日本語
 Faculty
 Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
 "Research Group of History,Sociology and Geography"
Professor
MIZUGAKI   Gentaro
Birth:1967

Career
Professor, Nara Women's University  2016/04-Present 
Associate Professor, Nara Women's University  2012/04-2016/03 
Associate Professor, Nara Women's University  2007/04-2012/03 
Associate Professor, Nara Women's University  2004/10-2007/03 
Assistant Professor, Nara Women's University  2000/04-2004/09 
Research Associate, Nara Women's University  1996/10-2000/03 

Graduate school
Kyoto University  Doctor course  Graduate School, Division of Letters  Department of Sociology  1996  Withdrawn after completion of required course credits  Domestic   

School
Kyoto University  Faculty of Literature  哲学科社会学専攻  1990/03  Graduated  Domestic   

Academic degrees
文学修士  Kyoto University   

Current research field
Sociology (including Social Welfare) 

Research keywords
Regional and Community Studies, Sociology of Organization, Political Sociology, Sociology of Religion 

Subject of research
local labor market, internal migration and gender  Local labor market, internal migration, domestic migration, population mobility, gender  2017-2019  少子高齢化と人口減少が進行する地域社会の今後を展望するために、地域労働市場と人口移動およびジェンダーの相互関連を経験的に明らかにしようとするものである。
地域社会のソーシャル・サポート・ネットワークの研究  サポート・ネットワーク、地域社会学、組織社会学  2011- 
The 'Farming Easy and Pleasant’(Raku-Raku Nouhou) Project: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sustaining Aged Farming Communities  Raku-raku, agriculture, rural community, participation, action research, sociology, mechanical engineering, sports sciences, agricultural engineering  2011-2015  OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a joint project called, “RAKURAKU-NOUHOU or Farming Easy” to increase the sustainability of elderly farming communities. BACKGROUND. Rural communities in Japan are facing the problem of a lack of successors to the aging farmers. Although there has been more migration into farming communities from urban areas, most farming communities still consist main of elderly people who sometimes have difficulty farming due to its physically challenging nature. METHODOLOGY. Our project is implemented in a hilly, mountainous area located in the Kansai region, where some elderly farmers have been forced to give up farming because of its hard work in the steep fields. Our solution to make farming easier for the elderly is supported by the following four sectors: a) Mechanical engineering: Development of an electric transport vehicle that the elderly farmers can handle easily. b) Agricultural engineering: Including a shift from the cultivation of persimmon fruits to the cultivation of persimmon leaves that require less physical work. c) Health sciences: Measurement of the physical load of farm work and devices to reduce that load. d) Sociology: Investigation of farmers’ motivational system and social support network where they are embedded. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION. In this paper, first we introduce the outline and process of this project. Next, we show how cooperation among the four sectors enables analysis and improvement to the community’s current situation. Finally, we consider the prosperity of the farmers and challenges ahead in this project.
アーカイブズの社会学的国際比較研究  archives, record management, knowledge management, accountability, information disclosure  2006-2013 
A Sociological Study of Local Politics and Governance  political Sociology, Sociology of Orgazanition, Regional and Community Studies  2003-2011 
A Sociological Studies of Administrative Bureaucracy  bureaucracy, organization, political sociology, organizational psychology  1995-2000 

Achievements of joint or funded research
安堵町女性の育児と就業に関する調査  安堵町女性の育児と就業に関する調査  2017/01-2017/03  Domestic joint research within Japan 
下市町特産品開発を通じた地域おこしプロジェクト  下市町特産品開発を通じた地域おこしプロジェクト  2016/12-2017/03  Domestic joint research within Japan 
Employment of married women in Nara City  Employment of married women in Nara City  2016/08-2017/03  Domestic joint research within Japan 
Innovations in Age-friendly Farming  Innovations in Age-friendly Farming  2011/10-2015/03  Domestic joint research within Japan 
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Books
ソーシャルメディア時代の公共性――リスク社会を読み解く  2018/01/25  東京大学出版会  237-255  帯谷博明・水垣源太郎     
ベネディクト・アンダーソン 奈良女子大学講義  2014/03  かもがわ出版  1-136  小川伸彦・水垣源太郎  978-4-7803-0691-0   
子育て期女性のサポート・ネットワークに関する調査報告書  2013/06/30  奈良女子大学社会ネットワーク研究会  1-87  水垣源太郎他2名    Repository 
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements  2013/02/25  Chicester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd  653-655    978-1-4051-9773-1   
Archives, Accountability, and Democracy in the Digital Age  2011  Research Project of Comparative Study on the Relation between Archives and a Society Supported by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science  32-39       
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Papers
Issues and Prospects for the Elderly Welfare System in China: A Case Study of Two Private Non-enterprises in Hunan Province  Sociological Studies, Nara Women's University  Other  Joint  25, 41-50  2018/03  YAO Xinhua  1340-4032    Repository 
Community Check as a Community-Based Participatory Research: A Case Study on "RAKURAKU-NOUHOU," a Multidisciplinary Approach for Farming Village.  Soshioroji  Academic Journal  Joint  61/ 3, 59-74  2017/02  Hiroaki OBITANI, Gentaro MIZUGAKI, Shingo TERAOKA  05841380     
「らくらく農法」:持続的農業に向けた学際的参加型アクション・リサーチ  Japanese Review of Political Society  Academic Journal  Only  3, 7-19  2015/10    2187-3739     
Regional Differences in Social Support Networks of Women at the Stage of Childcare  Sociological Studies, Nara Women's University  Other  Joint  22, 1-21  2015/03  TAKEDA Yuka  1340-4032     
Raku-Raku Nouhou: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Aged Farming Communities to Be Sustained: The ‘Farming Easy and Pleasant’ (Raku-Raku Nouhou) Project  The Proceedings Book of the 6th International Social and Applied Gerontology Symposium  Other  Joint  89-106  2014/10  Mizugaki, M., Teraoka, S., Hamasaki, S., Obitani, H.  978-605-5627-59-1     
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Research presentations
Symposium  Innovations in Age-friendly Farming  Active Aging Conference in Asia Pacific 2016  2016/03/05 
Conference presentation  Preferences for STEM Subjects and Daily Life Habits among University Freshmen in Japan  The 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting  2016/02/13 
Symposium  A Multidisciplinary Approach for Aged Farming Communities to Be Sustained: The "Farming Easy and Pleasant" (Raku-Raku Nouhou) Project  The 6th International Social and Applied Gerontology Symposium  2014/10/16 
Conference presentation  Redesigning farming communities for an aged society (1): Multidisciplinary perspectives and industrial‐academic‐government cooperation  The 5th International Conference of the Asian Rural Sociological Association  2014/09/02 
Conference presentation  Redesigning farming communities for an aged society (2): The geographical and sociological context of the project  The 5th International Conference of the Asian Rural Sociological Association  2014/09/02 
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Memberships of academic societies
Association for the Study of Political Society 2010/10-Present  Domestic
理事 2010/03-Present
年報編集委員長 2017/02/01-Present
International Sociological Association 2005/05-Present  Overseas
International Institute of Sociology 2002/07-Present  Overseas
Japan Association for Regional and Community Studies 2005/05-Present  Domestic
Japan Sociological Society 1993/07-Present  Domestic
Kansai Sociological Society 1993/05-Present  Domestic
The Japanese Association for the Study of Religion and Society 1995/04-Present  Domestic