(Last updated : 2020-12-05 19:07:15)
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: Here you discover yourself and your abilities to shape your world. Explore APU as your global village with its diversified body of students and teachers, enrich your student life and experience quality education. Message to graduate school students: Together with your teachers at APU, you will learn how to produce new knowledge and test the applications of your findings in the real world. You will also learn how to be innovative and to make a difference in the world.
■ Current research
Revitalizing and development of Agriculture heritage landscapes though tourism
■ Books and theses
1. 2020/11 Book Community Engagement in Japanese Geoparks, in "The Geotourism Industry in the 21st Century: The Origin, Principles, and Futuristic Approach" chapter 14 : Community Engagement in Japanese Geoparks chapter 14,pp.357-374 (Collaboration)  Link
2. 2020/05/06 Article Comparing cultural world heritage sites and globally important agricultural heritage systems and their potential for tourism Journal of Heritage Tourism online,pp.1-16 (Collaboration)  Link
3. 2018/02 Book Life, Identity and Work in an Arid River Basin: The Case of the Zayandeh-Rud (Life-Giving River) in Central Iran  pp.60-76 (Single) 
4. 2017/11 Article Motive-based segmentation of tourists in rural areas: the case of Maragheh, East Azerbaijan, Iran International Journal of Tourism Sciences 17(4),pp.316-331 (Collaboration) 
5. 2017/05 Book Social Media and Knowledge Transfer inTourism
Five-Star Hotels in Philadelphia  pp.239-255 (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2019/12~ Japan Institute of tourism research Link
2. 2018/11~2021/11 UNWTO.QUEST program
3. 2013/09 Associate Editor, International Journal of Ecology and Conservation
4. 2013/08 European Association for Japanese Studies
5. 2011/10 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2020/11/04 Road-mapping Training/Education for Boots on Tourism Grounds (BREAKING OLD BARRIERS FOR A NEW WORLD Mobilizing Tourism Intelligence to Survive) Link
2. 2020/10/23 Forgotten Heritage of the Road: Agriculture Heritage, Sustaining Life and Civilization in Iran (International Conference on Heritage Conservation along the Belt and Road Zones: Between Politics and Professionalism) Link
3. 2020/08/15 Small business recovery amid covid-19, Lessons from the Caribbean (tourismwebinar) Link
4. 2020/06/19 Actions of Small Destinations to Restore Tourism, Lessons from Beppu, Japan Link
5. 2019/07/05 Implementing the Global Code of Ethics in Higher Education, Challenges, and Opportunities (the 8th Japan Society for Tourism Studies Conferenc) Link
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1.   GIAHS and Toruism  (Key Word : Agricultural Heritage, agritourism, rural development, conservation, traditional knowledge and biodiversity)
2.   Satoyama Tourism  (Key Word : Rural Tourism, revitalization, natural resources, depolulation)
3. 2009  Satoumi Tourism  (Key Word : Coastal Tourism, marine resources , coastal communities and resource management)
■ Awards and honors
1. 2009/11 KAKEN / Research Project Number:08F08840
2. 2008/11 JSPS-UNU Post Doctoral fellowship
■ Qualification and licenses
1. 2002/09/01 Internal Auditor ISO standard system (Quality Service)
2. 2000/09/01 Technical Manger for Travel Agency
■ Educational ability
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. 2012/11 Instructor Manual National Certificate I-II & Diploma in Tour Guiding
2. 2012/11 Student Handbook National certificate I-II & diploma in tour guiding
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
1. 2019/04 starting CBL course in 2019 / Community Based Learning
■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2020/11~2020/11 Road-mapping Training/Education for Boots on Tourism Grounds Link
2. 2019/10~2019/10 The Future of Tourism Education Link
■ Committee and society
1. food and agriculture group co- chair Ramsar convention
2. international partnership on "Globally Important Agricultural heritage Systems" (GIAHS ) member of scientific committee
3. Kunisaki city world agriculture heritage research center Academic Director
4. Oita prefecture for GIAHS affairs Advisor
5. UNWTO.QUEST certification Program Advisory Board ( academia)