Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Human Environmental Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/04
Type books
Title Urban Food Deserts in Japan
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Springer
Responsible for Measures to Address Food Desert Issues
Author and coauthor Iwama, N., Asakawa, T., Tanaka, K., Sasaki, M., Komaki, N. and Ikeda, M.
Details This book introduces the Japanese urban food desert (FD). Currently, Japan has the most rapidly aging society in the world, with a shrinking population and food desert issues in connection with the isolation of the elderly people from their families and local communities. The types of food deserts that Japan is currently facing are likely to occur in many other countries under similar circumstances in the near future. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers and policymakers who are working on FD issues in Japan as well as in other countries. The book consists of 8 chapters, with each chapter covering a different aspect of FD, and it also includes case studies, one of which is the FD in Tokyo.