Completed Research

StageCR
Project No.R-02
Project NameA Trans-Disciplinary Study on the Regional Eco-History in Tropical Monsoon Asia: 1945-2005
Project LeaderAKIMICHI, Tomoya
Research AxisResources
URLhttp://www.chikyu.ac.jp/ecohistory/index.htm

 

○Research Subject and Objectives

 This Research project aims to demonstrate human-environmental interactions in tropical monsoon Asia (Yunnan, Thailand and Laos) as the regional eco-history during the past 50-60 years when rapid socio-economic and political changes have occurred. For this goal, three major themes such as subsistence complex, nutrition and health, and resource management are selected in order to apply various sets of approaches such as long-term fieldwork, bibliographical inquiries, analyses of historical inscription and material culture for the integrative research.

  Research sites are Yunnan Province, China, northern Thailand, and Laos. The region belongs to tropical and sub-tropical monsoon zone in Asia, and is characterized by distinct seasonality of wet and dry climate. The elevation is between 100m and 2,000m, and a diverse vegetation is found according to the altitude and geography. The great Mekong river is originated from Tibetan Plateau, and runs almost from north to souths, and flows into the South China Sea.

In this region, a number of ethnic minorities belonging to the Mon-Khmer, Tibet-Burman, Tai-Kadai, and Miao-Yao linguisti9c groups, besides major groups such as Han-Chinese (China), Tai (Thailand), Lao (Laos). Since the end of WW II up until early 21st century, rapid socio-economic and political changes have occurred in this region. How these external changes have given impacts upon local environments and societies as well as people’s physical and cultural traits deserves important inquiries in order to clarify the regional eco-historical consequences. Major historical events and changes that made up the upheaval of the region are China’s Revolution, Indo-China Wars, infiltration of market economy, population growth, modernization policies, and globalization.

  As academic fields of sciences, we have adopted various fields such as natural (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, ecological anthropology, human ecology, botany,ecology, genetics, and hydrology) and socio-cultural sciences (economics, sociology, history, ethnology, cultural anthropology, and folk-lore) and conducted trans-disciplinary analyses. In addition to these, analyses of historical inscription, database and archives synthesis using collections of artefacts, movies and photos, eco-chronicle in Yunanan Gazettee, various sources and GIS and GPS techniques are employed.

  We have organized six research groups that can work as a team; (1) agroforestry group working in mountain areas of northern Laos, (2) plains ecology group working in central plains of Laos, (3) human ecology group working in central-south parts of Laos, (4) China group consisting of three sub-groups; historical ecology sub-group studying historical inscriptions and documents, forestry ecology sub-group working on use of forest products, and eco-history working in more than 30 communities by Chinese scholars, (5) northern Thailand group studying changes of subsistence among ethnic minorities in Miao, Yao and Mraburi groups, and (6) material culture and information archives group aiming to synthesize database and archives of material culture, photographs, movies and information collected by Japanese scholars in the past 30-40 years in Laos and Thailand.

○Progress and Results in 2017

We have planned to summarize our research outcomes in the final year of the research project. Fo this goal, we focus our efforts in publications, exhibition and database synthesis. After the presentation n December RIHN’s meeting, followed by the final presentation in the Evaluation Committee Meeting in February, 2008, the Eco-history Project was completed in March.

○Project Members

Akimichi Tomoya ( RIHN,Professor,Integration, freshwater resource management in southern Laos )

Abe Kenichi ( Kyoto University,Asso.ciate Professor,Integration of sub-group, Forestry policy in Yunnan, China )

Ikeya Kazunobu ( National Museum of Ethnology,Professor,Group integration, eco-history of hunter and gatherers )

Kubo Masatoshi ( National Museum of Ethnology,Professor,Group integration, database synthesis )

Kono Yasuyuki ( Kyoto University, CSEAS,Professor,Group integration, History of land use in northern Laos )

Daniels, Christian ( Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Institute of Languages and Culture in Asia and Africa,Professor,Group integration, A study of historical inscription in rural areas in Yunnan, China )

Nakamura Satoshi ( National Institute for Health,Head,Epidemiological study of water-borne diseases in Mekong river basin )

Nonaka Kenichi ( St Paul University,Professor,Group integration, Resource use in rural area of the Vientiane Plain )

Moji Kazuhiko ( RIHN,Professor,Group integration, Public health of central Laos )

Asakura Ryuji ( Tokyo Gagugei University,Professor,School health in rural area of central Laos )

Ajisaka Tetsuro ( Kyoto University,,Assistant. Professor,Use of edible waterweed in the Mekong River Basin )

Ataka Yuji ( KwanseiGakuin University,Associate Professor,Food consumption in rural areas in Laos )

Adachi Shinpei ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Cash cropin Yunnan, China )

Adachi Yoshinao ( Gifu University,Post-graduate student,Paddy field cultivation in the rural area of the Vientiane Plain )

Abe Taku ( Meiji University,Associate Professor,Human Ecology in the rural area of central Laos )

Ando Saori ( Nanzan University, Anthropology Museum,Part-time researcher,Analysis of research matgerials of a Research Expeditionof the History and Culture in Northwestrn Thailand )

Ikeguchi Akiko ( Yokohama National University,Lecturer,Resource use and market in the Vientiane Plains, Laos )

Yanathan Isara ( Nagoya University,Post-graduate student,Village history and salt production in the Vientiane Plains )

Ishine Masaaki ( Kyoto University, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,Project Research Fellow,Health of the Aged in the rural area of central Laos )

Inaoka Tsukasa ( Saga University,,Professor,Nutritional ecology in the rural area of central Laos )

Iwasa Mitsuhiro ( Chiba University,Post-graduate student,Medical anthropologyin the rural area of central Laos )

Umesaki Masahiro ( Univeristy of Tokyo,Associate Professor,Human ecology in the rural area of central Laos )

Onishi Hideyuki ( RIHN,Project Research Fellow,Time allocation in the rural area of central Laos )

Okamoto Kohei ( Nagoya University,Professor,GIS analysis of daily activity in the rural area in the Vientiane Plain )

Okumiya Kiyoto ( RIHN,Associate Professor,Eco-epidemics of diabetes in the rural area of central Laos )

Odani Shingo ( Chiba University,Associate Professor,Medical anthropology in the rural area of central Laos )

Ochiai Yukino ( Kagoshima University,Associate Professor,Millet and useful plantsin northern Laos )

Ono Eisuke ( Niigata University,Associate Professor,Topography and water fluctuation in the rural area, of central Laos )

Kashinaga Masao ( National Museum of Ethnology,Assistant Professor,Ethnic relations and economic network in northern Vietnam )

Kato Kumiko ( Nagoya University,Associate Professor,Village history and salt production in the rural area of central Laos )

Kato Makoto ( Kyoto University,Associate Professor,Synbiosis system in tropical monsoon forest in Laos )

Kaneshige Tsutomu ( Shiga Medical University,Associate Professor,A compilation of the eco-chronicleof “Yunnan Gazette” )

Kaneda Eiko ( Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine,Assistant Professor,School health in the rural area of central Laos )

Kawashima Takaaki ( Siebold University of Nagasaki,Assistant Professor,Genome dietecs in the rural area of central Laos )

Kawano Kazuaki ( Kagoshima Prefecture Center for Historical Documents, Reimeikan,Head of Arts Section,Folk-lore of use of bamboo and slash-and-burn agriculture in northern Laos )

Kawabata Masato ( Kobe University,Professor,Epidemics in the rural area of central Laos )

Kawabe Toshio ( Takasaki University of Economics,Professor,Child development in the rural area of central Laos )

Kida Ayumi ( Nanzan University, Anthropology Museum,Part-time Researcher,Analysis of research matgerials of a Research Expeditionof the History and Culture in Northwestrn Thailand )

Kuchikura Yukio ( Gifu University,Professor,Academic advise to the study of ecological anthropology )

