Mikako HAYASHI, Ph.D. Project Professor, Graduate School of SDM, Keio University

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Upon graduating from the Hokkaido University in Agriculture in 1976, she joined Sapporo Television Broadcasting as staff announcer. After nearly 10 years of her experience, she became a freelance TV caster in 1986. Meantime, she obtained Ph.D. in Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University in 2006. She has been a Special Research Professor in Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM) of Keio University since 2008. She is currently in charge of Agriculture Seminar.

Research Interests

  • Community building
  • Symbiosis of rural and urban
  • Food and agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Green tourism

Major Publications

  • "Hints of the Symbiosis of rural and urban" (Jurosha)
  • "Let's go to the rural area" (Jurosha)

Academic Affiliations

  • Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies (JASESS)
  • Japan Society for Urbanology

Research Groups

  • AGRI (Agricultural) Laboratory
  • Symbiotic System Design Laboratory