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Okayama University
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph. D. in Science(Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Research funding number


1. "Degree"
* Ph.D. in Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, 2005.
* M. A. in Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, 1995.
* B. A. in Literature, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, 1993.

2. "Education"
* Ph.D. program, Dept. of Geography, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Apr 1995 – Apr 1996
* Masters course, Dept. of Geography, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, Apr 1993 – Mar 1995.
* Dept. of Geography, Faculty of Letters, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Apr 1989 – Mar 1993.

"Professional Employment"
*Associate Professor, Okayama University of Science, Apr 2012 – present.
* Senior Research Scientist, Lake Biwa Museum, April 2007
* Research Scientist, Lake Biwa Museum, May 1996.

* Parttime lecturer of “Practice Geography”, Department of Geography, Ritsumeikan University, Apr 1999 – Mar 2000.
* Parttime lecturer of “Physical Geography”, Faculty of Tourism, Osaka Meijyo University, Aug 2004 – Aug 2005.
* Parttime lecturer of “Practice Archaeology ”, Faculty of Literature, Ryukoku University, Oct 2005.
* Parttime lecturer of “Physical Geography ”, School of Human Cultures,, University of Shiga Prefecture, Dec 2007- present.
* Parttime lecturer of “Environmental Changes in Shiga Prefecture and the world ”, University of Air, Jan 2009-.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 2018
Sep 2018
Research Fellow, Department of Botany, Tribhuban University

Published Papers

Geo-environmental changes and human activities in Japanese lowland archaeological site
Journal of Agroforestry and Environment   11(1&2) 129-132   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Historical migration and land development around the eastern Himalayas
Shinji MIYAMOTO, Kazuo ANDO, Nityananda DEKA, Abani Kumar BHAGABATI and Tomo RIBA
Journal of Agroforestry and Environment   6(2) 25-28   2012   [Refereed]
Historical land Development in Central and Eastern Himalayas
Shinji MIYAMOTO, Kazuo ANDO, Nityananda DEKA, Abani Kumar BHAGABATI and Tomo RIBA
Journal of Agroforestry and Environment   (5) 37-40   2011   [Refereed]
Vegetational Changes since the Last Glacial from the Pollen Influx in Hokuriku District, Central Japan
   Sep 2005
Historical Geography in Japan since 1980
Kazuyuki Onoda, Shinji Miyamoto, Hirotsugu Fujita, Taisaku Komeie, Norifumi Kawahara and Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Japanese Journal of Human Geography   65 1-28   [Refereed]

Books etc

History of Land Development in Himalaya Highland as Interpreted from Buried Humic Soil Layers.
Shinji MIYAMOTO (Part:Joint Work)
Rubi Enterprise, Dhaka, Bangladesh   

Conference Activities & Talks

Present Activities in Relation to Community Development of Okayama University of Sci.
.International Workshop “A Way for Enhancing History, Culture and Tradition for Rural Development in Myanmar and Southeast Asia: GNH and Perspective of Alternative Approaches” By SEAMEO-CHAT, , CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan   17 Jan 2018   
Recent occurrence of “Natural Disasters” related to Development in Central and Eastern Himalaya
International Workshop: Myanmar Way of Agricultural and Rural Development (MWARD): Considering the approach of GNH   6 Jan 2017   
Comparative Study of Aging, Disease and Health in the Himalaya-Tibet and Africa Region
One Health Conference in Nagasaki – Connecting Knowledge, Improving Practice –   6 Nov 2015   
Comment: Human Life, Aging and Disease in High-Altitude Environments: Physio-medical, Ecological and Cultural Adaptation in “Highland Civilization”.
Shinji MIYAMOTO and Kiyohito OKUMIYA
The International Workshop on Aging in Africa and Asia: Perspective and Prospective from Public Health and Ethnography”. 6th, March, Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel, Kwale, Kenya.   6 Mar 2014   
Historical Geomorphological change and human activity in Alluvial Plain of central Japan
”. “International Networking Project to Share Experiences of Sustainable Development and to Cope with Natural Hazards on the Periphery of Bengal Bay”. By SEAMEO-CHAT, FREDA, ICCDI, Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar, CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan. Da   5 Jan 2014   
Geomorphological Development (Geo-environmental changes) and Human Activities in central Japan and Bengal Delta
nternational Workshop on People’s Centered Practice towards Harmonious Development in Asia”. DUS Comples, Hatiya, Bangladesh   7 Mar 2013   
Historical Tribe Migration and Land Development around the Eastern Himalaya [Invited]
Shinji Miyamato, Kazuo Ando, Nityananda Deka, Abani Kumar Bhagabati and Tomo Riba:
International Workshop on Changing Environmental & Development in Rural Communities of Bhutan and other Asian countries. Sherubtse College, Bhutan, Royal University of Bhutan, Kanglung, Tashigang, Bhutan   3 Sep 2012   
Geo-environmental Changes and Agricultural Land Development in Bengal Delta [Invited]
Shinji MIYAMOTO・Haruo UCHIDA, Kazuo ANDO and Muhammad SALIM
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON “SHARING EXPERIENCE OF COPING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”.By Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar and Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Japan. Yuzana Hotel, Yangon, Myanm   13 Feb 2012   

Research Grants & Projects

Environmental changes and Humanactivities