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Laboratory Address

Center for Regional Development, 1-21-40, Korimoto, Kagoshima City, 890-0065, Japan

Research Fields, Keywords

Nature Conservation, World Natural Heritage, Biodiversity, Wildlife, NationalPark, International Cooperation

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As a nature conservation specialist, he had been working in nature conservation policy and measures including national park management, wildlife conservation and conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for more than30 years mainly at the Ministry of the Environment. Since 2015 as a project professor at the Kagoshima University, he is responsible for Kagoshima Environment Project and working on research, education and regional contribution. He has studied on the harmony between people and nature in Amami area that is to be recommended as a world natural heritage site. He has worked as well on regional environmental issues including feral cat issue jointly with regional stakeholders through a multidisciplinary approach.

Academic Career at Kagoshima Univ. 【 display / non-display

  • Kagoshima University Research Field in Integrated Studies, Integrated Arts and Sciences Area Kagoshima Center for Community Development, Institute for Social Contribution, Professor, 2015.04 - 2018.03

  • Kagoshima University Research Field in Integrated Studies, Integrated Arts and Sciences Area Regional Co-creation Center for Industry and Society, Institute for Regional Co-creation in Southern Kyusyu and the Nansei Islands, Professor, 2018.04 -

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Wetland International Surpervisory Coucil, Member, 2015.11 -

  • United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Visiting Professor, 2015.05 -

  • Ministry of Environment Minister's Secretariat, Advisor to the Minister, 2014.07 - 2015.03

  • Ministry of Environment Nature Conservation Bureau, Director General, 2013.07 - 2014.07

  • Ministry of Environment Minister's Secretariat, Councilor, 2012.08 - 2013.07

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  • Other


Social Activity Outside the University 【 display / non-display

  • Supervisory Coucil of Wetlands International,2017.06