Kurosawa Hiroshi ( Nanzan University,Associate Professor,Analysis of research matgerials of a Research Expeditionof the History and Culture in Northwestrn Thailand )

Kosaka Yasuyuki ( Kyoto University, Institute of Southeast Asian Study,Research Fellow,Paddy field environment in the rural area of central Laos )

Kojima Mabun ( Kagoshima Junshin Women’s College,Associate Professor,Harness and use of horse in northern Laos and Yunnan, China )

Kotegawa Takashi ( Kochi University,Post-graduate student,Soil informatics in the paddy fields, northern Laos )

Goto Akira ( Nanzan University,Professor,Freshwater fishing gears in northern Laos )

Kobayashi Jun ( JICA,Specialist(in Laos),Epidemiology of tropical infectious disease in the rural area of central Laos )

Kobayashi Toshio ( Hiroshima university,Professor,Health and medical operation in the rural area of central Laos )

Saito Haruo ( RIHN,Project Research Fellow,Mushroom culture and resource use in rural area of the Vientiane Plain )

Sakagami Teiji ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Epidemiology of adult disease in the rural area of central Laos )

Sakurai Katsutoshi ( Kochi University,Professor,Soil informatics in the paddy field of northern Laos )

Sasaki Satoshi ( National Institue of Health,Program Leader of nutritional epidemiology,Nutritional ecology in the rural area of central Laos )

Sasaki Komei ( National Museum of Ethnology,Professor Emertus,Academi adviser for Sho-yo-jurin Bunka (Broad-leaved forest culture)) )

Sato Yo-ichiro ( RIHN,Professor,Genetics of glutinous rice in northern Laos )

Shimizu Ikuro ( Daido University of Industry,Associate Professor,Village history and housing culture in northern Laos )

Shimizu Toru ( Nihon University,Part-time Lecturer,Study of stone inscription in rural areas of Yunnan, China )

Shirakawa Kazuo ( Kobe University,Assistant Professor,Epidemiology in rural areas of central Laos )

Suzuki Kentaro ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Epidemiology of adult disease in the rural area of central Laos )

Suyama Naruhiko ( Nanzan University, Anthropology Museum,Temporary Officer,Analysis of research matgerials of a Research Expeditionof the History and Culture in Northwestrn Thailand )

Seko Maki ( Gifu University,Post-graduate student,Growth of rice in the paddy fields and its relation to forest in the Vientiane Plain )

Takai Yasuhiro ( Otani University,Professor,Culture and socio-economic change associated with cattle and buffalo in northern Laos )

Takasaka Koichi ( Kyorin University,Professor,Population dynamics in rural areas of central Laos )

Taki Chiharu ( National Museum of Ethnology,Visiting Researcher,Analysis of documents of French Indo-China Government )

Taguchi Rie ( Tokai University,Associate Professor,Use of bamboo in urban suburbs in Laos )

Takei Hideo ( Chiba University,Professor,Academic adviser tomedical anthropological study )

Takeda Sinya ( Kyoto University, ASAFAS,Associate Professor,Ecology of non-timber forest products and slash-and-burn agriculture )

Takenaka Chisato ( Nagoya University,Professor,Chemical analysis of underground water and soil in the Vientiane Plain )

Tateishi Kenji ( Kokugakuin University,Part-time Researcher,Study of stone inscription in rural areas of Yunnan,China )

Tanaka Koji ( Kyoto University, center for AreaStudy,Professor,Academic adviser to the study of tropical agriculture )

Tomita Shinsuke ( University of Tokyo,Special Assistant Professor,Population fluctuation and exploitation of paddy fields in northern Laos )

Tomooka Norihiko ( Institute of Agricutural and Biological Resources,Senior Researcher,Genetics of rice bean in tropical Monsoon region )

Tomokaw Sachi ( Hiroshima University,Post-graduate student,Fish eating culture in rural areas of central Laos )

Nakai Shinsuke ( Graduate School of Advanced Study,Post-graduate student,Pig breeding by the Hmong in northern Thailand )

Nakazawa Shusuke ( Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine,Assistant Professor,Epidemiology of infectious disease in rural areas of Laos )

Nakazawa Minato ( Gunma University,Associate Professor,Bodily measuremen of inhabitants in rural areas of central Laos )

Nakata Tomoko ( Nanzan University, Research Institute of Anthropology,Part-time Researcher,Ethnic relations and subsistence complex in southern Laos )

Nagatani Chiyoko ( RIHN,Project Research Fellow,A compilation of eco-chronicle of the “Yunnan Gazette” )

Nakanishi Mami ( Kyoto University,Assistant Professor,Vegetational change in the fslash-and-burn allow fields in northern Laos )

Nakanishi Masami ( RIHN,Professor Emertus,Acadfemic adviser to ecological study )

Natsuhara Kazumi ( Fukuoka Prefectural University,Associate Professor,Nutritional ecology in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Nawata Eiji ( Kyoto University,Professor,Plant use and its diversity in home gardens in centraland southern Laos )

Nishikawa Kazutaka ( Chuo University,Post-graduate student,Study of stone inscription in agricultural villages inYunnan, China )

Nishimura Yuichiro ( Aichi University of Industry,Post-doctoralResearcher,GIS analysis of daily activity in the Vientiane Plain,Laos )

Nishimoto Futoshi ( RIHN,Part-time Researcher,A compilation of database of the eco-history project )

Nomoto Kei ( Gakushuin University,Post-graduate student,A compilation of database of the eco-history project )

Ogihara Jun ( Miyagi University,Lecturer,Child growth in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Hashimura Osamu ( RIHN,Project Research Fellow,Freshwater fishinery and fishing gears in central and southern Laos )

Hyakumura Kimihiko ( Institute for Global EnvironmentalStrategiess,Researcher,Forest resource management in central Laos )

Hirota Isamu ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Vegetation change in slash-and-burn fallow land innorthern Laos )

Fukuda Megumi ( Otani University,Assistant Professor,Livestock in northern Laos )

Fujita Yuko ( Lake Biwa Museum,Special Researcher,Water algae in the paddy fields in northern Laos )

Hotta Mitsuru ( Kagoshima University,Professor Emertus,Academic advise to the studies of ethno-botany )

Masuda Atsuyuki ( Tokai University,Post-graduate student,Study of stone inscription in agricultural villages inYunnan, China )

Masuno Takashi ( Graduate Schoool of advanced Study,Post-graduate student,Pig husbandry by the Yao in northern Thailand )

Matsura Miko ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Change in the subsistence life strategy in northern Laos )

Matsuda Akira ( Kyoto Uiversity,Post-graduate student,Water algae in the paddy fields in northern Laos )

Mtsubayashi Kozo ( Kyoto Uiversity,Professor,Medicine of the elderly in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Matsumura Yasuhiro ( National Institute of Health and Nutrition,Project leader of the information on health and nutrition,Nutritional epistemology in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Mato Toru ( Kyoto Univeersity,Professor,Environmental impacts by slash-and-burn agriculture in northern laos )

Midorikawa Hiroshi ( Suzuka University of Medical Science,Associate Professor,Water-borne diseases in central and southern Laos )

Miyagawa Shuichi ( Gifu University,Professor,Analysis of paddy rice yields in the Vientiane Plain )

Miyawaki Chie ( National Museum of Ethnology,Post-graduate student,A compilatiobn of the eco-chronicle of “Yunnan Gazette” )

Muto Chiaki ( Gifu University,Post-graduate student,Genetics of gulutious rice in northern Laos )

Murayama Nobuko ( Niigata University of Health and Welfare,Professor,Nutritional ecology in agricultural societies in centralLaos )

Mori Seiichi ( Gifu University of Economics,Professor,Fish ecology in rural areas in the Vientiane Plain )

