Lecturer in charge: Tomoko Ichida,
professor (doctor of agriculture)

e-mail address: [at]isc.meiji.ac.jp

Telephone & Fax (direct line): ++81-44-934-7127

1. Specialized field
My specialized field is the analysis of policies for agriculture and
agricultural communities and the development of agriculture
structure in the EU and Germany, with comparison with those in
Japan. I also do corroborative research into the development of
agricultural administration, and change in agricultural communities
in Japan following World War II.

2. Brief personal history
1960 Born in Tokyo.
1982 Graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo
(major: sociology).
1985 Graduated from the Faculty of Letters and Education of
Ochanomizu University (master of social philosophy).
Began employment with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Posted to the National Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (NRIAE)
1989 - 1991
Also working in the Agricultural Production Bureau, Home-Life Improvement Division
Medium-term overseas research (University of Hohenheim, in Germany)
April 2001 - March 2006
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Policy Research
Institute, Assessment / Food Policy Department Food Consumption Study Group
June 2001
Conferred with a doctorate by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of
Agricultural and Life Sciences
(Title of thesis: Policy for less favored areas in the EU: focus on Germany)
April 2006 onwards Current work

3. Major published theses and books
Agricultural Policies for less favored areas in European Union: Focusing on Germany
(Research Monograph Series No. 5 of The Policy Research Institute of the Ministry
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) Rural Culture Association, March 2004
Women in Rural Society: Toward a Mutual Support between Different Generations,
Journal of The Association of Rural Planning, Volume 26, Issue 1, June 2007

Environmental expenditure in the EU and their current state
AFC Forum (state treasury monthly report), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Finance Corporation, April 2006

Traceability of meat in Germany after the occurrence of BSE: the system and actual
conditions, A social scientific approach for crisis management for food and agriculture
(Volume 2)(Source material no. 3 of crisis management project research), July 2005

The Organization of Rural Women in the Japanese Home Life Improvement Extension
Service: From Home Life improvement to Policy for Rural Women
Agricultural History Research, Issue 37, March 2003

How the Home Living Improvement Extension Service was Born and Developed
in Post-War Japan
Quarterly Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 49, Issue 2, April 1995

4. Memberships of learned societies and awards
Memberships of learned societies
The Japan Sociological Society
The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan
The Farm Management Society of Japan
The Japanese Association for Rural Studies
Rural Life Society of Japan
The Association of Rural Planning
Rural Life Society of Japan encouragement award (1999)