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Yamashita Utako

Associate Professor


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  • 博士(農学) ( 2008.03   東京大学 )

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  • Tokyo University of Agriculture   Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies   Department of Food Environment Economics   Assistant Professor

    2017.04 - 2018.03

  • Tokyo University of Agriculture   Faculty of Regional Environment Science   Department of Forest Science   Assistant Professor

    2018.04 - 2021.03

  • Tokyo University of Agriculture   Faculty of Regional Environment Science   Department of Forest Science   Associate Professor


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  • The Factors Contributing to the Merger of Hamlets in Fudo, Nadachi District, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture


    Journal of Forest Economics   68 ( 2 )   1 - 16   2022

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    Language:Japanese   Publisher:The Japanese Forest Economic Society  

    This paper analysed the factors that led to the merger of three hamlets in Niigata Prefecture in 2020. Although discussions concerning expanding the area of hamlets have been facilitated mainly by the government, specific cases have never been examined. Thus, we verified the procedure of the hamlets’finances and their transition using the accounting documents kept in Fudo for over 60 years. The finances were developed through the hamlet-based union called “Sangaza” which managed irrigation and roads, and determined the levy rates and taxes for residents; each hamlet directly collected the levy from residents. This unique levy system, called “Chiso” was undermined as the levy rates were lowered in response to miscellaneous income received from municipalities and government subsidies. This “zero taxation” disrupted the order within hamlets and obliterated their role, eventually making the merger inevitable. The newly created neighbourhood association now uses per capita taxation rates. It can also be surmised that this reorganisation arose spontaneously from the residents’concern about depopulation. Future tasks are threefold: to examine the factors from perspectives other than finances, to investigate the trends concerning internal groups formed after the merger, and to clarify the relationship between the communal forests and the hamlets’finances.

    DOI: 10.20818/jfe.68.2_1

  • Current legal issues in modernizing common forests in Japan

    Takamura Gakuto, Yamashita Utako

    Journal of Forest Commons   42 ( 0 )   5 - 28   2022

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    Language:Japanese   Publisher:The Central Japan Forest Commons Research Society  

    DOI: 10.32192/forestcommons.42.0_5

  • Current status of registered names of common forests from the analysis of achievements of the modernization projects

    Yamashita Utako, Hayashi Masahide, Katano Yohei, Takamura Gakuto

    The Japanese Forest Society Congress   132 ( 0 )   19   2021.05

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    Language:Japanese   Publisher:THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY  

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    DOI: 10.11519/jfsc.132.0_19

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  • The Progress and Current State of Forest Producers' Cooperatives Reviewed

    Journal of forest economics   66 ( 3 )   26 - 39   2020.11

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

  • 入会林野に由来する共有名義の森林の現状と課題 Reviewed


    関東森林研究   71 ( 2 )   221 - 224   2020.09

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    Authorship:Lead author   Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Research paper (scientific journal)  

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  • 現代日本の私有林問題

    志賀 和人( Role: Contributor)

    日本林業調査会  2020.11 

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    Language:Japanese   Book type:Scholarly book

  • コモンズと地方自治―財産区の過去・現在・未来

    泉留維・齋藤暖生・浅井美香・山下詠子( Role: Joint author)

    日本林業調査会  2011.08 

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    Total pages:233   Language:Japanese   Book type:Scholarly book

  • 入会林野の変容と現代的意義

    山下詠子( Role: Sole author)

    東京大学出版会  2011.02 

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    Total pages:272   Language:Japanese   Book type:Scholarly book

  • 現代のむら―むら論と日本社会の展望

    坪井伸広・大内雅利・小田切徳美( Role: Contributor ,  第10章 入会林野とむら)

    農山漁村文化協会  2009.11 

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    Total pages:296   Responsible for pages:132-144   Language:Japanese   Book type:Scholarly book

  • グローバル時代のローカル・コモンズ

    室田武( Role: Edit ,  第4章 「公」「共」の狭間で揺れる財産区の現況)

    ミネルヴァ書房  2009.10 

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    Total pages:300   Responsible for pages:77-98   Language:Japanese   Book type:Scholarly book


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  • 書評 宇沢弘文・関良基編『社会的共通資本としての森』 Invited


    林業経済   68 ( 7 )   28 - 31   2015.10

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    Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • 書評 コモンズ研究のフロンティア-山野海川の共的世界 Invited


    森林科学   53   71 - 71   2008.06

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    Language:Japanese   Publishing type:Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • 書評 池俊介著『村落共有空間の観光的利用』 Invited


    林業経済   60 ( 11 )   26 - 29   2008.02

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  • 表題部所有者不明土地適正化法の入会地へのインパクトと求められる探索的調査 International conference


    第 41回中日本入会林野研究会大会  2020.08 

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    Event date: 2020.08

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

  • 入会林野に由来する記名共有林の現状と課題 International conference


    第9回関東森林学会  2019.10 

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    Event date: 2019.10

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

  • Changes in the membership requirements of Common Property Forests in Japan International conference

    Utako Yamashita

    XVII Biennial IASC Conference  2019.07 

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    Event date: 2019.07

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

  • 秦野市における記名共有林の現状と課題 International conference


    第8回関東森林学会  2018.10 

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    Event date: 2018.10

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

  • 東京都青梅市における入会林野の変遷-公益法人有になった事例より International conference


    林業経済学会2017年秋季大会  2017.11 

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    Event date: 2017.11

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

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