Yamauchi Taro ( Hokkaido University,Associate Professor,Human ecology in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Yamazaki  Go ( Nanzan University, Anthropology Museum,Temporary Officer,Analysis of research matgerials of a Research Expeditionof the History and Culture in Northwestrn Thailand )

Yamada Isamu ( Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,Visiting Professor,Academic adviser to the eoology of tropical rain forest )

Yokoyama Satoshi ( Kumamoto University,Associate Professor,Space perception and plant use in northern Laos )

Yosida Hirohiko ( Tennri University, Sankokan Museum,Chief Researcher,History of non@governmental exchange between Laos and Japan )

Yoshino Akira ( Tokyo Gagugei University,Professor,Social anthropology regarding upland rice cultuvationof the Yao )

Li Kei Gyo ( Takasaki University of Economics,Post-graduate student,Child growth in agricultural societies in central laos )

Wakana Isamu ( Akan Cho lOffice,Vice Head of the Section,Use of edible freshwater algae in northern Laos )

Wada Taiji ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Plant use in home gardens in central Laos )

Anoulom Vilayphon ( Kyoto University,Post-graduate student,Ecology of non-timber forest products and slash-and-burn agriculture in northern Laos )

Nathan Badenoch ( National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Lao Government,Post-graduate student,Governance of water resource )

Boungnong Boupha ( National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Lao,Director,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Souraxay Phrommala ( National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Lao,Deputy Director,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Khampheng Phonglusa ( Department opf Health, Savannakhet Province,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Panom Phongmany ( Station for Malariaology, paracitology and entomology of the Savannakhet Province,Deputy Director,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Tiengkham Pongvongsa ( Station for Malariaology, paracitology and entomology of the Savannakhet Province,Director,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Sisaveuy ( Departmernt of Health, Son KhonProvince,Director,Public health operation in agricultural societies in central Laos )

Yos Santasombat ( Chiang Mai University,Professor,Change in resource use of mouontain people in northern Thailand )

○Future Themes

Our project was completed in 2007. Major research outcomes are described below.

 

Changes and Eco-historical Process

1)Environmental deterioration and conservation and policy changes:

The subsistence complex typically found in monsoon Asia region such as paddy cultivation, swidden agriculture, freshwater fishing, hunting, gathering has greatly been transformed during the past few decades. The process of the transformation has been verified through intensive field researches in several villages. In particular, the reforms in political regimes (revolution of China, migration policy, the Great heap, the second Indo-China War, the new economic policy, the privatization policy, and the forest conservation policy) have had significant impacts on environments. Various kinds of factors, external and internal, are associated with the eco-historical transformation in the region. We have shown these associations as fifty five flow charts, shown in the illustrated catalogue. Each set of flow chart is expected to be combined together for further integrative figures.

2)Transformation in nutrition and health:

 We have clarified the transformation processes that have been indicated in nutrition, health and population dimensions from intensive human ecological studies. For instance, high incidence of diabetes was detected even among rural inhabitants in Laos. This may be associated with rapid change in food consumption among villagers due to the introduction of high yield rice and the irrigation system.,

3)The analysis of stone inscriptions in Yunnan during the 18th and 19th centuries:

From the examination, it was clarified that community-based conservation laws were established to avoid environmental hazards. In other words, environmental deterioration had already proceeded even during the 18th and 19th centuries in southwestern China.

4)A new conservation regime for fish resources:

Despite the introduction of fish conservation zone policy since the early 1990s, it was revealed only partly effective as local inhabitants could not find it satisfactory both for fish populations and local demand of fish. In stead, community-based ideas have been newly adopted to compensate the top-down policy.

5) Transformation in daily life in mountain areas in northern Thailand:

In northern Thailand, inter-ethnic relations among Yao, Mraburi, and Mon ethnic minorities were scrutinized in line with the recent changes of cash cropping and modernization.

6)Urbanization and changes in daily life in the Vientiane Plain:

From intensive studies in local communities of Vientiane Plains, impacts of urbanization and changes in resource use have been clarified that extend to time allocation, daily activities, and food consumption pattern of the people.

7) Eco-hsitorical Linkage:

Some 80 items or proxies were chosen to analyse historical consequences, transoformation and interactions involved among the environment, local communities, states, and external world. The changes are shown as linkage flow charts in which major drivers and cuase-and-effects are visualized. By combining each flow chart, we are able to overview the eco-historical consequences in the region as a whole. Although complex at a glance, it is much easier for us to elicit relevant factors, drivers of the changes in each item. Particularly, states policies in China, Thailand and Laos have directly and indirectly affected not only people’s way of life, physical aspects but also the sourrounding environments. Yet, it has been confirmed that local food tradition such as raw fish consumptiand preference to glutinous rice is likely to persist despite of socio-economic changes.on eating This approach is expected to be applied in other area, region and themes.

 

Exhibition and Database

1.Between Oct. 17th, 2007 and Jan. 9th, 2008, we have opened a Special Exhibition entitled “Khao nyeaw Glutinous Rice, People and Life in Laos ” at Tenri Sanko-kan, Nara. In the exhibition, we have displaed artifacts and photographs collected by the Japanese anthropologists during the past few decades and by our collegues. During the opening, there were some 5,000 visitors.

2.Yunnan Eco-choronicle has been compiled, based on the description of the major events in each“County Gazette”of the 126 cases in southern and western parts of Yunnan Province. The Chinese texts were translated into Japanese and served as sources for the database after proof reading.

3.Database as to the material cultures and photographs collected in Thailand and Laos during the past 60 yearts are invented in which information about each collection and photographs are integrated in the database IDOM(Integrated Database on Mekong Basin).

4.Meta data on the documents, books and papers that the Eco-history project has stored so far were compiled as the database.

 

Future Themese

After completing the research project, we have continued the research activity to expand the eco-history oriented research more in details and further an elaborated way. For this purpose, we have organized the research group, “the Eco-history ”, heade by Satoshi Yokoyama (Nagoya University) and Kazuhiko Moji (RIHN). So far we have had the seminars three times, and have intention.

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Nonaka, Kenichi 2007,08 Mushihamu Hitobito no Kurashi. NHK Books, Tokyo, Jqapan, 219pp. (in Japanese)

Saito, H., A. Ikeguchi, and K. Nonaka 2007 The biodiversity of vegetables in Vientiane.. National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) & Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

Akimichi, Kawano, Kida, Kubo, Kosaka, Kojima, Satoh, Shimizu, Taguchi, Tastumi, Thongvanh, Natsuhara, Nishimoto, Hashimura, Mutoh, Murayama & Yoshida 2007 “Khao Neaw” Glutinous Rice, People and Life in Laos, Catalogue of “56th Exhibition “Khao Neaw” Glutinous Rice, People and Life in Laos.. Tenri University Sankokan Museum (in Mongolian)

Nonaka, Kenichi and Nozomi Yanahara 2007 The Use of Geographical Illustration in Representing the Relationship between People and the Environment. Cambridge Scholars Press.

Chiyoko Nagatani 2007 Politics of Culture and Poetics of Life: on the Everyday-life Practice of the Dehong Dai in Yunnan, China.. Fukyo-sha. (in Japanese)

【Chapters/Sections】

Kawano, K 2007 Cultural History of Bamboo in Southern Kyushu and Southeast Asia.. Exhibition Catalogue: Southern Kyushu in Yayoi Period. Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture, Osaka. (in Japanese)

Kawano, K. 2007 MI: Bamboo-made grain winnower in Japanese Archipelago. Reimeikan Exhibition Catalogue: Cultural History of Wood and Bamboo. Reimeikan, Kagoshima. (in Japanese)

Katsumata, Makoto, Norihiko Tomooka, Kenji Irie, Yuzo Kobayashi 2007 From production to distribution of pulses in West Africa. Tropical Agriculture Series. Tropical Agriculture Handbook . .

