Session Sub-categoryPublic
Session IDO-06
Related FieldsH
TitleThe connection between earth sciences and society by Geoparks -Results and issues in the past decade-
Short TitleGeoparks in Japan
Main ConvenerNameNoritaka Matsubara
AffiliationGraduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo
Co-Convener 1NameYayoi ICHIHASHI
AffiliationSado City Board of Education
Co-Convener 2NameHokuto Obara
AffiliationMine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Promotion Council
Co-Convener 3NameMarekazu Ohno
AffiliationUnzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Office
Session LanguageJJ
Scope10 years have passed since the Geoparks started in Japan and it has grown as a channel for linking earth science and society. In this session, we would like to look back on our activities and discussions of the past decade, and discuss the feature of Japanese Geoparks.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Invited Authors
  • Mahito Watanabe (Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
  • Tadahiro Shibata (The Unit of Natural Monuments, Monuments and Sites Division, Cultural Properties Department, Agency for Cultural Affaire)
  • Kuniyasu Mokudai (Japan Geo Service Incorporated)
  • HIROKO IMAI (Com Support Office /Wakayama University Center for Tourism Research)
  • Ko Takenouchi (Fossa Magna Museum, Itoigawa City)
  • Katsuhiko Asahi (Izu Peninsula Geopark Promotion Council)
Time Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 PM1
13:45 - 14:15 O06-01Activity of Japanese geoparks -progress and challenge-Mahito Watanabe Abstract
14:15 - 14:45 O06-02Conservation of geological sites based on the Natural Park Law and Law for the Protection of Cultural PropertyTadahiro Shibata Abstract
14:45 - 15:15 O06-03What has been evaluated, what will be evaluated in the Japanese GeoparkKuniyasu Mokudai Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 PM2
15:30 - 16:00 O06-0410 Years of geopark of Japan viewed from private business personHIROKO IMAI Abstract
16:00 - 16:30 O06-05Ten Years of the Itoigawa Geopark, Backed by the Function of a Regional MuseumKo Takenouchi Abstract
16:30 - 17:00 O06-06Necessity in re-assemblage of Japanese geopark concept: a lesson from the context of the Lesvos international intensive course on geoparksKatsuhiko Asahi Abstract
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 20 Core Time
O06-P01 The last decade of Geopark Education in Japan Ryuta YAMAMOTO Abstract
O06-P02 Significance to Link Sustainable Development of Goals to Geopark Activities Marekazu Ohno Abstract
O06-P03 10 years history of Shirataki National Geopark Kyohei Sano Abstract
O06-P04 Re-examination of the 1857 eruption of Tokachi-dake based on Mr. Takeshiro Matsuura’s documents Yamaya Keiji Abstract
O06-P05 Construction of the Conservation system of the remains of Volcano Disaster in the National Park
- Case of the action in Toya-Usu UNESCO Global Geopark -
Hikaru Yokoyama Abstract
O06-P06 Discussion regarding the implementation of "Geopark Specialist Exchange Project" between Yuzawa Geopark and MikasaGeopark KOTA NAKAMIGAWA Abstract
O06-P07 School education activities of Shimokita Geopark
-Regional study and Geopark-
Satoshi Ishikawa Abstract
O06-P08 Supports for research and knowledge sharing with local residents in Yuzawa Geopark Yukiko Yamasaki Abstract
O06-P09 Beyond Geo-Park Areas, 2018 Hiroshi Sato Abstract
O06-P10 Results and issues of activity in the North Ibaraki Geopark that became droped out certification of Japanese Geopark. Tsuyoshi Nishimaki Abstract
O06-P11 Ibaraki university student’s regional contribution by using geological information in Ibaraki Pref. Shota Watanabe Abstract
O06-P12 The reorganization of the geosite in Shimonita Geopark Hara Hideo Abstract
O06-P13 The connection between earth science and regional society in Mt. Asama North Geopark and future prospects Suguru SAKAGUCHI Abstract
O06-P14 The role of Geopark connecting science and residents
~ Izu Oshima · Thinking through collapse slope monitoring survey ~
Rika Usui Abstract
O06-P15 UNESCO global geoparks and Japanese issues learnt from UGGp field evaluation mission Katsuhiko Asahi Abstract
O06-P16 Looking back on the 10 years of the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark Takahiko Ogawara Abstract
O06-P17 How to utilize the treasure of the Naeba-Sanroku Geopark and connect it to the future Nakano Kohei Abstract
O06-P18 Approach to Geoparking of Central Alps 2017 Komatsu Yutaka Abstract
O06-P19 Minami Alps Geopark Participation in a Geopark guide for high school students Eri Ozawa Abstract
O06-P20 The widespread effect of Geostory caused by the showing of the Geopark movie kubo takashi Abstract
O06-P21 Assessment and result of our Geopark education for school. Tsuyoshi Hibino Abstract
O06-P22 Geopark Study Classes at a Junior High School through a Year in Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katsuyama Geopark: First Attempt at Katsuyama Nanbu Junior High School Sumiaki Machi Abstract
O06-P23 Activity of San'in Kaigan UGGp Suzuka Koriyama Abstract
O06-P24 10 Years of the San'in Coast Geopark - Issues and Current Status Analysis - NOBUAKI KUMAGAI Abstract
O06-P25 The connection between earth sciences and society by Geoparks -Understanding of geological importance of regional resources by local Residents in case of San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark Noritaka Matsubara Abstract
O06-P26 Field trip for learning from Kita-Tango Earthquake (1927) Makoto Obase Abstract
O06-P27 The 1st Nanki Kumano Geopark Children's School in Kushimoto tsukiyama shoji Abstract
O06-P28 Geopark activities of JGN associate member -Example pf the Miyoshi city- Azusa Tonotani Abstract
O06-P29 Activities of the Tosashimizu Geopark Plan Project Team Hisaaki Sato Abstract
O06-P30 The new geopark activities in Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Hokuto Obara Abstract
O06-P31 Development of Geotourism using eco-friendly cars Yu Horiuchi Abstract