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International Symposium "Recent Trend and Development of Organic Food" on September 9


What are the findings in the consumer research in organic food market? What are the characteristics of organic consumers? What are the differences in Japanese and European organic food market and con-sumers? We will discuss these questions in this symposium. All are welcome.

Time and Date 10:00-17:30, Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Place Ikebukuro Campus Tachikawa Memorial Hall 3F
Program 1. Opening (10:00)

2. Keynote Speech (10:10-12:00)

Burkhard Schaer, PhD, Co-founder of Ecozept "Current situation and problems in the organic food market in Eu-rope" (tentative title)

Ulrich Hamm, PhD, Professor at University of Kassel "Findings from Consumer Research in Organic Food Market" (tentative title)

3. Academic Presentations (13:00-15:00)

Toru Sakai, PhD, Associate professor at Akita Prefectural University , "Transition of Japanese Organic Food Market and Consumers"

Yasuko Takatori, PhD, Researcher , Agricultural Policy Research Committee, Inc. , "Significance of Organic Direct Mar-ket and Its Utility: a Case study"

Yoko Taniguchi, PhD, Assistant Professor at Miyagi University, "Characteristics in Values and Lifestyles of Organic Consumers: Comparison of Japanese and German Surveys"

4. Panel Discussion (15:30-17:15)

Coordinator: Toshio Oyama, PhD,. Associate Professor, Rikkyo University

5. Closing (17:15)
Open to Students, faculty members, alumni, public
*Registration not required, admission free
Language English and Japanese
Organizers Rikkyo University , Japan Society for Organic Agriculture Research
Cooperation ISOC Steering Committee
Contact ISOC Steering Committee email: (Yoko)
Rikkyo Institute of Economics TEL: 03-3985-4121

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