Special Feature: Food
The act of eating is an essential part of human daily life.
During the development of the act of eating within given natural environments, unique cultures have formed through the inter-regional exchanges brought about by the movement and migration of humans, since ancient times. With the rapid progress of globalization and information technology, food culture has now expanded into every corner of the world, transcending all existing boundaries and thereby creating a new history. At the same time, some people are suffering from hunger while others tackle the problems associated with obesity. Safety and distribution have become global issues with regard to food. What roles should academic studies play in these issues?
At Ritsumeikan University, researchers from a range of fields are tackling food and its culture in their research.
“White Food,” Supporting the Livelihoods of Nomads in Mongolia
Rescuing the Japanese Food Industry through a Combination of Food and Management
Microorganisms to Bring about a Change in Japanese Agriculture, Beginning with the Soil
Japanese Migrants Fishing in Pre-war Canada
Advertising, That Implies Hidden Qualities
Why is 6th Sector Industrialization in Agriculture not Working Out?
Toyohiko Matsubara/Shigenori Kusuoku
Ritsumeikan + Food
Conducting research in cooperation with local economies and communities, based on food