Katsumata, Makoto, Norihiko Tomooka, Kenji Irie, Yuzo Kobayashi 2007 From production to distribution of pulses in West Africa. Tropical Agriculture Handbook . Tropical Agriculture Handbook , No.33. Japan Association for International Collaboration of Agriculture and Forestry..

Donovan, Deanna, Wil de Jong, Ken-ichi Abe 2007 Tropical Forests and Extreme Conflict. Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests. World Forests Volume, V. Springer, The Netherland, pp.1-16.

Abe Ken-ichi and Uchibori Motomitsu 2007 Environment and Resources. In Uchibori Motomitsu, Sugawara Kazutaka and Intoh Michiko (ed.) Anthropology of Resources: Textbook for the Open University of Japan,. The Open University of Japan, pp.176-190. (in Japanese)

Abe Ken-ichi 2007 Resources Management in Tropical Forests. In Uchibori Motomitsu, Sugawara Kazutaka and Intoh Michiko (ed.) Anthropology of Resources: Textbook for the Open University of Japan. The Open University of Japan, pp.162-175. (in Japanese)

Abe Ken-ichi 2006 We Come to Grow Coconuts, but Not to Stay: Temporary Migrations into the Peat Swamp Forest of Sumatra. In Wil de Jong, Lye Tuck-Po and Abe Ken-ichi (ed.) The Social Ecology of Tropical Forests: Migration, Population and Frontiers. Kyoto Universtiy Press and Trans Pacific Press, pp.247-261.

Akimichi, Tomoya 2006 Trochus connection-eco-history of the coral reef resource use in the Western Pacific. Itoh Michiko (ed.) Anthropology of the environment and resource use. Akashi-shoten,, Tokyo, pp.15-35.

Fukuda, Megumi Forestry and the Future of Forest Resource in Japanese Society of Village Studies. To investigate Village Resources From the Viewpoint of Fieldwork,. Nousangyoson Bunka Kyokai, pp.66-74. (in Japanese)

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Nonaka, Kenichi (ed.) 2008 Future Possibilities for the Vientiane Plain. Mekong, Bunkyoku, Tokyo, 253pp. (in Japanese)

Yokoyama, S. and Ochiai Y. (ed.) 2008 Area Studies of Rural and Upland Laos: Questioning from the Field, Mekon . , (in Japanese)

Daniels, Christian (ed.) 2008 Stone Inscriptions Concerning the Environment and the Minority People of Yunnan, China.. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan,

Bouahom, B., Kono, Y. and Nonaka, K. (ed.) 2007 Thammasat, Manut lae Saphapweadlon (Nature, Humand and Environment). National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Vientiane,

Schyvens, Henry, Hyakumura Kimihiko and Seki Yoshiki (ed.) 2007 Decentralisation and State-Sponsored Community Forestry in Asia. nstitute for Global Environmental Strategies, Tsukuba, Japan,

Okamoto, Kohei et al. (ed.) 2007 The Handicapped and Urban Space - Dialogue between Geography and Research Projects Psychology,. Kokon-Shoin, (in Japanese)

Jong, Wil de, Deanna Donovan, and Ken-ichi Abe (ed.) 2007 Extreme Conflict and Tropical Forests. World Forests Volume, V. Springer, The Netherland,

Akimichi, Tomoya (ed.) 2007 Water and World Heritage-Thinking Landscape, Environment and Life. Shogakukan, (in Japanese)

Hidaka,Toshitaka and Akimichi Tomoya (ed.) 2007 Who can claim the Ownership of the Forest: The Future of Forest and People in Asia. Chikyuken Sosho. Showado, Sakyoku, Kyoto, 186pp. (in Japanese)

Abe, Ken-ichi (ed.) 2006 Mediating for Sustainable Development in the Mekong Basin. JCAS Symposium Series, 25. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology., Osaka,

Akimichi, Tomoya (ed.) An Illustrated Eco-History of the Mekong Basin. 2007, Tokyo, (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Yokoyama, S. 2008 Hill tribes in Thailand and Laos. Ethnic Society in the World and Japan: Introduction to Ethnic Geography,. Akashi Shoten, (in Japanese)

Isemura, T., A. Kaga, S. Konishi, T. Ando, N. Tomooka, O. Han and D. A. Vaughan 2007,10 Genome dissection of traits related to domestication in azuki bean (Vigna angularis) and their comparison with other warm weather legumes.. Annals of Botany. 100:1053-1071.

Adachi, Yoshinao, Shuichi Miyagawa, and Sengdeaune Sivilay 2007 Changes in Rice Production in a Rain-fed Rice Growing Village of Vientiane Plain, Laos and the Significance of Off-Season Cropping on Drained Paddy Fields. Proceeding of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology: 74. (in Japanese)

Yokoyama, S. 2007 Current Swidden agriculture in Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the 10th anniversary symposium of Siiba Museum of Folk Performing Arts,:35-38. (in Japanese)

Kaneshige,Tsutomu 2007 Fengshui Judgment on Village Landform: A Case Study on Village Fengshui of Dong People, Southwest China. Bulletin of Shiga University of Medical Science (General Education) 13:19-44. (in Japanese) Shiga-University of Medical Science

Takenaka, C., R. Tomioka, K. Yoshida, and Y. Suzuki 2007 Chemical characteristics of well water in the Xaythani distinct.. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue):12-17. Bounthong, B. et al. eds

Takeda, Shinya 2007 Subsistence Landscape in Arnachal Pladesh.. Journal of the Himalaya 8:77-88. (in Japanese)

Miyagawa, Shuichi, Maki Seko, Yoshinao Adachi, Kozo Kamiya, Sengdeaune Sivilay, and Chisato Takenaka 2007 Relationships between Forest and Rice Growth in a Rain-fed Rice Growing Village of Vientiane Plain, Laos.. Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 51(ex.1):25-26. (in Japanese)

Nonaka, K. 2007 Resource-use dynamics and changes in the Vientiane Plain, Lao PDR.. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue)::40-46. BOUNTHONG, B. et al. eds.

Kida, Ayumi 2007 On the Collection by St. Sophia University Research Expedition to Northwestern Thailand with Special Reference to the Research Objectives. Bulletin of the Anthropological Museum of Nanzan University 25:55-72. (in Japanese)

Iwasa, Mitsuhiro 2007 Medical Resources in Laos: For the Appropriate Understanding of Medical System in Laos. Studies of Humanity and Social Sciences of Chiba University 14:44-61. (in Japanese)

Ikeguchi, A., H. Saito, K. Nonaka, Y. ADdachi, S. Sivilay and Y. Nishimura 2007 Food plants and Animals in a marketplace in the Vientiane suburb, Lao PDR.. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue):47-57. Bounthong, B. .et al. eds.

Ajisaka, Tetsuro 2007 Food Use of Waterweed in Central-South Laos. Waterweeds 56(1):82. (in Japanese)

Yamamoto, S., Misumi M and E. Nawata 2007 Effects of various photoperiods on flowering. Capsicum frutescens and C. annuum. Envir. Cont. Biol. 45:133-142.

Tanaka, S., Wawli, M.E.B., Seman, L., Jee, A., Kendawang, J.J., Sakurai, K., and Morooka, Y. 2007 cological study on site selection for shifting cultivation by the Iban of Sarawak, Malaysia. A case study in the Mujong River area.. Tropics, 16(4):357-371.

Tanaka, Kenzo, Tomoaki Ichie, Tomoko Ozawa, Seiichi Kashimura, Daisuke Hattori, Kazuo O. Irino, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Katsutoshi Sakurai and Ikuo Ninomiya 2007 eaf physiological and morphological responses of seven dipterocarp seedlings to degraded forest environments in Sarawak, Malaysia:A case study of forest rehabilitation practice. Tropics.

Suphawat Laohachaiboon and Shinya Takeda, 2007 Teak logging in a trans-boundary watershed: A historical case study of the Ing River basin in Northern Thailand. The Journal of The Siam Society 95:123-141.

