My research explores local attempts to revitalise regional Japan and its declining agricultural sector by focusing on the experiences of urban youth choosing to pursue a farming career. I look at the changing role of agricultural cooperatives, the reproduction of farming knowledge and practices, and property-related issues such as farmland and housing abandonment.
College: St. Peter's College
Department: Department of Anthropology
Supervisors: Professors Roger Goodman and Hugh Whittaker
Previous Degree Programme: MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies 2015/16 - 2016/17