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Ralph Lützeler

Ralph Lützeler

Ralph Lützeler
Geography, Population Studies
Since March 2007
(Researchers, March 1, 2007 - August 30, 2010)
(Researchers, June 1, 1993 - May 31, 1998)


  • Causes and effects of demographic change: the case of Japanese municipalities
  • Population changes in Japan during the decades of early industrialization (1886–1920)
  • Recent trends of urban development in Japan

Current DIJ Projects

Completed DIJ Projects

Demographic Change and its Regional Implications for Municipalities in Rural and Urban Areas

Challenges of Demographic Change

Social Transformation in Modern Japan: State, Family and Individual

Politics in Japan