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Kindai University
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Management
Job title
Doctor of Agricultural Science(Kyoto University)

Research Areas



History, Faculty of Literature, Kyoto University
Philosophy of Agricultural Science, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Published Papers

The Role of I-turn Migrants in Revitalizing Rural Communities: A Case Study of Some Selected Rural Areas in Kansai Region
OBIKWELU, Faith E., IKEGAMI Koichi, and TSURUTA Tadasu
Journal of Rural Problems   54(3) 125-132   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Determining Factors in Water Saving Activities for Wet Rice Irrigation: A Case of Land Improvement Districts in Shiga Prefecture
Mami Shiono, Koichi Ikegami, and Tadasu Tsuruta
Journal of Water and Environment Issues   31(1) 42-52   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Climate Resilience of Collective Water Management in Rural Japan
Mami Shiono, Koichi Ikegami, and Tadasu Tsuruta
Journal of Asian Rural Studies   1(2) 162-171   2017   [Refereed]
Factors of Urban-Rural Migration and Socio-economic Condition of I-turn Migrants in Rural Japan
OBIKWELU, Faith E., IKEGAMI Koichi, and TSURUTA Tadasu
Journal of Asian Rural Studies   1(1) 70-80   2017   [Refereed]
Adebola A. Ajadi, Oladimeji I. Oladele, Koichi Ikegami & Tadasu Tsuruta
Journal of Rural Problems   52(4) 258   2016   [Refereed]
Adebola Adewumi Ajadi, Oladimeji Idowu Oladele, Koichi Ikegami and Tadasu Tsuruta
Agriculture & Food Security   4(26) 1-9   2015   [Refereed]
A Paradox of Fair Trade of Organic Jasmine Rice in Yasothon Province, Northeast Thailand: Business or Social Movement?
Tadasu Tsuruta
Journal of Rural and Food Economics   60(2) 1-9   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Green Revolution from Comparative Perspective: Between Asian and African Experiences
Tadasu Tsuruta
Asian Rural Sociology   5(1) 48-54   2014   [Refereed]
Changing Social Roles of Gogo Sound Culture in Central Tanzania: With Special Reference to the Development of “Cultural Troupes”
Tadasu Tsuruta
Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology   (15) 169-183   2014   [Refereed]
Changing Values in Reciprocity: A Case Study on Commercialized Thai Farmers
Tadasu Tsuruta
Tanzanian Journal of Population Studies and Development   11(2) 103-116   2004
Urban-rural Relationships in Colonial Dar es Salaam
Memoirs of the Faculty of Agriculture of Kinki University   (36) 59-72   2003
Journal of Rural Problem   37(1) 24-36   2001


Coping with Njaa (Food Shortage): Food Insecurity and Household Strategies among Agro-pastoralists in Central Tanzania
A Preliminary Survey on Livelihood and Values of Fair Trade Rice Producers in Surin Province, Northeast Thailand
Suriya Chanachai and Tadasu Tsuruta
Impacts of Fair Trade: Considering Economy of Virtue   85-98   2017
A Preliminary Report on Diversity of Products in Organic Farmers’ Markets in Surin, Northeast Thailand
TSURUTA Tadasu, Suriya Chanachai
Memoirs of the Faculty of Agriculture of Kinki University   (49) 67-80   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Contemporary Roles of Sound Culture among the Gogo Society, Central Tanzania: Focusing on Female Ngoma Performances
Cultures sonores d’Afrique   6 37-54   Mar 2015
Fair Trade of Organic Jasmine Rice in Surin Province, Northeast Thailand: Background and Analysis of its Development
TSURUTA Tadasu, Suriya Chanachai
Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development through Alternative Socio-economic Regimes: Fair Trade Movement and Economy of Virtue   75-92   Mar 2014

Books etc

The Environmental Crunch in Africa: Growth Narratives vs. Local Realities
TSURUTA Tadasu (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 8)
Palgrave macmillan   2018   
Fair Trade and Organic Initiatives in Asian Agriculture: The Hidden Realities
TSURUTA Tadasu (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 5)
Routledge   2017   
Endogenous Development, Moral Economy and Globalization in Agro-pastoral Communities in Central Tanzania
TSURUTA Tadasu (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 3)
Dar es Salaam University Press   2016   
Comparative Perspectives on Moral Economy: Africa and Southeast Asia
TSURUTA Tadasu (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 6)
Dar es Salaam University Press   2011   
Contemporary Perspectives on African Moral Economy (I. N. Kimambo et. al. eds.)
Dar es Salaam University Press   2008   ISBN:9976-60-465-3

Conference Activities & Talks

Farmers' Awareness and Participation in Extension Activities in Rural Nigeria: A Case of Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State
Ajadi Adebola A., O.I.Oladele, Koichi Ikegami, and Tadasu Tsuruta
31 Oct 2015   
Gender Analysis of Access to Credit among Farming Households in Nupe and Yoruba Cultures of Nigeria
Ajadi, Adebola A., O. I. Oladele, Koichi Ikegami, & Tadasu Tsuruta
19 Oct 2014   
Green Revolution from Comparative Perspective: Between Asian and African Experiences
5th International Conference Asian Rural Sociology Association (National University of Laos)   3 Sep 2014   
Contemporary Roles of Sound Culture among the Gogo Society, Central Tanzania
IUAES (The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science) Inter-Congress 2014 (Makuhari, Chiba)   16 May 2014   
Village Commons in Japan from a Moral Economy Perspective
14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons   Jun 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

Moral economy in Africa and Southeast Asia