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October 31


Opening and Welcome Adresses (Melanie Malzahn)
Opening and Welcome Adresses (Dietmar Schwank)
Introduction (Ralph Lützeler and Wolfram Manzenreiter)
Climate Mitigation Policies in Japan (Daniel Kremers)
Technology in Mountain Farming (Furutani Tomoyuki)
Has the Island Lure Reached Japan? (Carolin Funck)
Internet of Trees (Ingomar Lochschmidt)
Panel Discussion
Ride with a special arranged tram for the VSJF Conference
Reception by the Japanese Ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1


These students provided us with delicious sweets
Panel 2 (Chair: Wolfram Manzenreiter)
Rural Shrinking in Japan and Germany (Volker Elis)
System Dynamics Analysis on Rural Areas Policy (Ueno Shinya)
Shrinking Communities and the Question of the Commons (Johannes Wilhelm)
Rural Social Capital Research Studies on Land Improvement Projects (Osuga Toshiki)
Akiya in Regional Japan (William Kelly)
Lunch Break
Panel 4 (Chair: Ralph Lützeler)
I-Turn Migration as a Means to Rural Revitalization? (Ludgera Lewerich)
Peripheral Areas in Contemporary Japan and Migration to Them (Ishikawa Yoshitaka)
Entrepreneurs and the Pursuit of Existential Meaning in Rural Japan (John Traphagan)
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Poster Presentation
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Section Meetings
Reception at the City Hall (Rathaus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2


Process or Perish? Family Farms, Agricultural Cooperatives, and the „6th Industry“ (Hanno Jentzsch)
Who Governs Community Farming for Agricultural Efficiency and Residential Welfare? (Iba Haruhiko and Sakamoto Kiyohiko)
Who Governs Community Farming for Agricultural Efficiency and Residential Welfare? (Iba Haruhiko and Sakamoto Kiyohiko)
Picking Persimmons before the Monkey Does (John Knight)
Panel 6 (Chair: Barbara Holthus)
The Family, New Actors, and Social Relations in Contemporary Rural Japan (Tolga Öszen)
Old Residents and New Settlers in Japan’s Rural Community (Akitsu Motoki)
Escaping ‚futsu no nihonjin‘ in Hokkaido (Paul Hansen)

 

 

Concluding Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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