tropical Peatland Societies: Building International Research Network on Paludiculture and Sustainable Peatland Management
(MIZUNO Kosuke)
2017 2015 2014      
Research and Social Implementation of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction as Climate Change Adaptation in Shrinking Societies
(Yoshida Takehito)
2017          
Proposal and verification of the validity of isotope environmental traceability methodology in environmental studies
(TAYASU Ichiro)
2017 2016          
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