TAKAHASHI Takuya

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Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

forest policy and planning, corporate environmentalism

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TAKAHASHI Takuya currently works at the School of Environmental Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture. Takuya conducts research in Forestry, Managerial Economics and Corporate Environmentalism. His current projects include 'Socially-supported forest management under different schemes' and 'Well-being and forest management' and other ones. He uses mainly econometric and other statistical techniques for his research.

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  • Takuya Takahashi currently works at the School of Environmental Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture. Takahashi conducts research in Forestry and Managerial Economics and Corporate Environmentalism. His current projects include 'socially-supported forest management under different schemes', 'well-being and forest management', 'management and policies of common forests' and other ones. He employs mainly econometric and other statistical techniques for his research.

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • University of British Columbia  Faculty of Graduate Studies  Resource Management and Environemntal Studies Program  Doctor's Course  2001.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Environmental Policy and Planning  Professor   2015.04 - Now

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Environmental Policy and Planning  Associate Professor   2007.10 - 2015.03

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  Socio-Environment Planning Course  Lecturer   2007.04 - 2007.09

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Biological Resources Management  Lecturer   2001.04 - 2007.03

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Forest Economic Society

  • Center for Environmental Information Science

  • Greening of Industry International Network

  • Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

  • Japanese Association for Water Resources and Environment  Director

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Forest science

  • Environmental impact assessment

 

Research theme 【 display / non-display

  • How to deal with forests, the owners or the borders of which are unknown?

    forest ownership, land registry, surveying technology

  • Management of common forests

    commons, customary holdings, Iriai forests, forest producers' cooperatives

  • Corporate environmentalism

    corporate environmentalism, environmental management system, environmental performance, carbon offsetting

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Community actions against anticommons of forests in contemporary Japan: Case studies of former common forests

    Takuya Takahashi, Koji Matsushita, Toshiaki Nishimura

    Taylor & Francis  Journal of Forest Research    2020.10

    10.1080/13416979.2020.1834715  Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

    [Abstract]

    Over the past few decades, many Japanese forest owners and communities have suffered from the outcomes of anticommons (parcelization) phenomenon. Since the Edo Era (17th through 19th centuries), many Japanese commons forests have been subdivided and placed under private ownership. Individual owners of the subdivided small forests (carved out from former commons forests) have lost interest in forestry, resulting in unclear borders. Many owners have relocated outside the villages (absent owners) and/or have passed the land down through generations, resulting in unknown ownership. There are several ways to ameliorate the anticommons phenomenon in Japan, as illustrated by these examples, which we examined employing case study and comparative study approaches. 1) Despite the expense, a residents’ association successfully re-appropriated co-ownership land by “technically” suing the current respective co-owners. 2) Some residents’ associations collectively manage subdivided forests as one unit to reduce the damage caused by animals such as wild boars or deer. However, the units are still legally separate and owned by individuals. 3) A land owners’ association stipulated that a vacating resident owner must sell her forest to the remaining residents. These three cases show how motivations, other than profits, could help address the anticommons phenomenon. These motivations include the intent to keep the community’s holding intact in the event of consolidation at the municipality level, to protect the land against pest animals, and to keep the community’s drinking water pure.

  • Impacts of 150 Years of Modernization Policies on the Management of Common Forests in Japan: A Statistical Analysis of Micro Census Data

    Takahashi, T., Matsushita, K., Yoshida, Y., & Senda, T.

    Ubiquity Press  International Journal of the Commons  13 (2)   1021 - 1034  2019.10

    10.5334/ijc.936  Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

    [Abstract]

    After World War II, Japan’s policy makers believed that common forests were underutilized because of their legal status and organization method under customary iriai-type ownership and that modern ownership in the form of group ownership, such as forest producers’ cooperatives, or as individual, separate ownership, would improve the situation. Thus, the Common Forests Modernization Act of 1966 was enacted, following successive modernization policies since the Meiji Restoration in 1868. We evaluated the impacts of the past modernization policies on the management of common forests by statistically comparing the performance of modernized and non-modernized 19,690 common forests based on the World Census of Agriculture and Forestry 2000. The performance measures for comparison included planting, weeding, thinning, and harvesting activities. We found less modernized, customary holdings are more active in tending activities such as weeding and thinning, while modernized holdings may have an advantage in harvesting and timber sales.

  • A Statistical Analysis of Forest Producers' Cooperatives Using Microdata from the 2005 and 2010 World Censuses of Agriculture and Forestry: Forest Practices and Forest Product Sales Classified by Forest Holding Area

    Koji Matsushita, Takuya Takahashi, Tetsushi Senda

    Central Japan Common Forest Research Society  Journal of Forest Commons  39   60 - 70  2019.03

    Single Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Forest management before establishment of a production forest cooperative: Three hamlets' common forests in Nishi-azai cho, Nagahama City

    Koji Matsushita, Takuya Takahashi

     38   77 - 89  2018.03

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Impacts of modernization policy on the management of commons forests in Japan: A statistical analysis of individual data

    Takuya Takahashi, Koji Matsushita, Yoshio Yoshida, Tetsuji Senda

      International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) 2017 Conference    2017.07

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • Differences of developement in modernization of forest commons in relation to agricultural communities' characteristics