Scheyvens Henry, Hyakumura Kimihiko and Seki Yoshiki 2007 Forest Governance in a State of Transition. Decentralisation and State-Sponsored Community Forestry in Asia,. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, pp.1-31.

Sasaki, A., S. Takeda, M. Kanzaki, S. Ohta, and P. Preechapanya 2007 Population dynamics and land-use changes in a miang (chewing tea) village, Northern Thailand.. Tropics 16(2):75-82.

Okamoto, T., A. Kawakita, and M. Kato 2007 Interspecific variation of floral scent composition in Glochidion and its association with host-specific pollinating seed parasite (Epicephala).. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33:1065-1081.

Odermatt P, S. Habe, D. Tran, V. Duong, W. Zwang, K. Phommathet, S. Nakamura, H. Barennes, M. Strobel and G Dreyfuss 2007 Pragonimiasis and its intermediate hosts in a transmission focus in Lao PDR.. Acta Tropica 103:108-115.

Nakazawa, T., N. Ishida, N. Kato and N. Yamamura 2007 Larger body size with higher predation rate. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16:362-372.

Kuroda, Y., Y. Sato, Bounphanousay C., Y., Kono, and K. Tanaka 2007 Genetic Structure of Three Oryza AA Genome Species (O. rufi pogon, O. nivara and O. sativa) as Assessed by SSR Analysis on the Vientiane Plain of Laos.. Conserv. Genet. 8:149-158.

Kato, M. and K. Ohsuga 2007 A new tellinoidean bivalve in seagrass beds in the Ryukyu Archipelago. Venus 65:291-297.

Kameda, Y., A. Kawakita and M. Kato 2007 Cryptic genetic divergence and associated morphological differentiation in the arboreal land snail Satsuma (Luchuhadra) largillierti (Camaenidae) endemic to the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:519-533.

Jaruntorn Boonyanuphap, Katsutoshi Sakurai, Sota Tanaka 2007 Soil nutrient status under upland farming practice in the Lower Northern Thailand. Tropics 16(3):215-231.

Goto, R. and M. Kato 2007 Obligate commensalism of Curvemysella paula (Bivaldia, Galeommatidae) with hermit crabs. Marine Biology 151:1615-1622.

Narong Koonkhunthod, Katsutoshi SAKURAI, and Sota TANAKA, 2007 Composition and Diversity of Woody Regeneration in a 37-year-old Teak (Tectona grandis L.) Plantation in Northern Thailand. Forest Ecology and Management 247:246-254.

Funakawa,S., T. Minami, Y. Hayashi, S. Naruebal, C. Noichana, T. Panitkasate, R. Katawatin, T. Kosaki and E. Nawata 2007 Process of runoff generation in different cultivated slopes in Northern and Northeast Thailand. J. Trop. Agric. 51:12-21.

Chen, Z., He, M., Sakurai, K., Kang, Y., and Iwasaki, K. 2007 Concentrations and chemical forms of heavy metals in urban soils of Shanghai, China. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 53(4):517-529.

Kotera, A. and E. Nawata 2007 Role of plant height in the submergence tolerance of rice: A simulation analysis using an empirical model.. Agric. Water Manage. 89:49-58.

Ochiai, Yukino 2007 Decorating with plants: Coix seed beads for everyday life in mainland Southeast Asia.. Takeshi Matsui (ed.) Shizen no Shigenka. Koubundo, pp.123-159. (in Japanese)

Nonaka, K 2007 Humanity and Nature in Vientiane Plain, Lao PDR. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue):1-2. BOUNTHONG, B. et al. eds

Tanaka, K., Yokoyama, S. and Phalakhone, K. 2007 Land Allocation Program and Stabilization of Swidden Agriculture in the Northern Mountain Region of Laos. Shifting Agriculture in Asia: Implications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.,

Takeda, Shinya 2007 Land Allocation Program in Lao PDR: The Impacts on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and Livelihoods in Marginal Mountainous Area. Local Knowledge and Its Potential Role for Sustainable Agro-Based Development in Lao PDR,. Center for Southeast Asian Studies Research Report Series, 113. Kyoto, pp.93-99.

Ochiai, Yukino 2007 Shifting agriculture and millet cultivation in southern Chin State, Myanmar.. K. G. Saxena. L. Liang and K. Rekasem (ed.) Shifting Agriculture in Asia: Implications for Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh,

Ultra V. U. Y., Tanaka, S., Sakurai, K., and Iwasaki, K., 2007 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus aggregatum) influences biotransformation of arsenic in the rhizoshphere of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 53(4):499-508.

Tanaka, S., Wasli, M.E.B., Kotegawa, T., Seman, L., Sagang, J., Kendawang, J.J., Sakurai, K., and Morooka, Y. 2007 Soil prpperties of secondary forests under shifting cultivation by the Iban of Sarawak, Malaysia in relation to vegetation condition. Tropics, 16(4):385-398.

Ochiai, Yukino 2007 Food culture based on swidden agriculture of hill peoples.. Shizen to Bunka Soshite Kotoba 3:42-49. (in Japanese)

Yokoyama, S. and Ochiai Y. 2007 Plant uses and spatial cognition of mountain people in rural Laos.. Proceedings of the General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 72:147. (in Japanese)

Tanaka, Kenzo, D. Hattori, K. Sakurai, J.J. Kendawang, I. Ninomiya 2007 Effect of crown liberation to the growth and leaf photosynthetic traits on some dipterocarp seedlings in the logged over tropical rainforest, Sarawak, Malaysia.. Kanto Shinrin Kenkyu 58:105-108. (in Japanese)

Nakamura, Satoshi 2007 Schistosomiasis mekongi endemic in the Mekong watershed: Present situation of the schistosomiasis in Lao PDR. Modern Media 53:217-227. (in Japanese)

Kubo, Masatoshi 2007 A Framework of Developing Time-space Integrated Archives: Back and forth in micro-macro level, Cychronicle. Report of Study on Sharing System for Cultural Information Resources. pp.51-54. National Institute of Japanese Literature

Iwasa, Mitsuhiro 2007 Bo pen nyang, Bo khit lai: “Life Posture” in Lowland Village of Laos. The Health Care 49:328-332. (in Japanese)

Adachi, Y., S. Miyagawa, S. Sivilay and K. Nonaka 2007 Diversifi cation in the villages of Xaythani district, Vientiane municipality of Lao PDR in terms of the Resources Utilization and Agricultural Production.. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue):19-38. Bounthong, B. et al. eds.

Yokoyama, S. 2007 Formation of a Rural Backpacker Enclave in a Developing Country: Case Study of Vang Vieng, Laos.. Geographical Review of Japan 80:591-613. (in Japanese)

Pagamas P. and E. Nawata 2007 Effect of high temperature during the seed development on quality and chemical compositions in chili pepper seed.. Japan. J. Trop. Agric. 51:22-29.

Nishikawa, Kazutaka 2007 The Circumstances Surrounding the Erection of a Stone Inscription Concerning Prohibitions against Felling Trees in Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Journal of the Institute of Cultural Science, Chuo Universtiy 61:101-129. (in Japanese)

Kobayashi, C., Y. Fukasawa, D. Hirose and M. Kato 2007 Contribution of symbiotic mycangial fungi to larval nutrition of a leaf-rolling weevil.. Evolutionary Ecology DOI 10.1007/s 10682-007-9196-2.

Kobayashi, C. and M. Kato 2007 Effects of leaf quality and microhabitat on the survival of a leaf-rolling weevil (Attelabidae).. Ecological Research 22:150-155.

Kendawang, JJ, Ninomiya, I., Tanaka, K., Ozawa, T., Hattori, D., Tanaka, S., and Sakurai, K. 2007 Effects of burning strength in shifting cultivation on early stage of secondary succession in Sarawak, Malaysia.. Tropics, 16(4):309-321.

