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Urbanization impacts nearby rural and wildland settings (known as periurban landscapes). In Japan, agricultural fields, coastal areas, and other notable landscapes are in close proximity to high-density urban areas, so public perceptions are important. In some areas there is a revival of traditional land management practices; coppice forests and rice fields are key features. ‘Satoyama’ is the term for interdependent management of terraced rice paddies in valleys and adjacent forested slopes.


The list below highlights recent ALPHA faculty publications. Each citation has an English abstract link (pdf).

Characteristic of People’s Awareness of Pasture Viewed from the Perspective of Rural Landscape Preservation. Yamamoto, S., Hasegawa, N., Fujihara, M., & Iwasaki, Y. Landscape Research Japan, (2006) 69 (5): 695.  pdf

Study on Evaluation of Coppice Landscape Depend on Healthiness of Plants. Yamamoto, S., Shin, Y., & Takeda, N. Journal of the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture, (2004) Int. Ed. 2: 192.  pdf

The Study of Visual Recognition for Terraced Rice Paddy Field Using the Eye Movement Analysis System. Yamamoto, S., & Maenaka, H. Landscape Research Japan, (2003) 66, 5: 675.  pdf

Satoyama and Fire Prevention. Saito, Y., Iwakawa, N., & Nakamura, K. Landscape Research Japan, (2003) 66 (3): 4  pdf

Comparative Study on the Use and Characteristics of a Coastal Area in Japan, Korea, and China. Bae, H. M., Saito, Y., & Shen, Y. Landscape Research Japan, (2003) Int’l Ed No. 2: 73.  pdf

Components of Notable Landscape on Awaji Island and a Comparison of Landscape Formations in Japan, China, and Korea. Shen, Y., Saito, Y., & Bae, H., Landscape Research Japan, (2003) Int’l Ed No. 2: 79.  pdf

  last revised August 2, 2008
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