AKITSU Motoki

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Name
AKITSU Motoki
Affiliation
Kyoto University
Section
Graduate School of Agriculture
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
master of agricultural science(Kyoto University), doctor of agricultural science(Kyoto University)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2003
   
 
- Kyoto University, Associate Professor
 
1998
   
 
- Nara Women's University, Associate Professor
 
1995
 - 
1998
 Kyoto University, Lecturer
 
1993
 - 
1995
 Kyoto University, Assistant Professor
 
1988
 - 
1993
 Mie University, Assistant Professor
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1988
Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyoto University
 
 
 - 
1982
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University
 

Committee Memberships

 
2001
 - 
2005
Japanese Association for Rural Studies  the board of directors
 
1996
 - 
2000
Association for Regional Agricultural and Forest Economics  the board of executive directors
 

Published Papers

 
Revitalising rurality under the neoliberal transformation of agriculture: Experiences of re-agrarianisation in Japan
Shuji Hisano, Motoki Akitsu and Steven R. McGreevy
Journal of Rural Studies      Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Factors of Promoting Farm Mechanization in Postwar Japan: Rivalry among Farmers and Roles of Salesmen
Yusuke Ashida and Motoki Akitsu
Asian Rural Sociology   V(2) 262-267   2014   [Refereed]
The Development of Farmer-Consumer Direct Relationships in Japan: Focusing on the Trade of Organic Produce
Motoki Akitsu and Namie Aminaka
Asian Rural Sociology IV   IV 509-520   2010   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Sustainable Consumption: Design, Innovation and Practice
Steven R. McGreevy and AKITSU Motoki (Part:Joint Work, Steering Sustainable Food Consumption in Japan: Trust, Relationships, and the Ties that Bind)
Springer   2016   
Food Security and Food Safety for the Twenty-first Century: Proceedings of APSAFE2013
Imaizumi, A. and M. Akitsu (Part:Joint Work, What Are the Moral Codes for Seed-Saving?: From the Interviews with the Practitioners in Japan)
Springer   May 2015   
Cultural Diversity of the Mekong River: Sharing Experiences from Japan and the Mekong Countries,
AKITSU Motoki (Part:Joint Work, The NGO Activities from the Bottom: Focusing on a local NGO’s programs for conserving local cultures and resources in Northern Thailand)
Mekong Sub-region Social Research Center   May 2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
How does Japanese Agriculture survive?: harsh condition and policy change [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
The 4th KU-KUGSA Bilateral Symposium   5 Dec 2018   
Facing a Turning Point in the Future of Japanese Agriculture: Deterioration and Emerging Promise [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
Korean Rural Sociological Society Interantional Symposium   7 Nov 2018   
What is Food Policy?: Restructuring the policy scheme of food and agriculture
AKITSU Motoki
Kyoto University International Symposium on ’Food & Sustainability   30 Oct 2018   
You are what you hope to eat: tailoring backcasting workshops for imagining the local ‘ideal meal’ of the future [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
Living Food: Heritage, Health, Environment, and the Lived Dimensions of Food & Foodways   24 Feb 2018   
The Precarious Balance between Old Residents and New Settlers in Japan’s Rural Community: Inclusion or Novel Development? [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki and Kei Otsuki
VSJF (Vereinigung für Sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung) Annual Conference 2017   17 Nov 2017   
Thinking public in food choice: new initiatives for sustainable food production and consumption [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
Political Ecology of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production: Emerging Perspectives in Asian Countries   19 Sep 2016   
What is ‘local’ in processed seafood?: Raw fish material, tastes and women’s empowerment in coastal Japan
AKITSU Motoki and Mai Kanzaki
IRSA Congress 2016 in Ryerson University, Toronto   12 Aug 2016   
What are the Moral Codes for Seed Saving? From the Interviews to the Practitioners in Japan
Aki Imaizumi and Motoki Akitsu
The First International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Food and Agricultural Ethics (APSAFE 2013)   29 Nov 2013   
Food Prosumer Movements: The Idea of Mutual Commitment in Japanese Culture and Society [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
Panel Discussion: Direct Producer-Consumer Relationship in Japanese Food   16 Jan 2013   
Resentment and Emancipation: Rural Gender History in Postwar Japan
AKITSU Motoki
XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology   31 Jul 2012   
Food Security Based on Personal Relationships: the Features of Japanese Food Security and Reactions to Radioactive Contamination Caused by the Events at Fukushima [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
Japan-Canada Food Systems Resilience Symposium   16 May 2012   
The NGO Activities from the Bottom: Focusing on a local NGO’s programs for conserving local cultures and resources in Northern Thailand [Invited]
AKITSU Motoki
International Seminar on Cultural Diversity of Mekong River: Sharing Experiences from Japan and the Mekong Countries   19 Nov 2009   
Comparative Study on Farmer-Consumer's Relationship: for Linking Theoretical Approach with Empirical Study
Motoki Akitsu
International Workshop on "What Kinds of Ethics Support Food Communities: Intimate and Public Confidence between Farmers and Consumers" , Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan   2009   
A Japanese tradition of study on agricultural ethics: a critical review of the academic history of 'Philosophy of Agricultural Science
Motoki Akitsu
XII World Congress of Rural Sociology, Goyang, Korea   2008   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Study on New Farmers
Study on the ethics of agriculture and farmers
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2007   
Gender issues in rural society
Project Year: 2001   
Renovation of the depopulated area in Japan
Funded Research
Project Year: 2008