A study of sustainable development model for small island communities near Naha, Okinawa confronting depopulation and aging
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Okinawa University |
ARASAKI Moritetu Okinawa University, Dep.of Law and Economics, Honorable Professor, その他, 名誉教授 (20078017)
NAKAMURA Kazuo Okinawa University, Dep.of Law and Economics, Professor, 法経学部, 教授 (20310071)
YAMAKADO Kenichi Okinawa University, Dep.of Law and Economics, Professor, 法経学部, 教授 (80078013)
MIYAGI Yoshihiko Okinawa University, Dep.of Humanities, Professor, 人文学部, 教授 (40229810)
YANAKA Shigeru Okinawa University, Dep.of Regional Studies, Associate Professor, 地域学部, 助教授 (50341673)
TAMURA Michiko Okinawa University, Dep.of Law and Economics, Associate Professor, 法経学部, 助教授 (70369213)
小野 啓子 沖縄大学, 法経学部, 助教授 (50369211)
|Project Period (FY)
2003 – 2005
Completed (Fiscal Year 2005)
|Budget Amount *help
¥9,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥2,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,900,000)
|Keywords||Small islands near Naha / Islands welfare / Islands development / Eco-museum / Okinawan society after World War Two / 共有資源管理 / 社会変動 / 環境管理 / 水資源 / 土地利用形態 / エコツーリズム / 地域福祉 / 基地問題 / 水産資源管理 / 福祉活動支援ネットワーク / 水資源利用 / 離島における廃棄物処理|
The result of this study is summarized in the following three parts.
1.Regional Development Study.
Zamami Village was chosen for a case study where community is developing it own rules to protect coral reef as public asset while developing tourism. Community Forums were held twice in collaboration with Zamai Village and the local Chamber of Commerce. The potential of school lunch programs on small islands for food culture education and the importance of small scale farming on islands for preserving local culture and tourism development was examined. In Aguni Village, means of regional development were explored particularly in tourism industry and agriculture.
2.Community Welfare Study
In the first two years, fieldwork was conducted in the four villages (Tokashiki, Aguni, Zamami, and Tonaki) and particular problems that local welfare organizations on small island communities face were discussed and shared. In the third year, staffs of local welfare organizations from the four villages were
invited to discuss the problems at Research Institute of Regional Studies at Okinawa University. This project was successful in developing networks of local organizations on small islands but it also revealed the difficulty as the participation often depended on the weather condition.
3.Environmental preservation study
The research of four island villages was conducted in 1)water resource and sewage management, 2)geology and geography and 3)abifauna. Based on the research findings, 4)an eco museum development was proposed. The impact of past development and tourism was examined and possibility of sustainable development was explored. In addition, the research was successful finding some alternative resources for future tourism development. For example, the research on abifauna suggests the possibility of tourism on land area. The water management study suggests the possibility of developing environmental education programs for visiting students and those interested in environmental issues. Less
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Research Products (19 results)