【Educational background and degrees】
1981 B.A. of Agricultural Science, Kyoto University
1983 M.A. of Agricultural Science, Kyoto University
1997 Ph.D (Economics) of Kyoto University
Agricultural economics, rural development issues, social movements
Economy of Southeast Asia
Agricultural and food economy
Contemporary Global Issues
Seminar A, Seminar 1, Seminar 2, Seminar 3
【Research Topics】
  1. Rural development and local organizations
  2. Primary commodity trade
  3. Social movements of rural origins
【Recent activities and publications】
Local Societies and Rural Development: Self-organization and Participatory Development in Asia (edited with Ikuko Okamoto). Cheltenham and Northempton: Edward Elgar, 2014.
The World Food Crisis and the Strategies of Asian Rice Exporters. (Co-authored with Kensuke Kubo and Kazunari Tsukada), Chiba:The Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, 2011.
Protest and Social Movements in the Developing World. (edited with Kumiko Makino). Cheltenham and Northempton: Edward Elgar, 2009.
The State and NGOs: Perspective from Asia, (edition) Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002.
Cooperation and Community in Rural Thailand: An Organizational Analysis of Participatory Rural Development, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1998.
【Personal Statement】
My scholarly works are based on my experience of staying in a rural community of the northeastern Thailand when I was young. ‘Think from the grassroots’ is my motto of research.