Tomokawa, Sachi, Toshio Kobayashi, Eiko Kaneda, Kazuhiko Moji Bangoon Nisaygnag, Boungnong Boupha Surveying factors related to children’s Opisthorchis viverrini infection to primary school children in rural central-southern Laos-Influence of parent’s habit of eating raw fish on their children’s one-. Japanese Society of Health and Human Ecology 74(1). (in Japanese)

Rosy Ne Win, R.Suzuki and S. Takeda, Logging impacts on Land Cover Changes in the Kabaung Reserved Forest, The Bago Mountains, Myanmar. Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 51(Extra issue 2):33-34.

Adachi,Yoshinao, Shuichi Miyagawa, Kozo Kamiya, Maki Seko, and Sengdeaune Sivilay Instability of Rice Production and its Influences on the Farming Systems in a Rain-fed Rice Growing Village of Vientiane Plain, Laos.. Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 51(Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture 51(ex.1):27-28. (in Japanese)

Ochiai, Yukino ecorating with seeds: plant uses in mainland Southeast Asia.. Shizen to Bunka Soshite Kotoba 3:106-114. (in Japanese)

Yokoyama, Satoshi Area Study and GIS: As an Analytical Tool for Forest Management. Kajita et al (ed.) Introduction to Area Research. Nakanishiya Shuppan, pp.105-116. (in Japanese)

Ono, E. and S. Sivilay Effects of seasonal water level fl uctuation on agricultural land use in the Vientiane Plain, Lao PDR. Nature, Human and Environment (The Lao Agriculture and Forestry Journal, Special Issue):3-11. Bounthong, B. et al. eds.

Ono, E. Yokoyama, S. and Nonaka, K The beginning of Nature and Society Study. Proceedings of the General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers 2:146. (in Japanese)

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Masatoshi Kubo Historical Analysis using YUNNAN Chronicle: Toward Developing Time-space Integrated Archives for Analysis and Presentation of Cultural Resources. PNC and ECAI 2007 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings P, 2008.10.20, University of California Berkeley, San Francisco.

Ngoc Kien Chu, Noi Nguyen Van, Sota Tanaka, Yumei Kang, Katsutoshi Sakurai, and Kozo Iwasaki. Distribution of metals and metalloids in soils around tin and tungsten mines in Vietnam. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Kansai Branch, 2007.12.17, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima.

Sachi Tomokawa Examination for identify the risk factors related children’s Opisthorchis viverrini infection for primary school children in rural central-southern Laos: Influence on the parent’s consciousness ,attitude , practice about children’s eating raw fish give to the children’s Opisthorchis viverrini infection. 3rd Society for child health in Hiroshima,, 2007.12.09, Hiroshima city hospital, Hiroshima.

Norhaidi Yunus, Sota Tanaka, Atsushi Torii Yoshiyuki Inagaki, Katsutoshi, Sakurai Soil nutrient fluxes in Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtuse) forest in comparison with invaded Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) site at Naruyama, Kochi prefecture, Japan. Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2007.12.07, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima.

S. Tachibe, S. Tanaka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Logie Seman, Jonathan Lat, and K. Sakurai valuation on soil fertility of the hill agriculture in Sarawak, Malaysia. (Part 2) Characteristics of pepper garden and oil palm plantation. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Kansai Branch,, 2007.12.07, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima.

Hyakiumura Kimihiko Avoiding Land Conflict is The Key to Promoting Suitable Rehabilitation in Asia. JICA triaging for forester on Reforestation of degraded land in Asia and Africa, 2007.12.06, JICA Yokohama, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa.

Satoshi Yokoyama Panelist for International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos. nternational Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos, 2007.12.01, Luang Nam Tha, Laos.

Shinya Takeda “Lac cultivation as a strategy for the ‘stabilization’ of shifting cultivation: A case study from a Khmu village in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR. International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos, 2007.11.30-2007.12.01, Provincial Hall of Luang Nam Tha, Laos..

Yukino Ochiai and Satoshi Yokoyama The use of plants in everyday life: The cultural landscape and complex subsistence activities practiced in a hill villages of northern Laos. International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos,, 2007.11.30-2007.12.01, Provincial Hall of Luang Nam Tha, Laos..

Abe Ken-ichi, Only Wild Forest is important for Creature?. The 22nd RHIN Civil Seminar, 2007.11.19, Lecture Room, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

Chiaki Muto Observation of Glutinous in Laos. The 56th Planning Exhibition Tenri University Sankokan Museum “Khao Neaw” Glutinous Rice, People and Life in Laos,, 2007.11.10, Tenri University Sankokan Museum, Tenri-city, Nara.

Abe Ken-ichi, Comments on Session 1 Biodiversity Changes and Land Use, Session 2 Bio-resources and Indigenous Knowledge and Session 3 Eco-politics and Conservation Asian Green Belt. The 2nd RIHN International Symposium on Asian Green Belt: Its Past, Present and Future,, 2007.10.31, Miel Parque Kyoto.

Abe Ken-ichi, "Regional Aspects on Chinese Environmental Issues". The 4th Study Meeting on RIHN Initiative for Chinese Environmental Issues,, 2007.10.18, 3-4 Seminar Room, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

Abe Ken-ichi Objectives of the symposium. International Symposium :Forest Stewardship and Community Empowerment: Local Commons in Global Context, 2007.10.11-2007.10.12, Kyoto International Community House. Kyoto. enter for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University / Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration Research Project, COE program, The University of Tokyo/ Afrasian Center for Peace and Development Studies, Ryukoku University

Sachi Tomokawa Examination of risk factors for effectiveness control of Opisthorchis viverrini infection for primary school children in rural central-southern Laos: Relationship between parents and their children’s raw eating fish custom. 22t h Japan Association for International Health,, 2007.10.08, Osaka University, Osaka.

Haruo Saito, and Yasuyuki Kosaka The Fertility of the Flatland Forests - The Diversity of Plant and Fungi Resources on the Vientiane Plain. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2007.10.07, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Satoshi Fukuda The formation of forest management in Japan: from relationship between villagers and experts in forestry.. The Folklore Society of Japan, 2007.10.07, Otani Univ. Kyoto..

Ken-ichi Nonaka our-dimensional Topography: Diverse Resource Utilization on the Vientiane Plain in Laos, and its Background... Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Faculty of Letters at Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Chisato Takenaka and Rie Tomioka Water-related Issues in Rain-fed Rice Growing Regions – From the Perspective of Water Quality. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Shuichi Miyagawa, Yoshinao Adachi, and Maki Seko The Present and Future of Paddy Field Rice Cultivation - Survival Strategies for Rice Cultivation in Villages left out of Irrigation Schemes.. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Tetsuro Ajisaka, and Akiko Ikeguchi Diversity of Natural Resource Utilization in Water Areas. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Akiko Ikeguchi, and Yuichiro Nishimura Generation Gaps and Resource Utilization Activities in Family Labour.. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Yuichiro Nishimura, and Kohei Okamoto The Emergence of Commuting Factory Workers in Rural Villages on the Outskirts of Vientiane, and the Resulting Changes in Daily Life.. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto City.

Kumiko Kato, Yanatan Isara, and Akiko Ikeguchi War, Development, and Marketization: A History of the Villages of the Vientiane Plain. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Yoshinao Adachi, Ken-ichi Nonaka, and Norihito Itabashi Diverse Utilization brought about by the Behaviour of Living Things. ymposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Kumiko Kato and Yanatan Isara alt Manufacture from Flower of Salt in the Vientiane Plain. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Ken-ichi Nonaka, Hye-Sook Park, and Kohei Okamoto Four-dimensional Topography: Diverse Resource Utilization on the Vientiane Plain in Laos, and its Background (Explanation of the main points).. Symposium at the Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers., 2007.10.06, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Abe Ken-ichi, Comment on Session 6 :The Sea of Japan and Satoyama. ymposium on Environment around The Sea of Japan, 2007.09.28, Kanazawa University.

