Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameAki IMAIZUMI
AffiliationResearch Department
PositionProject Researcher
Arrival day2017-07-01
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1979
Academic CareerDivision of Natural Resource Economics. School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, PhD Course (2014)
Division of Natural Resource Economics. School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, M. Course (2008)
Department of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (2006)
Professional CareerResearcher in economic and financial affairs, Embassy of Japan in Luxembourg (2015-2017)
Project Researcher, Research Institute for Human and Nature (2017-)
Higher DegreesD. Ag. (Kyoto University, 2014)
Fields of SpecializationAgricultural Economics
Seed System Analysis
Management of Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources
AwardsThe best paper award of Agricultural Marketing Journal of Japan (2014)
AppealMy research field is agricultural economics, especially market management. I studied seed supply systems in organic farming based on fieldwork in Japan and the Netherlands. I am also interested in agricultural plant genetic resources management and I have analyzed farmers’ and public sectors’ activities for the conservation and use of local varieties in Japan and Europe. During my work as economic advisor at the Japanese embassy in Luxembourg, I studied the Luxembourgish dairy market and organic farming.