About Chikako Nihei

Dr Chikako Nihei is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Global and Science Studies at Yamaguchi University, Japan. She completed her PhD degree at the University of Sydney.

Gender and sexuality, Japan

Japan’s food education campaign takes on a nationalistic flavour


Mothers under pressure as Japan pushes return to a traditional diet The Japanese government’s shokuiku (food education) campaign entered a new phase recently that again places rice-based dishes at the forefront of the national diet. Shokuiku started in 2005 in response to concerns over rising lifestyle-related diseases, food safety and national food sufficiency, and for […]