Joined May 6 2014
I’m working at Kagoshima University,Japan, for more than 10 years and have research background in adult and community education.
I spend a lot of time with communities especially with villagers of Amai islands (group of islands which just have tentative registration for 5th World Natural Heritage in Japan) to promote enriched lifestyle while maintaining balance between with natural surroundings, based on “environmental culture”, the relationship which has developed over the course of history between the splendid nature of Amami and its people.
I also do comparative research on indigenous environmental education between Japan and Canada from the point of view of history of environmental education based on Minamata disease (mercury poision) – kogai kyouiku (education against pollution).
It will be a great challenge for me to attend the colloquium, though I am looking forward to meeting everyone.