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KIMIHIKO HYAKUMURA Last modified date:2020.07.03

Associate Professor / Department of Integrated Sciences for Global Society / International Development Section / Institute of Tropical Agriculture

1. Makoto Ehara, Hiromitsu Samejima, Makino Yamanoshita, Yoko Asada, Yutaro Shogaki, Masato Yano, Kimihiko Hyakumura, REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms
The challenges and opportunities in relation to private sector participation, Forest Policy and Economics, 10.1016/j.forpol.2019.06.002, 106, 2019.09, This article examines the REDD+ engagement types preferred by Japanese private firms at the project level including their motivation and rationale for the engagement and explores the challenges and opportunities in relation to their participation. We analyzed 148 responses to a survey questionnaire mailed to participants across Japan and the responses from in-depth face-to-face interviews with representatives from 11 selected firms. 42 firms (28%) stated that they are interested in engaging in REDD+-related activities in the future. Of these, 33 firms aim to enhance their corporate values, while the other nine aim to increase profits. The most popular engagement types were providing support, as a form of corporate social responsibility (CSR), to third parties such as NGOs that are engaged in REDD+ projects (21 firms) and purchasing REDD+ carbon credits derived from REDD+ projects to offset the greenhouse gases emitted by the firm (or carbon-neutral CSR) (18 firms). The firms would be willing to participate in REDD+ in some form in the future if some of the current challenges are addressed. These challenges included: few opportunities for firms seeking attractive “stories” in forest conservation to pair with local partners that can help to realize the firms' “stories” or desires; difficulties in gaining understanding and trust from host countries' governments/communities; and the lack of a consortium to implement REDD+-related activities by bundling firms that find it difficult to work alone. It was also confirmed that some firms seeking profits from REDD+ carbon credit development and trading activities continue to face barriers commonly identified in earlier studies such as market uncertainty, unclear regulatory frameworks, and the costs of measuring, reporting, and verifying the carbon credits. However, the present study did not support the findings of earlier studies that the cost of CSR activities is considered to be relatively high because CSR budgeting is often based on time horizons of less than 5 years. We propose some policy initiatives designed to increase private sector participation in REDD+ that will contribute to achieving the host countries' mitigation targets in relation to both REDD+ and nationally determined contributions..
2. Kazi Kamrul Islam, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Forestland concession, land rights, and livelihood changes of ethnic minorities
The case of the madhupur sal forest, Bangladesh, Forests, 10.3390/f10030288, 10, 3, 2019.01, Forestland concession has been the dominant governance tool for the acquisition of natural state-owned forest resources in many tropical countries, including Bangladesh. Moreover, the forestland concession process confers the holder a bundle of rights. The Sal forests of Bangladesh are treated as some of the greatest concession forests, as a number of ethnic minorities use these forests for their daily living. Therefore, the objectives of the study were to assess the impacts of Sal forestland concession and land rights on the livelihood development of the ethnic minorities living in the Madhupur Sal Forest (MSF) area of Bangladesh. Using both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques, the study found out that about two thirds of the original Sal forestland was grabbed by the state and non-state actors. As a result, the ethnic minority inhabitants have lost their traditional land and free access rights to the Sal forests. The process of losing ethnic minorities' land and forest access rights has been enhanced by the institutional arrangements of the state, which had also created severe conflicts between the Forest Department and the ethnic communities. The study also revealed that the forestland concession has negatively affected the five livelihood capitals development of the ethnic minorities, consequently, their forest-based livelihood has shifted to non-securing jobs or poor income sources, like daily wage labor and subsistence agriculture. Despite this, the development drivers have emphasized the Sal forests and biodiversity conservation, while the livelihood development of the ethnic minorities has been ignored from every level. Therefore, this study would recommend establishing a legitimate process in order to settle the issue of traditional land and the forest rights of ethnic minorities, which could also attain the conservation and development goals of the Sal forests..
