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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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Full Research

Program 1: Societal Transformation under Environmental Change

Director: SUGIHARA Kaoru

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Program 2: Fair use and management of diverse resources

Director: NAKASHIZUKA Tohru

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Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems

OKUDA Noboru
Program 3: Designing Lifeworlds of Sustainability and Wellbeing

Director: SAIJO Tatuyoshi

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Core Program
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Proposal and Verification of the Validity of Isotope Environmental Traceability Methodology in Environmental Studies

TAYASU Ichiro
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Current Pre-Research

    Program 1: Societal Transformation under Environmental Change
  • Research and Social Implementation of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction as Climate Change Adaptation in Shrinking Societies
    (YOSHIDA Takehito)
    ※This project will be converted to PR status in mid-2017.

Current Feasibility Studies

Current Incubation Studies

  • Development of Interactive System between Cities and Rural Communities and Creation of Human Well-being
    (MORI Koichiro)
  • Development of socio-ecological network for international resource sharing with geographical indications and transformation of traditional knowledge
    (KOHSAKA Ryou)
  • Nexus of Agriculture-Nutririon-Health to Build Sustatinable Society
    (MATSUDA Hirotaka)
  • Reconstructing Life under Radioactive Contamination: fostering mutual understanding
    (NAKAHARA Satoe)
  • Reevaluation of hybryd livelihoods based on multi-variety cultivation
    (TOYODA Yukio)
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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), Coa 5 8
2016 2 8 2(2) 6, Coa 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)
2015 2013 2011  
Desertification and Livelihood in Semi-Arid Afro-Eurasia
(TANAKA Ueru)
2015 2013 2011 2010
Coastal Area-capability Enhancement in Southeast Asia
(ISHIKAWA Satoshi)
2015 2013 2010 2009
Human-Environmental Security in Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: Water-Energy-Food Nexus
(TANIGUCHI Makoto)
2015 2014 2012  
Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology
(HABU Junko)
2015 2014 2013 2012
Societal Adaptation to Climate Change: Integrating Palaeoclimatological Data with Historical and Archaeological Evidences
(NAKATSUKA Takeshi)
2015 2014 2013 2012
Biodiversity-driven Nutrient Cycling and Human Well-being in Social-Ecological Systems
(OKUDA Noboru)
2015 2014    
Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production:Agrifood Systems in Transition
(Steven R.McGreevy)
2015 2014 2013  
The Sanitation Value Chain: Designing Sanitation Systems as Eco-Community-Value System
(FUNAMIZU Naoyuki)
2015 2014    
Toward the Regeneration of Tropical Peatland Societies: Building International Research Network on Paludiculture and Sustainable Peatland Management
(MIZUNO Kosuke)
2015 2014    
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