Yutaka Midorikawa, Kaoru Midorikawa, Satoshi Nakamura, Bounkong Syhavong, Seng-Khygnavong Vikham, Chantharavady Chounlamany, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Sayamong Kohoun, Valy Keoluangkhot Kongsap Akkhavong Alzheimer’s disease, life style related disease and infectious disease research in Lao PDR. National Health Research Forum to Promote the Health Research Systems Strengthening in Lao PDR., 2007.09.24-2007.09.26, Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR..

Mitsuhiro Iwasa Middle Ground for Making Health Policy in Laos. National Health Research Forum to Promote the Health Research Systems Strengthening in Lao PDR., 2007.09.24-2007.09.27, Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR..

Kiyohito Okumiya, Masashi Kirinoki, Yuichi Chigusa, Shigehisa Habe, Naoko Nihei, Miki Miyoshi, Kotoko Suzuki, Kongsap Akkhavong, Michel Strobel, Boungnong Boupha, and Satoshi Nakamura Is paragonimiasis still infested in Savannakhet? -A case study of Sonkong district-. National Health Research Forum to Promote the Health Research Systems Strengthening in Lao PDR., 2007.09.24-2007.09.27, Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR..

Sachi Tomokawa Identification of risk factors related Opisthorchis viverrini infection of primary school children in rural southern Lao PDR: Frequency of eating high risk fish and preference of cooking methods. National Health Research Forum to Promote the Health Research Systems Strengthening in Lao PDR.,, 2007.09.24-2007.09.27, Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR..

Takehisa Isemura, Akito Kaga, Norihiko Tomooka, D.A. Vaughan, QTL analysis for domestication related traits in rice bean (Vigna umbellata). Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Breeding, 2007.09.22-2007.09.23, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka..

Chiaki Muto Genetic diversity of upland black rice landrace "Gohiyan" in Northern Laos, using mPing marker. The 112th annual meeting of Japanese Society of Breeding, 2007.09.22, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka-city..

Satoshi Yokoyama Current Swidden agriculture in Southeast Asia.. 10th anniversary symposium of Siiba Museum of Folk Performing Arts., 2007.09.22, Siiba Development Center, Siiba, Miyazaki, Japan.

Satoshi Nakamura, Yutaka Midorikawa, Kaoru Midorikawa, Bounpheng Sonsangsack, Trykhouane Phoutavane, Kampheng Chomlasak, Toru Watanabe, Nanthasane Vannavong, Shigehisa Habe, Yasuyuki Kosaka, Kongsap Akkhavong, Michel Strobel, Boungnong Boupha, Water, livelihood and health at a resettlement village in Lao PDR. A case study of Attopeu Province. 14th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, 2007.09.09-2007.09.15, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo .

Maki Seko The Influence of Trees on the Growth and Completion of Rice Crops in Rain-fed Paddy Fields in Laos. 138th Lecture Meeting of the Tokai Branch of Crop Science Society of Japan, 2007.09.06, Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center, Shizuoka City.

S. Tachibe, S. Tanaka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Logie Seman, Jonathan Lat, and K. Sakurai Evaluation on soil fertility of the hill agriculture in Sarawak, Malaysia. (Part 1) Secondary forest, rubber plantation, pepper plantation. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition,, 2007.08.22-2007.08.24, , Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

V.U. Ultra, A. Nakayama, S. Tanaka, Y. Kang, K. Sakurai, K. Iwasaki Influence of amorphous iron hydroxide amendments on soil microbial community in the rhizosphere of rice irrigated with arsenic contaminated water. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition,, 2007.08.22-2007.08.24, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

T. Kotegawa, S. Tomita, Y. Kono, S. Tanaka, and K. Sakurai Analytical pedology on the selection of the rice variety in the paddy field by the local people. Case study of a village at Namo District, Udomxay, Laos.. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition,, 2007.08.22-2007.08.24, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Yukino Ochiai Community challenge to conservation and commercialization: A case study of Aobana (Commelina communis var. hortensis) in Kusatsu City, Japan. International forum on protecting intellectual property rights of traditional knowledge and sustainable development., 2007.08.12, Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan Province, China.

Yukino Ochiai and Satoshi Yokoyama Plant uses mapping in villages of northern Laos: An ecological approach to allocation and process. International workshop on sustainable land management network in the mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia., 2007.08.11, Shinyua Hotel, Yunnan Province, China.

Mizuki Ikehara, Hiromichi Yamaguchi, Takahito Yamamoto, Satoshi Nakamura, Masanori Kawanaka, Yasuo Ono A case report on paragonimiasis which was found by chest pain patient of Laos. 178th Kanto branch meeting of Japanese Respiratory Society, , 2007.07.21, Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo.

Hashimura Osamu River fishery in Tropical Monsoon. the 3rd meeting in Kansai of the ecoculture-study, 2007.07.01, Kinki University.

Sachi Tomokawa Preliminary research for identify the risk factors related children’s Opisthorchis viverrini infection in rural southern Lao: Eating habit of risk- fish of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in family and eating raw fish in children.. 39t h Association of School Health in Chugoku-Shikoku,, 2007.06.24, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima.

Sachi Tomokawa Health education that extends from Hiroshima to the world : Children’s physical and intellectual ability in Africa and Asia: Power for me to survive there. 39th Association of School Health in Chugoku-Shikoku, 2007.06.24, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima.

Yukino Ochiai, Yuuka Sato, Mariko Ue and Testu Kubota Traveling Museum activity in Laos for sharing research results. Joint research meeting, 2007.06.21, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University.

Ochiai Yukino Ensete glaucum, Musaceae, for everyday life in the periphery of Burma. Annual meeting of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16, Kochi Univ., Kochi..

T. Kotegawa, S. Tomita, Y. Kono, S. Tanaka, and K. Sakurai Selection of the rice variety in the paddy field at the mountainous region of Northern Laos. Case study of a village at Namo District, Udomxay. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

I. Ninomiya, R. Furutani, K. Tanaka, D. Hattori, S. Tanaka, and K. Sakurai Biomass of secondary forest at Sarawak, Malaysia. (II) Alometry equation for four forest types.. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

Ram Krishna Shrestha, Katsutoshi Sakurai and Sota Tanaka Organic matter based farming practices and their effect on soil fertility of upland soils in Midhills of Nepal: A case study of Kavrepalanchok, Nepal. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

C.N. Kien, K. Sakurai, Y. Kang, S. Tanaka, and K. Iwasaki, Distribution of metals and metalloids in soils around tin and tungsten Mines in Vietnam. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology,, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

Narong Koonkhunthod, Katsutoshi Sakurai and Sota Tanaka Composition and diversity of woody regeneration in 37-year-old teak (Tectona grandis L.) Plantation in Northern Thailand. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-9200.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

Ochiai Yukino and Yuuka Sato Traveling Museum activity in Laos. Annual meeting of the Japan University Museum Society, 2007.06.08, Kyusyu Univ., Fukuoka.

Tsutomu Kaneshige Fengshui Judgment on Village Landform: A Case Study on Village Fengshui of Dong People, Southwest China. the 41st meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology., 2007.06.02, Nagoya University.

Mitsuhiro Iwasa Anthropological Turn in Bioethics, Bioethical Turn in Medical Anthropology: Case Study of the dying process in lowland village of Laos”. Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, The 41st Annual Meeting,, 2007.06.02, Nagoya University,.

Nagatani Chiyoko, The Dynamics of the Formation of Cultural Genres: on Tourism and ‘Religious Culture’ in Dehong, Yunnan province. the 41st meeting of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, 2007.06.02, Nagoya University.

