Forests in the world have been decreasing rapidly, followed by serious global warming from greenhouse effect gas (GHG) and impacts on livelihoods of forest-dependent people. In Japan, abandoned forests should be adequately managed and sustained rural villagesin the aging population.

Our researches investigate sound relationships between global policy issues as climate change/forest conservation and improvement of local livelihoods in tropical countries as Indonesia in Southeast Asia, Bhutan and Nepal in South Asia and development of rural livelihoods through effective use of wood production and biomass resources in Japan.


Research topics

Relationships between forests and people in tropical forests, Southeast and South Asian Counrtries

-Collaborative forest management in protected areas, especialy National Park with governments and local people

-Certificatoin shemes including forest certification, fairtrade cofee, oil palm plantation

-Participatory forest management


Relationships between forests and people in forests, Japan

-Working safety and technical training in forest operations

-Artificial forest management with conserving biodiversity

-Ergonomic research for sutainable forest managemnt