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Researcher Information

last modified:2021/04/14

Associate Professor KIKUCHI, Naoki

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Faculty, Affiliation

The Frontier Center for Tourism Science

College and School Educational Field

School of Economics, College of Human and Social Sciences


Academic Background



Kanazawa University Center for Urban and Regional Studies Associate Professor(2017/10/01-)
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature(2013/02/01-2017/09/30)
University of Hyogo/Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork(1999/10/01-2013/01/31)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society




Speciality Keywords

Environmental sociology

Research Themes


  •  Tetsu SATO, Naoki KIKUCHI,Editors Transdisciplinary Local Environmental Studies:Co-creating Knowledge Base for Societal Transformation toward Sustainability University of Tokyo Press 2018/01/10
  •  Sato,Chabay,Helgeson Transformations of Social-Ecological Systems:Studies in Co-creation Integrated Knowledge Toward Sustainable Futures Springer 2018/12/19
  •  Naoki Kikuchi Natural Heritage of Japan:Geomorphological,and Ecological Aspects Springer 2017/11/23


  •  Development of GEOPARK activities in Japan from the viewpoint of the secretariat for the Japanese Geopark Committee from 2005 to 2014 OHTANI Ryu, KIKUCHI Naoki Geoparks and Regional Resources 4 1 20-37 2019/12/19
  •  Characteristics of Japanese Geopark Officers and Their Multiple Activities Toward Sustainable Regional DevelopmentN Naomi KIKUCHI, Ryu OTANI, Mahito WATANABE, Tadahiro SHIBATA, Seiichi SAITO Geoparks and Regional Resources 3 13-26 2017/12/27
  •  Multiple roles of the Residential Researcher;Toward the Creation of Sustainable Communities Naomi KIKUCHI 180 80-88 2016/01
  •  Residential Research as a Methodology Naoki KIKUCHI Japanese Journal of Qualitative Psychology 14 75-88 2015/03/20
  •  Report of hearing survey to farmers engaging in “Ori- ental White Stork Friendly Farming Method” in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture Naoki KIKUCHI Reintroduction 2 1 107-119 2012/12/31

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  •  A Study on Re-introduction Project of the Oriental White Stork and Promotion of Community Development by Tourism Naoki KIKUCHI Wetland Research 2 3-14 2012
  •  The report of questionnaire survey on local people’s awareness for the re-introduction of Oriental White Storks Yuk HONDA, Naokii KIKUCHI Reintroduction 1 93-107 2011/12/31
  •  The report of the survey to the visitors of Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork Naoki KIKUCHI Reintroduction 1 87-92 2011/12/31
  •  Reintroduction of oriental white storks:ecological restoration and preparation for release into the wild based on the guidelines of IUCN Kabuki NAITO, Naomi KIKUCHI, Hiroshi IKEDA Japanese Journal qf Conservatio nEcology 16 181-193 2011
  •  ConstructingRegionalResourcesby ReintroductioPnroject of theOrientalWhite Stork Naoki KIKUCHI Geographical Sciences 65 3 11-25 2010
  •  ambiguous "Wild" in the case of the Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork Naoki KIKUCHI Journal of Environmental Sociology 14 86-99 2008/11/15

Conference Presentations

  • Reintroduction of Oriental White Storks into the Wild and Co-creation of Local Values(conference:JAPAN-KOREA RURAL PLANNING SEMINAR 2019)(2019/10/19)


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「エコミュージアムによる都市農村交流と地域環境管理の接合に関する実践的研究 」(2019-2021) 

Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Regional Management 2(2020)
○Regional Management 1(2020)
○Regional Management(2020)
○Lectures on Nonprofit Organizations(2020)
○Sociology in a Global World(2020)
○Lectures on Nonprofit Organizations(2019)
○Regional Management(2019)
○Study for Graduation(2018)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Lectures in Leading Regional Development Studies(2019)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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