Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameOTA Kazuhiko
AffiliationResearch Department
PositionProject Researcher
Arrival day20160401
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1985
Academic CareerDepartment of Agriculture, Regional Ecosystem, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (2008)
Master's degree in Symbiosis for Sustainable Sociology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (2010)
Doctoral degree in Social Sciences of Agriculture and Forest Symbiosis, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (2012)
Professional CareerPart-time lecturer at Musashi High School & Junior high school (2010)
Part-time lecturer at Toho High School & Junior High School (2010)
Part-time lecturer at Musashi University (2013)
Higher DegreesPhD(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology,2012)
Fields of SpecializationEnvironmental Ethics
Landschaft theory
Academic Society MembershipsThe Japan Association of Contemporary and Applied Philosophy
The Association for Kyosei Studies
Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Japanese Association for Comparative Philosophy
International Society for Environmental Ethics
American Association of Geographers




OTA Kazuhiko, MURATA Tomoyoshi, OHKURA Toshiaki, HAMADA Ryunosuke 2018,07 What Does “Soil Is Valuable” Mean? Institutional Design and Ethics for Sustainable Use of Soil Resources.. Paul B. Thompson, Kirill O. Thompson (ed.) Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspective: A Transpacific Dialogue. Springer, pp.197-211.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Kazuhiko Ota, Steven McGreevy Games and gaps for normative food futures: The role of researchers in facilitating creative transdisciplinary processes.. APsafe 2018, 2018.05.10-2018.05.12, National Taiwan University, Taipei.

Kazuhiko Ota How do we describe the enjoyment of informal food practices?: Analysis of theoretical framework and key concepts. American Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting 2018, 2018.04.10-2018.04.14, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans.

Kazuhiko Ota Benefits of relocalizing food and agriculture from an environmental ethics perspective. American Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting 2017, 2017.04.05-2017.04.09, Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Kazuhiko Ota What does "soil is valuable" mean?: Beyond mere food production. International Society for Environmental Ethics, 2016 Annual Conference, 2016.06.29-2016.07.02, Pace University, New York City.