3. Makoto Ehara, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Ren'ya Sato, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kunio Araya, Heng Sokh, Ryo Kohsaka, Addressing Maladaptive Coping Strategies of Local Communities to Changes in Ecosystem Service Provisions Using the DPSIR Framework, Ecological Economics, 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.008, 149, 226-238, 2018.07.
4. Takahiro Fujiwara, San Afri Awang, Wahyu Tri Widayanti, Ratih Madya Septiana, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Noriko Sato, Socioeconomic Conditions Affecting Smallholder Timber Management in Gunungkidul District, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia, Small-scale Forestry, 10.1007/s11842-017-9374-1, 17, 1, 41-56, 2018.03.
5. Southida Vatthanatham, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Nariaki Onda, Kazuo Ogata, A Historical Change of the Regulatory Framework for Non Timber Forest Products in Laos, Journal of Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 63, 2, 411-416, 2019.09.
6. Kazi Kamrul Islam, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Forestland grabbing by the foreigners in Hokkaido, Japan
Is it a big concern for sustainable forest development?, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10.3390/app8101724, 8, 10, 2018.09, A world-wide demand in large-scale land acquisition over the past decade has been discussed as a land grab for access to natural resources. Forestland grab is the dynamics of land use changes by the foreign or national entities that can enable forests and biodiversity transformations on a wider scale. In recent times, forestland grabbing performed by foreigners in the Hokkaido Island of Japan has been increasing and causing a lot of debate. Therefore, this study analyzed the social, economic, and ecological impacts of forestland grabbing by the foreigners in the Hokkaido Island of Japan, and also analyzed the land ownership rules and regulations of Japan that have an impact on the land-grabbing process. This study is formed by an analysis of public and forestry agency documents, grey and academic literatures, interview with questionnaire and practical observation in central Hokkaido, Japan. The study found out that the forestland grabs have been taking place on the Hokkaido Island using the existing Japanese policy and legal arrangements. However, some people and print media have disagreed with the treatment of forestlands as a commodity because the land and water resources are limited and also essential for the national sovereignty and local culture. On the other hand, the small-scale forestland grabbing and development activities by foreigners were totally in the grip of the local government and no significant forest and biodiversity losses have been identified so far. The study also revealed that the entry of foreign companies has augmented the local economy and tourism industries and also provided jobs for the local people. Therefore, the foreigners-based land grabs and investments have caused an immense debate, and the study would recommend the proper execution of conservation regulations at every level instead of blocking the entry of foreign entities through law..
7. Kazi Kamrul Islam, Takahiro Fujiwara, Noriko Sato, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Evolving and strengthening the cooperative approach for agroforestry farmers in Bangladesh
Lessons learned from the Shimogo cooperative in Japan, Sustainability, 10.3390/su10030617, 10, 3, 2018.02.
8. Saykham Boutthavong, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Makoto Ehara, Stakeholder participation in REDD+ readiness activities for three collaborative projects in Lao PDR, Forests, 10.3390/f8050150, 8, 5, 2017.04.
9. Seiji Iwanaga, Yasuhiro Yokota, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Social safeguards in national and sub-national redd+ initiatives
A comparison based on literature review, Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly, 10.6090/jarq.51.31, 51, 1, 31-43, 2017.01.
10. K.K. Islam, Masakazu Tani, Kazuo Asahiro, M. Zulfikar Rahman, Kimihiko Hyakumura, TAKAHIRO FUJIWARA, Noriko SATO, Analysis of Power Dynamics and Livelihood Assets in Participatory Forest Management: Experience from Bangladesh, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 1, 3, 88-98, 2016.05.
11. Fujisaki Taiji, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Scheyvens, Henry, Cadman Tim, Does REDD plus Ensure Sectoral Coordination and Stakeholder Participation? A Comparative Analysis of REDD plus National Governance Structures in Countries of Asia-Pacific Region, FORESTS, 10.3390/f7090195, 7, 9, 2016.09.
12. Saykham Boutthavong, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Makoto Ehara, TAKAHIRO FUJIWARA, Historical Changes of Land Tenure and Land Use Rights in a Local Community: A Case Study in Lao PDR , Land, 10.3390/land5020011, 5, 2, 2016.04.
