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Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan 2007

The IGU/C World Conference of on Marginalization, Globalization and Regional and Local Response

August 20-25, 2007, Hokkai School of Commerce, Kitami, Japan

Critical reflections on Local and Regional Responses: Perspectives from the North and the South

  • 19 August: Arrival in Kitami, Hokkaido

  • 20 August: Plenary (morning), Parallel Sessions (afternoon, evening)

  • 21 August: Parallel Sessions (morning, afternoon, evening)

  • 22 August: Parallel Sessions (morning), Plenary (afternoon), Excursion (Evening; from the Suburbs of Kitami City to Abashiri City)

  • 23-25 August: Excursion (ended on evening of the 25th in front of Memanbetsu Airport)


August 20

  1. Opening greeting: Yasutaka Matsuo

  2. Welcoming speech: Masao Morimoto

  3. 2007 IGU/C 04.27 meeting’s opening address: Etienne Nel

  4. Walter Leimgruber, Towards a better world? Joining the forces to overcome deadlocks

  5. Jørgen Amdam, Commune structure- consequences for welfare production and regional development

  6. Toshio Kuroyanagi, Depopulation and countermeasures

  7. Etienne Nel, South Africa's Karoo: A study of economic marginalization and demographic change in South Africa's semi-arid interior

  8. Bae-Gyoon Park, Multi-scalar politics of globalization: politics of local economic development, spatially selective liberalization and the development of "special economic zones" in South Korea

  9. Jamalunlaili Abdullah, Globalization, Industrialization and Privatization: Impacts on Urban and Regional Development in Malaysia

  10. Kiyoshi Kobayashi: Economic sustainability of family farming in sparsely marginal areas

  11. Hans Westlund: Social capital as a driving force for local development and social economy entrepreneurship - a qualitative study based on Swedish examples

  12. Tetsuji Uemura: The forest resources and the forestry labour market in the Nichinan town in 30 years predicted by the framework of the accounting for forest management

  13. Pushkar K. Pradhan, Role of small market towns in rural-urban linkage development in the eastern hill area of Nepal

  14. Walter Zsilinscsar, The role and perspective communal cooperation policy in Austria

  15. Christian M. Rogerson, Budget tourism and local economic developments in peripheral regions: Backpacking in South Africa

  16. Taka Ueda: Some approaches to mathematical modeling of social capital ?interpretation as collective learning

  17. Lars Westin: Media, place, and social capital

  18. Kakuya Matsushima: A study on general equilibrium models with firm-household complex

August 21

  1. Yasutaka Matsuo, Ways out of the difficulties in agriculture in Japan

  2. Vít Jančák, Human capital in agricultural marginal regions in Czechia

  3. Daichi Kohmoto, Farmer's Attitudes toward the Promotion of Organic Agriculture in Sri Lankan Village: One Local Response to the Marginalization and Globalization

  4. Donald Lynch, The North or Polar Regions: Factors of changing marginality

  5. Samuele Patelli, Perceptions of marginality: the predominant role of historical, cultural, and psychological factors

  6. Tomáš Havlīček, Human and social capital in peripheral regions in Czechia

  7. Katsuhisa Ito: The social capitals and the change of community functions in depopulation areas- from the case study of 12 communities in san-in district -

  8. Anette Forsberg: Learning for active citizenship - local development in urban and rural areas

  9. Nozomi Kaminaga: The consideration of the factors giving satisfaction to local residents in case of Nnichinan town

  10. Ralf Blumenthal and Walter Leimgruber, Microfinance and the fight against poverty

  11. Takeko Iinuma, A Global Paradigm of Participatory Development and Local Interactions: Cases of Development Assistance in Laos

  12. Kenji Tsutsumi: Social ties and social capital in areas under shrinking and marginalization process in Japan

  13. Martin Paju: Cultural heritage as a catalyst for cooperation between municipalities

  14. Tokuhei Akibe, Ainu people in modern and contemporary ages: through the life histories of Grandfather, Mother and I

  15. Hideo Kirikae, Upward and Downward Direction --- Orientation of the Ainu

  16. Workshop of Ainu articrafts

  17. Bradley T. Cullen, Some hazards of entrepreneurship: a case study of Albuquerque's new businesses

  18. Padma Chandra Poudel, Trekking Tourism in Trans-Himalayan Valley of Nepal and the Response of the Marginal Community

  19. Steve Déry, Studying marginality through a multiscalar grid: a case study from protected areas in Vietnam

  20. Salleh Daim, Indigenous Community Involvement in Protected Area Management in Krau Wildlife Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia: Issues, Concerns & Opportunities

