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Rural tourism, which is often interpreted as rural development initiatives, has been extensively studied in a Japanese context; however, this has been typically observed at a community level, and the host households were assumed as homogeneous. Therefore, this article explores rural tourism's...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Qiu ZhenMian; Usio, N.; Nakamura, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2018, 10, 8, pp 2896
Abstract

Numerous studies have looked at sustainable tourism as the key to balancing environmental conservation and development in agricultural heritage sites. A microcosm of the traditional rural productive landscape, the Noto Satoyama Satoumi landscape has been designated as a pilot site for the Globally...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Qiu ZhenMian
Publisher
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2013, 4, 3, pp 285-292
Abstract

Edible wild plants have been widely used as important food sources in mountainous villages in Japan. Consequently, traditional knowledge relevant to cooking and preservation has been developed in each region. This paper reviews the current situation of edible wild plant utilization in Japan,...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Qiu ZhenMian; Takemoto, K.; Nakamura, K.
Publisher
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
RAP Publication, 2014, No.2014/07, pp 154-159
Abstract

Many agricultural landscapes have been formed through the interaction and co-evolution of nature and people, and represent the living landscapes shaped over time through intensive and continuous human cultivation. Terraced paddy fields are being re-evaluated to take into account the multiple...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Qiu ZhenMian; Nakamura, K.
Publisher
Science Press and Springer, Beijing, China
Citation
Journal of Mountain Science, 2016, 13, 10, pp 1880-1892
Abstract

The contingent valuation method was used with a payment card approach to estimate visitors' willingness to pay (WTP) to conserve a traditional agricultural landscape of terraced paddy fields in coastal rural Japan. Eighty percent of participants indicated their WTP toward a conservation fund, with...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Qiu ZhenMian; Usio, N.; Nakamura, K.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Paddy and Water Environment, 2018, 16, 3, pp 561-570
Abstract

This study examines a traditional village tree landscape on the Ryukyu Islands that provides tourists with an integrated experience of local culture, history, and nature. Using data derived from a sample of 417 respondents collected over a two-year period, it found that respondents under 40 years...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Nakama, Y.; Zhang YaoQi
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2017, 59, pp 652-662
Abstract

A Feng Shui village landscape, which embodies the symbiosis of nature and man, might be re-evaluated as an ideal landscape model in East Asia. Ho:go is one essential word for a Feng Shui village in Ryukyu Islands. The literal meaning of Ho:go is to embrace and protect by forest planting in order to ...

Author(s)
Chen BiXia; Nakama, Y.; Kurima, G.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2008, 7, 1, pp 53-61

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