Department of Bioengineering Sciences

Division of Socioeconomic Science of Bioagriculture


  FAX: +81-52-789-4042
Prof. SHOGENJI, shinichi D. Agr. ashogen@
Assoc. Prof. TAKESHITA, Hironobu D. Agr. awa@
Asst. Prof. MIURA, Satoshi M. Agr. miuranet@

Socioeconomic science of food production concerns the economic and managerial aspects of agriculture and rural resources. Agricultural production systems are studied with stress on the compatibility of ecological balance and vitality of rural society. Those must be efficient in the sense not only of the market systems but also of non-monetary systems such as shadow works and communal cooperation. For this purpose, studies are carried out on relations between natural and historical characteristics of agriculture in a region and the relation between a nation and the world economy. Main investigating topics currently are listed below:

  1. Relations between national food situation and structural change in agriculture
  2. Economy and ecology towards sustainable agriculture
  3. Rural resources management towards sustainable development

Recent Publications:

  1. Kazunori Awaji (2012) The Development of Renewable Energy in Germany. Noson to Toshi wo Musubu, 62(2), 23-35.
  2. Kazunori Awaji (2012) Feed and Animal Products: Two Certification Systems. Dairyman, 62(4), 40-41
  3. Kazunori Awaji (2011) Utilization of the out grading agricultural products for feed. Japanese Journal of Farm Management, 49(3), 37-42.
  4. Isao KITO, Kazunori AWAJI, Satoshi MIURA (2011) Large Scale Rice Farm’s Strategy for Weed Working in Hilly and Mountainous Area. Japanese Journal of Farm Management, 49(3), 67-72.
  5. Shinichi Shogenji (2011) A Community-Based Model of Rural Recovery, The Tokyo Foundation (website).
  6. Shinich Shogenji (2010) Role of consumer Co-ops in the Japanese Food System. The Consumer Co-operative Institute of Japan eds., Toward Contemporary Co-operative Studies, 207-222.
  7. Yusuke Ozaki, Keigo Anmen, Kazunori Awaji, Satohi Miura (2010) A Study on Self-utilization of Bioethanol. Journal of Rural Economics (Special Issue 2010), 199-203.
  8. Takuya Miyano, Kazunori Awaji, Satohi Miura (2010) Significance and Issue on Sale of Byproduct and Transport of Unhulled Feed Rice. Journal of Rural Economics (Special Issue 2010), 121-125.
  9. Isao Kito, Kazunori Awaji, Satoshi Miura (2010) Cost and Strategy of weeding Work in a Large Scale Rice Farm. Journal of Rural Economics (Special Issue 2010), 62-68.
  10. Isao KITO, Kazunori AWAJI, Satoshi MIURA (2010) Evaluation of Weeding Work Cost on Paddy Field Levees in the Hillside. Japanese Journal of Farm Management, 48(1), 67-72..