    Takuya Takahashi

    The Central Japan Forest Commons Research Society  Journal of Forest Commons  (37)   67 - 72  2017.03

    Single Work  

  • An essay on changes of titles for ownership registration of forest commons

    Koji Matsushita, Takuya Takahashi

    The Central Japan Forest Commons Research Society  Journal of Forest Commons  (37)   73 - 75  2017.03

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Factors affecting the creation of modern property ownership of forest commons in Japan: An examination of historical, prefectural data

    Koji Matsushita, Wil de Jong

    Elsevier  Forest Policy and Economics  74   62 - 70  2017.01

    10.1016/j.forpol.2016.10.012  Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • Influence of corporate culture on environmental management performance: An empirical study of Japanese firms

    Masaki Sugita, Takuya Takahashi

     Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management  22 (3)   182 - 192  2015.05

    10.1002/csr.1346  Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

    [Abstract]

    This paper investigates the relationships between the scores of 109 Japanese corporations found in the NIKKEI environmental management ranking survey and the corporate culture of each firm. Corporate culture is measured with the instrument developed by Cameron and Quinn (2006). The instrument measures corporate culture in terms of four categories: clan culture, adhocracy culture, hierarchy culture, and market culture. The results indicate that adhocracy culture has statistically significant positive relationships with the management system, product development, and climate change mitigation aspects of environmental management or sustainability management. Excessive hierarchy culture has a negative relationship with the overall score of environmental management. An appropriate combination of hierarchy culture and adhocracy culture enhances the overall score.

  • What factors affect the creation of modern property ownership out of commons forests management scheme in Japan? An examination of time series, prefecture data

    Takuya Takahashi, Shugo Yamamoto, Koji Matsushita

    Research Association of Iriai (Commons) Forests in Central Japan  Commons Forests Study (Iriai Rin'ya Kenkyuu)  (34)   64 - 71  2014.03

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

    [Abstract]

    Since the Commons Forests Modernization Act of 1966, the Japanese government has promoted so-called "modernization of commons forests", i.e. creation of modern (group or individual) property ownership out of IRIAI type forest management scheme in Japan. In these decades, the creation of modern property ownership has been stagnating. This paper examines what factors are correlated with the creation of modern property ownership in 45 prefectures in Japan. It is found that the sizes of common forests groups and the ratios of plantation forests are negatively correlated with the creation; strength of commons-type management (e.g. loss of right after leaving the village) is positively correlated with the creation of group ownership, and that past labor contribution is positively correlated with the creation of individual ownership. A close examination finds that the economy of scale in the creation of modern ownership turns into the DIS-economy of scale around the level of 201 households.

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • "The economics of forest resources" in Encyclopedia of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

    Takuya Takahashi

    Maruzen Publishing  2p  2018.05

    Dictionary/Encycropedia  Single Work

  • Economics of the Environment and Resources: A Case Study Approach

     270p  2013.10

    Textbook  Joint Work

  • A Survey of International Corporate Responsibility

    M. Dobashi, J. N. Hooker, and P. Madsen (Eds.), Takuya TAKAHASHI, et. al

    Philosophy Documentation Center  366p  2009.11

    Scholarly Book  Joint Work

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Environmental management in three-way satisfaction way: Learning from Ohmi merchants

    Takahashi, Takuya

     Electric Glass  (61)   9 - 13  2019.10

     Single Work  

  • Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Current Status and Challenges of TEEB

    Takuya Takahashi

    Center for Environmental Information Science  Environmental Information Science  48 (1)   14 - 19  2019.03

     Single Work  

  • Iriai, cooperatives, and commons in the world: IASC 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands

    Takuya Takahashi

     Study of Common Forests  38   33 - 39  2018.03

     Single Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • Forestry and forest products industry in Canada and tenure systems

    Takuya Takahashi

     Forest Technologies   8 - 11  2018.03

     Single Work  Joint(The main charge)

Conferences 【 display / non-display

  • Evidence Statements - Japan

    SINCERE (Spurring INnovations for forest eCosystem sERvices in Europe) Learning Lab, Stream 2 (Cultural and spiritual forest ecosystem services from an Asian and a European perspective)  2019.10

  • How does forest ownership influence forest-related subjective well-being? A case study in the upper Yasu River watershed, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

    Society of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 24th Annual Conference  2019.09

  • Community actions against anticommons in contemporary Japan: Case studies of former commons forests

    International Association for the Study of Commons Global Conference  2019.07

  • Landowners' preferences on environmentally-friendly forest management

    FORMATH OKINAWA 2019  2019.03

  • Factors affecting subjective well-being related to forests: Comparative study of watershed and upper-watershed levels

    Forest Economics Society 2018 Fall  2018.11

  • Empirical study of factors affecting subjective well-being related to forests in rural areas

    Society of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 2018  2018.09

  • Woodlands for Water and other PES schemes in Japan --- Evaluation and questions for PESFOR-W participants

    COST Action CA15206, Action Title: Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forests for Water)  2018.07

  • Natural factors affecting forest well-being: A case study of Yasu River watershed in Shiga Prefcture

    The 129th Japanese Forest Society Congress  2018.03

  • Exploration of factors affecting subjective well-being: Yasu River watershed in Shiga Prefecture

    Fall Congress of The Japanese Forest Economic Society  2017.11

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