Time-geography in Japan: Its application to urban life

Authors: Kohei Okamoto*, Nagoya Univesity, Yoshio ARAI, The University of Tokyo
Topics: Urban Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Time geography
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Congressional B, Omni, West
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Time geography was introduced to Japan in the mid-1970s and the full-scale study started in the late ‘80s when “Time Geography Study Group” was formed by young scholars. The study group published the Japanese translation of anthology of important time-geographic works and started the empirical researches in Japan. This chapter examines how the time-geographic investigation rose related with the societal context of Japanese metropolises at that time and what it brought the society and academia in Japan.

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