Hitomi Kirikoshi

Kirikoshi Hitomi African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Fields I have conducted research in three areas: Sahel zones, savanna zones, and forest zones in western Africa (Niger and Ghana). I have focused on the livelihood of the people in Sahel and savanna zones and on the inter-regional and inter-ethnic linkage of the people mainly through trade of kola nuts, which are local produce from the forest area. I would like to study how people in western Africa collaborate and build new relationships in the midst of an active human exchange and logistics flow brought by changes in living conditions due to environment issues, developments in infrastructure, and globalization.
Main Works
  • Kirikoshi, H. 2016. ‘Free access to kola nut collection and income opportunities for immigrant women in the cocoa forest zone of southern Ghana’, 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, August 5, Kampala, Uganda
  • Kirikoshi H. 2013 ‘Tree management and Sharing Customs for Famine Food in the Hausa Society of the Sahel Region, West Africa’, International Symposium on Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, October 5, Kyoto, Japan (poster)
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