2017.7.12

Report:Invited Lecture in Obihiro City, Hokkaido (Norie Tamura, RIHN Senior Researcher/WG3 Chair)

I was invited to the General Meeting of Higashi Hokkaido Mokuzai Kyokai (East Hokkaido Logging Association)  in Obihiro City, Hokkaido on June 2nd, 2017, at which I gave a lecture entitled “Thinking about the Future of Forestry: Policy, Resources, Distribution and Society.” The invitation was mad...

2017.7.4

Report:WG4 Meeting with Stakeholders in Tsukuba (Takeshi Osawa, Shigeto Sudo, Ayaka Kishimoto-Mo, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences-NARO/WG4)

On June 19th, 2017, WG4 organized a meeting with stakeholders working on environmentally sustainable agriculture at Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The participants included those from agricult...

2017.6.19

Report:Playing with food in FEAST’s gaming workshops (Astrid Mangnus, Utrecht University)

On the 11th and 28th of May, FEAST hosted two gaming workshops in a series of activities around the future of food in collaboration with Prof. Joost Vervoort and myself, visiting researchers form Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Earlier activities include three backcasting focus groups for the f...

2017.6.14

Report:Visiting Kushiro City, Hokkaido (Norie Tamura, RIHN Senior Project Researcher and WG3 Chair)

I visited Kushiro City, Hokkaido from May 31st to June 2nd, 2017 with a specific objective to learn about how local people try to make the best use of Yezo shika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis). Working Group 3 of FEAST Project works around the theme of sustainable food production that is also in ...

2017.6.9

Report:Introducing Dr. Max Spiegelberg, a new FEAST Project Researcher: -Study-Work-Study-Work-

In 2013 I returned to university as a student again following 5 years of work in development cooperation and education for sustainable development. After my thirst for knowledge had brought me already to the far east of Germany (B.Sc. at Brandenburg Technical Uni Cottbus), to the middle-east for my ...

2017.6.1

Report:JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 (Christoph Rupprecht and Kazuhiko Ota, FEAST Project Researchers)

This year, JpGU-AGU (Japan Geoscience Union – American Geophysical Union) Joint Meeting was held again at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from May 20th to 25th, in which Christoph Rupprecht and Kazuhiko Ota from FEAST HQ participated. The members of JpGU mainly come from the field of geoscience i...

2017.5.12

Report:Exploring better food futures for Kyoto prefecture though visioning and back-casting Astrid Mangnus (Utrecht University)

At the center of FEAST's research are the complex sustainability issues faced by modern-day agrifood systems. One of the ways in which the project aims to address these challenges is by envisioning plausible futures and initiating democracy-oriented food experiments and actions. Visioning is a metho...

2017.5.10

Report:FEAST at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2017 in Boston (Project Researcher, Christoph Rupprecht)

In early April, almost everyone from the FEAST HQ went on a long trip all the way from Kyoto to Boston. There we attended the AAG Annual Meeting 2017, the biggest geography conference in the world where over 9,000 researchers meet to present and discuss their latest work. It was an exciting and inte...

2016.9.8

Report:FEAST Project Retreat 2016 with WG chairs in Nagano

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Members of Executive Commitee were gathered in Nagano from September 5th to 7th to 1) report the project's and Working Groups' research progress, 2) report the budget use and 3) to discuss the future plans. Great job to everyone who attended the meeting! ...

2016.8.19

Report:RIHN and Kameoka City signed MOU

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FEAST Project seeks to conduct its research in collaboration with those who are engaged in local food production/consumption/distribution and food-related practices in Kameoka City, Kyoto. To start the five year research activities, RIHN and Kameoka City entered into a partnership by signing MOU a...