Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Examining agricultural, food, and environmental issues from a social science perspective

Department of Agricultural Economics

Approach World Agriculture/Food/Environment in the Light of Social Science.

This major aims at elucidation and development of Japanese and overseas agricultural and rural problems, food and environmental problems, and international economic issues in the light of social science. Active discussions between faculty members and graduate students on theoretical and empirical studies are emphasized.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

OURA Yuji, Professor

Study on Food Marketing and Consumer Behavior

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KANADA Norikazu, Professor

Econometric Study on Agricultural Trade

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KAMIOKA Miho, Professor

Economic Study on Food Consumption Structure and Food and Nutrition Education(Shokuiku)

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KITADA Kikuo, Professor

Study on Business Administration and Information of Farm Management

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SUGANUMA Keisuke, Professor

Study on the Problems of Agriculture and Rural Development in Asia

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TAKAYANAGI Nagatada, Professor

Economic Geographical Study on Global Food Systems

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TANAKA Hiroto, Professor

Study on Environmental Valuation

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TERAUCHI Mitsuhiro, Professor

Econometric study on food demand and supply

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HARA Juri, Professor

Sociological Study on Rural Life and Gender

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HOTTA Kazuhiko, Professor

Study on Rural Revitalization by the Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Network

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YOSHINO Keiko, Professor

Study on Resource management and Local Community in Japan and Third world

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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