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College of Economics  /
Department of Economics

 (Male)
 KIYOTO   KUROKAWA  Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of Economics
Ritsumeikan-Global Innovation Research Organization
Research Organization of Science and Technology   /
Research Center for Biological Resources
■Graduate school/University/other
03/1981  University of Tsukuba  College of Policy and Planning Sciences  Social and Economic Sciences  Graduated
03/2012  University of Tsukuba  Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences  Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development  Doctoral course  Completed
■Academic degrees
Ph.D. (03/2012 University of Tsukuba)  
■Career history
04/01/1981-03/31/1993  Mitsui Bank Ltd.
04/01/1993-02/28/2013  Japan International Cooperation Agency
04/01/2007-03/31/2014  Hokkaido University, Visiting Lectuer
04/01/2010-03/31/2011  Ritsumeikan Univerity, Visiting Lecturer
07/01/2010-03/31/2013  Yokohama National University/Professor
04/01/2013-  Faculty of Economics, Ritsumeikan University/Professor
■Committee history
06/2017-05/2021  Kusatsu City  Reform Commission on local government system of Kusatsu city
02/2019-03/2020  Koka city revitalization comittee by NHK Drama "Scarlet"  Committee member
04/2019-03/2020  Shiga Prefecture  Monitor on Shiga prefectural government
04/2017-03/2018  Biwako Broadcasting Co., Ltd.  Monitor on BBC program
12/2016-11/2017  the Japan Section of the RSAI  The 54th Annual Meeting of the Japan Section of the RSAI
12/2015-09/2016  The Japan Society for International Development (JASID)  Head of JASID 17th Spring Conference Secretariat
04/2015-03/2016  Faculty of Economics, Ritsumeikan University  Associate Dean
04/2009-03/2016  JASID (Japan Society for International Development)  大会組織委員会幹事
■Academic society memberships
JASID (Japan Society for International Development)  
JSRSAI: Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International  
Japan Economic Policy Association  
Agricultural Economics Society of Japan  
■Licenses and qualifications
Chinese proficiency test Level B  (1992)    TOEIC 940  (2003)    Systems Administrator  (2004)   
■Subject of research
Regional Development Economics.Economic gap between rural and urban is the most serious problem in the world, today. We are conducting socio-economic surveys to mesure the economic gap in the developing countries. And we are trying to propose the effective economic mesures.
Private sector development study in developing countries.
Economic Resilience
■Research summary
New roles of the private sector in developing country, Disaster prevention and economic development, Income gap between urban and rural area

 My research motivation is from my previous job experiences in JICA, Japan International Cooperation Agency and private mega bank in Japan. The new of the Official Development Assistance, especially new roles of the private sector development should be re-examined.
■Research keywords
Development Economics, Developing country, Regional economics, Economic resilience、SME development, Disaster prevention, Eco tourism, Environmental protection, Environmental risk management 
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Books
Social Research and Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Project  Utagawa Takuo, Kurokawa Kiyoto, Suzuki Motoi, Hamamoto Atsushi  Harvest sha  23-37,81-102  02/2013  978-4-86339-041-6
Significance of the Regional One-Product Policy
- How to use the OVOP/OTOP movements -  Murayama Hiroshi, Kurokawa Kiyoto, Kazuhisa Matsui, Kyungmi Son, Chaweewan Denpaiboon, Yoopin Claymore  Thammasat Printing House  1-13  12/2012  978-974-466-653-6
Sustainable Rural/Regional Development by attracting value added components into the rural areas.” (Chapter 7.) in “Designing Our Future -Perspectives on Bioproduction, Ecosystems and Humanity-”  Edited by Mitsuru Osaki, Ademola Braimoh and Ken’ichi Nakagam  United Nations University Press  03/2011  978-92-808-1183-4
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Papers
Impact of Trade Openness on Economic Growth: Evidences from BIMSTEC Countries  Shahrear Kawsar TOWHID, KUROKAWA Kiyoto  Social System Study  39, 65-81  09/2019
Challenges of Local Government Revitalization
by newly founded remains of an ancient city:
-A Case Study on Shigarakinomiya, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan -  Kiyoto KUROKAWA  JASID 2018 in Tsukuba University  11/2018
A Comparative Study on The Rural Economic Policy under The Aging Society between Northeast Thailand and Shiga Prefecture, Japan  KUROKAWA Kiyoto  Ritsumeikan Economic Review  65/ 5, 96-105  03/2017
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Research presentations
How to attract international tourists to Japanese rural area: - Lessons learned from SANPO-YOSHI, an old Japanese CSR philosophy -  Japan Section RSAI 55th Annual Meeting in Kurume University  09/13/2019
Flood Disaster Wastes and Rural Electrification:
A Case Study on Solar Panel and Acid Battery risks in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore  Japan Society for International Development (JASID) Spring Conference  06/15/2019
Challenges of Local Government Revitalization
by newly founded remains of an ancient city:
-A Case Study on Shigarakinomiya, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan -  JASID 2018 at Tsykuba University  11/24/2018
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Link to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-
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Courses taught
2019  SeminarII  Seminar
2019  International Economic Organization  Lecture
2019  Theme Study: Introduction to British Parliamentary Debate  Seminar
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■Message from researcher
Development economics is a branch of economics which deals with economic aspects of the development process in developing countries. Its focus is not only on methods of promoting economic development, but also on improving the social life.
 The world economy unites our life. All the university in the world is trying to open its door to the world. Development economics deals with economic aspects of the development process in developing countries. Its focus is not only on methods of promoting economic development, but also on improving the social life.
■URL
 Dr.Kurokawa's web page
■Tel
077-561-2796
■E-mail
  
■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Environmental risk control and evaluation
Environmental policy and social systems
Natural disaster / Disaster prevention science
Economic Policy
Agricultural science in rural society and development