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Vol.13 2015.01.21 Toru NAKANISHI
Excretion in a Slum: A Consideration of the Problems in Developing Countries
In this lecture, I am going to consider human’s excretion from the viewpoint of poverty and the environment.
The poor are not only sufferers of environmental problems but also are a cause in developing countries. One such problem is the disposition of excreta which quickens the deterioration of the environment. Based on this fact, I joined a project concerned with preserving the environment of ‘Metro Manila’ in the early 2000s. I would like to consider the issue of excretion and development with the results obtained from the project.
- Toru NAKANISHI
- Professor at the Department of Advanced Social and International Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo (Doctor of Economics) 1989 Ph.D. degree at the University of Tokyo 1989-1991 Assistant at the International University of Japan 1991-1993 Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, the Hokkaido University 1993-2000 Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Economics After experiencing the post as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advanced Social and International Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, he has been in his present post. He has researched the problems of the economy and society of developing countries from the viewpoint of development economics and area studies. His area of study is mainly poverty in the cities but his current interest is in the development of organic agriculture in developing countries.
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