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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Enviromental geography


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Rural revitalization, issues of access to grocery stores, use of traditional resources, landscape conservation, environmental history, 2010 -

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • For keep the culture related to millet-From the perspective of production and consumption in Iwate pref-, SEED, 17 26-30, 2019


    Single Author

  • Benefits of a Rice Terrace Landscape : Case Study of the "Kunugidaira rice terrace" in Asahi-town, Yamagata Prefecture, Gegraphy of Ibaraki, 17 , 2016

    Watanabe Rie, Takahashi Haruka

    Single Author

  • Shopping Environment for People in Later Old Age Observed in Food Desert Maps:, 7(1) 33-50, 2014

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Spatial Process of Smallpox Diffusion in a Rural District in Early Modern Japan : Case Study of Nakatsugawa District, Dewa Province, 83(3) 248-269, 2010

    Single Author

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Encyclopedia of urban & territorial and architectural history of Japan, Maruzen Publishing corporation, 2018


Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Book review"Social history of Kusatsu Onsen", THE ASSOCIATION OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHERS IN JAPAN , historical geography, 60(3) 18-21, 2018


Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Yamagata Unive Research promotion reward, 2016.03.29, JAPAN, WATANABE Rie

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B),2020.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B),2020.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2018.04 - 2021.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B),2015.04 - 2018.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B),2015.04 - 2017.03

Other external funds procured 【 display / non-display

  • DiversityProject Project,2019.06 - 2020.01,Relationship between shopping environment and dietary habits and nutrition intake for the elderly

    How do elderly people without mobility move in a declining society? This study primarily explores how shopping frequency is related to their eating habits and nutrition.

    Yamagata Universtiy

  • Diversity project: research funds for returning from research interruptions due to life events,2017.06 - 2018.03,Study on long-term fluctuations of agricultural productivity in environmentally modified areas

    The purpose of this study is to study on the long term fluctuations in paddy field productivity before and after large-scale deforestation. I hope to discuss the relationship with agricultural production in the downstream area of South America and Africa.

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Future ・Hydrogen Energy Forum, Internal meeting, 2019.12, The Relationship between Food Access Problems and Elderly Eating Habits: A Case Study in Shonai District, Yamagata Prefecture, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • Future ・Hydrogen Energy Forum, Internal meeting, 2019.12, The future direction of loal public transport in super aging society-case of an on-demand taxi in Takahata town,Yamagata pref-, Poster (general)

  • 288th Regular Symposium of The Human Geographical Society of Japan , Internal meeting, 2018.06, Environmental history of nature and human activities -case study of Shonai area, Oral Presentation(general)

  • 2018th The Tohoku Geographical Association Spring Academic Conference, Internal meeting, 2018.05, The types and use of the edible wild plantsi in the prduct documants in Yamagata pref, Oral Presentation(general)

  • Ibaraki Geographical Conference, Internal meeting, 2013.08, Benefits of a rice terrace landscape -Case study of the "Kunugidaira rice terrace" in Asahi-town,Yamagata Prefecture- , Oral Presentation(general)


Social Activity Outside the University 【 display / non-display

  • The Open University of Japan Yamagata Study Center ,2018.12

    Livinghood and natural use in human geography