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Tine Walravens has been a MEXT scholarship guest researcher at Keio University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Institute of Japanese Studies at Ghent University. Her doctoral research is on the politics of food and food safety in East Asia, in particular Japanese consumer trust and food risk. She has published on a variety of topics including food scandals and agri-food trade in Sino-Japanese relations, Japanese national identity and culinary nationalism, and the Japanese diaspora. Her most recent publication is a research article on the Japanese regulatory framework for food safety since the BSE scandal in Contemporary Japan, while she is working on a number of topics including alternative agri-food movements, bioterrorism and genetically modified foods.

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