Suguru Masaki

  • Title Assistant Professor
  • Department International Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Course Agricultural Economics Course
  • Research Field Agricultural economics/Regional agriculture
  • E-mail masaki [at]
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  • Phone +81-172-39-3892


Images of rural communities:

Exploring and discovering rural areas in Japan

Research Theme

Developing strategies for regional promotion of agriculture; Studying the history and business of Japan Agriculture Cooperatives (JA)

Education & Appointments

2012.03 Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, PhD in Agriculture

2012.04 Hokkaido Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Staff member

2015.01 Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Specially Tasked Assistant Professor 

2016.12 Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University, Assistant Professor


1.Suguru Masaki, Dong-Cheol Shin(2017)The Follow-up System in Order to Establish “Sixth-order Industrialization”- A Case of a Promotion Council of the Foods & Tourism Cluster Type in Hokkaido-,The Journal of the Korean Society of International Agriculture, 29(3), pp.251-261.

2. Huichen Gao, Suguru Masaki, Dong-Cheol Shin, Lei Jia, & Hong Park (2017) Emerging trends in China’s organic farming: Five case studies. In: Rahmann, G; Andres, C.; Yadav, A.K.; Ardakani, M.R.; Babalad, H.B.; Devakumar, N.; Goel, S.L.; Olowe, V; Ravisankar, N.; Saini, J.P.; Soto, G. and Willer, H. (Eds.) Innovative Research for Organic 3.0 – Proceedings of the Scientific Track, Organic World Congress 2017, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, 2, Thünen report, no.54, pp.758-761.


Suguru Masaki, Huichen Gao, & Akihiko Sakashita (2017) Raison D’être of Cooperatives in Hokkaido, Journal of Co-operative Studies, 37(1) 13-23.


Suguru Masaki (2016) Issues of the Agricultural Cooperative Audit System under the Revised Agricultural Co-operative Act and the response of Chuokai – the case of Hokkaido


Fieldwork investigation in the rural areas: 

Identifying potential problems at the scene

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1.22.2019 update

Suguru Masaki