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Shiro Horiuchi

Shiro Horiuchi was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1975. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1998 and obtained PhD of Science in 2004 from the same university. He majors in regional and mathematical sociology. His main research interest is in the cooperation or coexistence of heterogeneous individuals. For the research in question, he analyses mathematical models, including computer simulations, based on game theory and population growth. He also engages in field work study of regional sociology, particularly interested in communication between urban and rural areas of Japan. He once worked as a coordinator that promotes cooperation among universities, municipalities, companies and non-profit organisations (NPOs) to build a creative area in Yamagata or Tohoku area of Japan. Shiro Horiuchi is now an associate professor of Hannan University, Japan. He teaches tourism sociology to the university students. Now he tries to build creative areas where residents and tourists cooperatively solve the problems and improve the value of the area. His selected publications are Shiro Horiuchi and Tatsuhiro Takahashi (2016), “Globalization and regional revitalization in a local university of Japan,” in Globalization: Economic, Political and Social Issues (Ed. Bernadette Gonzalez), 149–159, Nova Publisher; Shiro Horiuchi (2015), “Emergence and collapse of the norm of resource sharing around locally abundant resources,” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18 (4): 7; and Shiro Horiuchi and Mari Morino (2015), “How local cultures contribute to local communities? Case studies of Japanese spirits dance ‘kagura’,” International Journal of Social Science and Humanity 5: 58–62. He is a member of Japanese Association of Mathematical Sociology and Japan Institute of Tourism Research.

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