Yukiko Nakama

Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, Shimane UniversityAssistant Professor*Profile is at the time of the award.

2018Inamori Research GrantsHumanities & Sociology

Research topics
A Study on the Policy and Conditions for Extension Services for Improving Home Living in Occupied Okinawa
After World War II, various important measures were taken to democratize Japan. One of them was the Extension Services for Improving Home Living, which originated in the United States. The idea of this project was to improve the standard of living in rural areas and nurture farmers with independence. I have been interested in how the idea of the project was perceived and practiced by local governments, and I have conducted a research in the Chugoku and Tohoku regions. In addition, I thought that there were differences in the actual condition of the project due to the difference in the occupation system, and conducted a survey and research to clarify the actual condition of the project in Occupied Okinawa.

Message from recipient

I have long wanted to do research on extension services for improving home living in Okinawa, but I have been unable to do so. Being selected for the 2018 Inamori Research Grants Program has given me the great opportunity to embark on this longstanding project. I will continue undertaking careful investigations to focus on core facts.

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