Food and Resource Economics Course
Resource and Environmental Economics

Yasuo Ohe Prof. Ph.D.




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Prof. Ohe was born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa and graduated from Department of Agricultural Economics, Hokkaido University and earned Bachelor and Master Degrees and Ph.D. When he was in college, he travelled around Eurasia as a backpacker and conducted an expedition of ice field in the mid-winter Sea of Okhotsk. He has yearned and ventured the unknown. He worked as an officer in Hokkaido Prefecture Government, a researcher in Hokkaido National Agricultural Experiment Station, a Head of Rural System Laboratory in Chugoku National Agricultural Experiment Station. He moved to Chiba University in 1998 and became Professor since 2001. His research field is Rural Economics. His research topic is to clarify the possibility and roles of agriculture and rural areas in this century. To attain this aim, he conducts comparative analysis between Japan and Italy on development of rural tourism, roles of multifunctionality in agriculture and economic conditions for farm and rural diversification.
Head of Green Tourism Operators Course in Chiba, 2005-
Member of evaluation team for Roles of Agriculture Project United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2006-2007.
Editor-in-chief, Japanese Journal of Farm Management, 2003-2006
Member of the specially appointed test committee for Level 1 Recruitment Examination, National Personnel Authority of Japan, 2002-2005, 2007-2010
The Shon Hai-Sik Award (Asia Pacific Tourism Association in 2010)
Commended paper Award (Tourism Review in 2009)