  21. Raghubir Chand, Khengpas of eastern Bhutan: Linkages and the population mobility behaviour of a marginal community

  22. Yuichiro Fujioka, Changes in local livestock farming related with the expansion of the national meat industry under Globalization in Namibia

  23. Roongchon Boonnudda, City Planning and Public Participation: A Case Study of Wat Gate Area, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  24. Doo-Chul Kim, Connotation of marginality under internalization of the nation: minorities at an upland multiethnic commune in central Vietnam

  25. Bindhy Wasini Pandey, Impact of climatic change on water resources in western Himalaya

  26. Tsuyoshi Hatori: The roles of social leisure for vitalizing depopulated communities

  27. Risa Kawashima: Building the artificial societie model for interaction between networks and norms

  28. Hayeong Jeong: Protocol analysis of a public debate using facet theory

  29. Haruna Suzuki: Study on Effects of Consumer Behavior on Place AttachmentDiscussant: Nozomi Kaminaga

August 22

  1. Ruth Kark, Consequences of the Ottoman Land Law: Agrarian and Privatization processes in Palestine, 1858-1918

  2. Woo-kung Huh, Can information technology revive rural areas? The case of e-village in Korea and Japan

  3. Donald Lynch, A tunnel, Oil and Gas in the Arctic: Gigantomania Again?

  4. Junya Fukumoto: An investigation on the roles of regional policy proposal system

  5. Malin Eriksson: Social capital and community participation in the context of health promotion

  6. Takato Yasuno: Lone risk analysis on diary data

  7. Stanko Pelc, Peripherality and marginality of Slovenian border areas along the Italian border

  8. Alison McCleery, The politics of peripherality in the context of globalisation: case studies from the North and South Atlantic

  9. Masaru Fujii: Study on the possibility of achieving the sustainnable development of rural areas utilizing social capital

  10. Mia Lind: Struggle and development - deconstructing gender bias in practical socioeconomic development work

August 22-25: Excursion

Theme: Economically depressed areas that are endowed with natural beauty attractions.


22nd August:

(14:00. Bus picks the suitcases at Kitami Tohwa Hotel) - 14:30. Bus comes to the parking of the venue. The participants get on it. – 15:00. Excursion starts – 15:15. Kitami Mint Memorial Museum. Distillation. Exhibition. 16:10 –Characteristic landscapes around Kitami. - 16:40. Information Centre. Display. An example of MAFF’s rural landscape conservation policy. 17:30- Travel from Kitami to Abashiri.- 18:30. Abashiri-ko Lake Hotel. Spa(A large bath room)/bath in a room. 19:30. Dinner (Japanese cuisine).

Note) MAFF is Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.

23rd August:

7:00. Breakfast. – 7:50. Start. – 8:00. Abashiri Prison Museum. 8:509:00. Okhotsk Ryu-hyo (Drift ice) Museum. 9:40. – 9:50. Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples. Curator 11:5012:20 Lunch at Abashiri Seafood Restaurant. 13:10. – 14:20. transparent Mashu Lake 14:50. – 15:20. Hatchery plant of salmon and trout 15:50. – 16:10. Kaiyou-dai observatory platform with a view to all directions 16:30. – 17:00. Shibetsu Salmon Museum. Curator Masaki Ichimura 18:00. – 18:30. Toyo Grand Hotel. Bath. 19:30. Dinner (Five round tables)

24th August:

7:00 Breakfast. – 8:00.Start. With lunch box for each. – 8:40. Notsuke Peninsula. Blighted trees in swamp. Border region with Russia. 9:00. – 9:45. –Bekkai-cho municipal office. Cultivation/ Land reclamation. Dairy farms. Training Institute 14:00. – 15:50. Kushiro Branch of Ainu Association of Hokkaido. Ainu ceremony/ritual. Artifacts and the facilities. Home environment for ‘Ainu’ the indigenous people. 18:00. - 18.20. Kushiro Tokyu Inn. Bath. 19:30 Dinner

25th August:

5, 6 o’clock: Voluntary tour of catch of fish at Kushiro ports: Auction of fish. At Kushiro-fukukou (near the sixth storehouse), Shinfuji port. – 8:00.Breakfast. 9:00 – 9:10- Washo grocery market. 9:30. - ,9:50. Kushiro Coal mining area. 11:00. -. 11:30. Sarubo platform to command Kushiro Marshland National Park. 12:20. – 12:30. Shibecha Hometown Museum. 12:50. – 13:40. Lunch. Mashu Plaza. 0154-82-4161. 14:40. – 14:55. Iou-zan (Mt Sulfur). Volcanic landscapes - 15:50Mihoro Pass. 16:20. – 17:00. Memanbatsu Airport.