Kashinaga Masao Les outils de la pensée : étude comparative des «textes» et de leurs fonctions socials. Les usages des chroniques dans les funérailles aux villages taï -noirs, Viet-nam, Table Ronde, co-organisée par le Musée National d'Ethnologie et la Maison des Sciences de l' Homme, 2007.05.29, Maison des Sciences de l' Homme, Paris. (in French)

Kongsap Akkhavong, Satoshi Nakamura, Hajime Matsuda, Masashi Kirinoki, Jun Matsumoto, Shigehisa Habe, Viroj Kitikoon, Toru Watanabe, Naoko Nihei, Kotoko Suzuki, and Boungnong Boupha Evaluation of control of schistosomiasis mekongi in Lao PDR. 5th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health,, 2007.05.24-2007.05.28, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherland.

Tomoko Nakata Socioeconomic change in the villages situated along Route 23, Southern Laos. The Second International Conference on Lao Studies., 2007.05.05, Arizona State University.

Piyanath Pagamas and Eiji Nawata Sensitivity of Shishito pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) to high temperature stress at fruit and seed development. Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,, 2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Wada, Y. and E. Nawata Differences of home garden between villages –A case study of middle southern Laos-.. Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,, 2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Ono R. and E. Nawata Status of self-sufficient crops in villages of Karen, an ethnic minority in Northern Thailand. Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture, 2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Duncan A. Vaughan, Norihiko Tomooka, Akito Kaga, S. Yamanaka, Rosa Kambuou, Janet Poafa, T. Isemura and Y. Kuroda, The framework and results of genetic resources collaboration with Papua New Guinea. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture, 2007.03.31-2007.04.01, okyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo.

Norihiko Tomooka, AkitoKaga, Bubpa Chaitieng, Peerasak Srinives, Prakit Somta, Anat Watanasit, D.A. Vaughan, Takehisa Isemura, Yosuke Kuroda, Growth analysis of a Multiple Organ Gigantism (MOG) mutant of black gram (Vigna mungo) cultivar (BC48).. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,, 2007.03.31-2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Norihiko Tomooka, Souvan Thadavong, Phoumi Inthapanya, D. A . Vaughan, Akito Kaga, Takehisa Isemura, Yosuke Kuroda, A survey of legume genetic resources in Lao PDR.. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,, 2007.03.31-2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

Norihiko Tomooka, Kenji Irie, Yuzo Kobayashi A survey of leguminous crops cultivation in Republic of Benin, West Africa. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture,, 2007.03.31-2007.04.01, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo..

【Poster Presentation】

Eisuke Ono Satoshi Yokoyama and Ken-ichi Nonaka Beginning Research on Nature and Society.. The Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, 2007.10.24, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

Ken-ichi Nonaka and Nozomi Yamahara The Use of Geographical Illustration in Representing the Relationship between People and the Environment.. The Autumn 2007 Study Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers,, 2007.10.24, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City.

C.N. Kien, K. Sakurai, S. Tanaka, T. Nishina, L.T. Son, and K. Iwasaki, Distribution of Chromium, Cobalt and Nickel in Soils near Chromium Mine in Vietnam. Eighth Conference of the East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science, 134, 2007.10.23, Tsukuba.

Mohd. Effendi bin Wasli, Sota Tanaka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Jonathan Lat, Yoshinori Morooka, Katsutoshi Sakurai Soils under Secondary Vegetation Succession after Shifting Cultivation Practices: A Comparison of Imperata cylindrical and Dicranopteris linearis Dominated Fallow Lands.. Eighth Conference of the East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science, 134, 2007.10.23, Tsukuba.

V. U. Ultra, Jr., A. Nakayama, S. Tanaka, Y. Kang, K. Sakurai, and K. Iwasaki, Potential of Amorphous Iron-(Hydr)Oxide Amendment for Alleviating Arsenic Toxicity in Paddy Rice.. Eighth Conference of the East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science, 134,, 2007.10.23, Tsukuba.

Takashi Kotegawa, Shinsuke Tomita, Yasuyuki Kono, Sota Tanaka, Katsutoshi Sakurai Indigenous Knowledge to Select Rice Varieties in Lowland Paddy Fields: A Case Study in Ay village, Northern Laos.. Eighth Conference of the East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science, 134, 2007.10.23, Tsukuba.

Thanakorn Lattirasuvan, Katsutoshi Sakurai, Sota Tanaka Ecological Characteristics of Home-Gardens under Traditional and Modern Management Practices in Northern Thailand. Eighth Conference of the East and Southeast Asian Federation of Soil Science, 134, 2007.10.23, Tsukuba.

Yokoyama Satoshi, Ochiai Yukino Plant uses and spatial cognition of mountain people in rural Laos. The General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers,, 2007.10.06, Kumamoto, Japan.

Akito Kaga, Norihiko Tomooka, Takehisa Isemura, Yosuke Kuroda, D.A., Genetic characteristics of adaptation and fitness related traits in backcross progenies between azuki bean and its close relative, V. nepalensis. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Breeding, 2007.09.22-2007.09.23, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka..

Yosuke Kuroda, Akito Kaga, Yoshitake Takada, Shin Kato, Hiroshi Yano, Norihiko Tomooka, D.A. Vaughan, Effect of genes from G. max on fitness-related traints of G. soja. II. QTL regarding seed number and seed winter-survival in a G. soja x G. max BC1 population. Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Breeding, 2007.09.22-2007.09.23, Yamagata University, Tsuruoka..

Narong Koonkhunthoda, Katsutoshi Sakurai, Sota Tanaka, Estimation of Site Quality Index of Teak by Using Soil Properties in Northern Thailand. a, International Symposium on Forest Soils and Ecosystem Health, 69-70, August 2007, Noosa, Australia.

Arifin Abdu, Sota Tanaka, Shamshuddin Jusop, Zahari Ibrahim, Nik Muhamad Majid, Daisuke Hattori, Katsutoshi Sakurai Soil nutrient status of rehabilitated degraded forestland in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. International Symposium on Forest Soils and Ecosystem Health, 69-70, August 2007, Noosa, Australia.

A. Sueyasu, M. Tanasombat, S. Tanaka, and K. Sakurai Agroforestry on the Northern Thailand aiming at the development of agriculture of the mountainous area. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

S. Tachibe, S. Tanaka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Logie Seman, Jonathan Lat, and K. Sakurai Current status of agriculture on the hilly area and their soil fertility at Sarawak, Malaysia. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

Mohd. Effendi bin Wasli, Sota Tanaka, Yoshinori Morooka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Jonathan Lat, and Katsutoshi Sakurai Vegetation succession after shifting cultivation practices in Sarawak; Comparison between the lands dominated by Imperata cylindrica and Dicranopteris linearis. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology,, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

D. Hattori, K. Tanaka, S. Tanaka, T, Ichie, I. Ninomiya, J.J. Kendawang, and K. Sakurai Experimental silviculture at Sarawak, Malaysia. – Influence of soils and light intensity on the growth of the seedling of several Dipterocarpaceae. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

Arifin Abdu, Sota Tanaka, Shamshuddin Jusop, nik Muhamad Majid, Daisuke Hattori, and Katsutoshi Sakurai Acacia mangium as nurse tree for rehabilitation on degraded forestland in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia.. Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, 2007.06.16-2007.06.17, Kochi University, Kochi..

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Nakamura Satoshi, Lecturer, International Medical Centre of Japan, Mitsuo Kida, Yoshio Ono, Masayuki Okada, Yoshimi Hirayama, Paneslists. Symposium of Medical Care and livelihood among people in the Mekong watershed, 2007.12.08, .

Abe Ken-ich and Yokoyama Satoshi Laotian and Chinese research collaboration for sustainable natural resources management. International Workshop on Sustainable Natural Resources Management of Mountainous Regions in Laos, 2007.11.30-2007.12.01, Provincial Hall of Luang Nam Tha, Laos..