"Outdoor education, ecological anthropology, livelihood in nature and health"
I work for youth camps in Japan. I want to prove living in nature, such as camping, is beneficial for our mental and physical health.
“Living in nature and health”,“Hunter-gatherer’s livelihood and health”
Focusing on the Baka, a Pygmy hunter-gatherer group in tropical forests in the East Region of Cameroon, I have been measuring their blood pressures and accelerations of the pulse waveform to monitor their blood circulation. In the past, I studied camp life and blood circulations of middle-aged and the elderly in countries such as Japan and the U.S.
In 1980, I started working at University of Yamanashi. In August-September 1994, I began research on Cameroon accompanying Dr. Hiroaki Sato (who then was working at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine). By 2010, I have conducted ten research projects on the Baka Pygmies.