13. Makoto Ehara, KIMIHIKO HYAKUMURA, Hisako Nomura, Matsuura Toshiya, Sokh Heng, Leng Chivin, Identifying characteristics of households affected by deforestation in their fuelwood and non-timber forest product collections: Case study in Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia, LAND USE POLICY, 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.12.006, 52, 92-102, 2016.03.
14. Takahiro Fujiwara, S. A. Awang, W. T. Widayanti, R. M. Septiana, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Noriko Sato, Effects of National Community-Based Forest Certification on Forest Management and Timber Marketing
A Case Study of Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, International Forestry Review, 10.1505/146554815817476422, 17, 4, 448-460, 2015.12.
15. Comparison among Six Villages of the Characteristics of Residents Prone to be Affected by Deforestation and Forest Degradation.
16. K. K. Islam, S. Jose, Masakazu Tani, KIMIHIKO HYAKUMURA, Max Krott, NORIKO SATO, Does actor power impede outcomes in participatory agroforestry approach? Evidence from Sal forests area, Bangladesh, Agroforestry Systems, 10.1007/s10457-015-9822-x, 2015.06.
17. The examination of relationship among tasks of Collective Forest system reform in China.
18. Current situation and task of management system in Chinese nature reserve -A case study in Jiangsu province's Yixing Longchishan Nature Reserve and Dafeng Milu Nature Reserve-.
19. K.K. Islam, TAKAHIRO FUJIWARA, KIMIHIKO HYAKUMURA, Masakazu Tani, NORIKO SATO, Analyzing domestic agroforestry markets and necessities of cooperatives for agroforestry products in Bangladesh, Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1, 32, 151-170, 2015.02.
20. MAKOTO EHARA, KIMIHIKO HYAKUMURA, YASUHIRO YOKOTA, REDD+ initiatives for safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services: harmonizing sets of standards for national application, Journal of Forest Research, 10.1007/s10310-013-0429-7, 2013.12.
21. Displacement and Community Participation under REDD+.
22. Kazi Kamrul Islam, Kimihiko Hyakumura,Takahiro Fujiwara, Noriko Sato, Confronting people-oriented forest management realities in Bangladesh: An analysis of actors’ perspective, International Journal of Social Forestry, 4, 2, 135-161, 2011.12.
23. Kimihiko Hyakumura, 'Slippage' in the implementation of forest policy by local officials
A case study of a protected area management in Lao PDR, Small-scale Forestry, 10.1007/s11842-010-9120-4, 9, 3, 349-367, 2010.06.
24. Takahiro FUJIWARA,Ratih Madya SEPTIANA,San Afri AWANG,Wahyu Tri WIDAYANTI,Himmah BARIATUL,Kimihiko HYAKUMURA,Noriko SATO, Changes in local social economy and forest management through the introduction of collaborative forest management (PHBM),and the challenges it poses on equitable partnership:A case study of KPH Pemalang,Central Java,Indonesia, TROPICS, 20, 4, 115-134, 2012.03.
25. Kimihiko Hyakumura, Makoto Inoue, The significance of social capital in local forest management in Laos
Overcoming latent conflict between local people and local forestry officials, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 13, 1, 16-24, 2006.02.
26. The Comparative Study on Forestation Programme in Developing Countries of Asia.
27. Martinus Nanang, Kimihiko Hyakumura, Kazuhiko Harada, Makoto Inoue, Patterns of Behavior in Local Forest management: Case Studies from Indonesia and Laos. : pp55-65, Mulawarman University Research Institute (MURI),Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia., Socio-Humanities, 1(1), pp55-65, 2006.01.
28. Response of Local People to the Land and Forest Allocation Program in Lao P.D.R..
29. Issues of Conservation Forest Management Policy in Lao P.D.R.
30. The Periodicities of Ring-width Fluctuation of the Canopy Trees growing in Warm-temperate Ever-green Coniferous Forest.