(Last updated : 2023-05-26 16:23:14)
  JONES Thomas E.
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 2007/04~2010/03 〔Doctorial Course〕, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science, The University of Tokyo, Completed
2. 2005/04~2007/03 〔Master Course〕 Forest Science, Graduate School Division of Life Science, Shinshu University, Completed, Master of science
3. 1999/09~2003/07 Faculty of Social Science, University of Sheffield, Graduated, Bachelor of science
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2017/04 Ritsumeikan APU
2. 2011/04~2017/03 Meiji University Grad. School of Governance Studies
3. 2010/04~2011/03 NPO SCOP
4. 2008/11~2009/02 Japan Tourism Agency Internship
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Message to graduate school students: “Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.” Aldo Leopold 
■ Current specialized field
Cultural anthropology and folklore, Human geography, Environmental policy and social systems (Key Word:Cultural anthropology and folklore, Human geography, Environmental policy and social systems) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2023/03/23 Book Re-designing sustainable experiences for Mount Fuji climbers: Turning peak-baggers back into pilgrims?.  1,pp.281-297 (Collaboration)  Link
2. 2022/11/29 Article Building eco-surplus culture among urban residents as a novel strategy to improve finance for conservation in protected areas Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9(1),pp.426 (Collaboration)  Link
3. 2022/09/11 Article Predictors of support for biodiversity loss countermeasure and bushmeat consumption among Vietnamese urban residents Conservation Science and Practice 4(12),pp.X-X (Collaboration)  Link
4. 2022/04/01 Book World Heritage Sites.   (Single)  Link
5. 2022/03/07 Book 8 Heritage Conservation and Tourism: the Present and Future of the Past Vietnam Tourism: Policies and Practice pp.119-135 (Collaboration)  Link
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2016/11 Japanese Forestry Society
2. 2015/11 Centre for Environmental Information Science,
3. 2014/11 Japanese Institute of Landscape Architects
4. 2012/07 Travel and Tourism Research Association
5. 2010/04 Fujiology Society
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2022/11/02 Comparing wildlife tourist motivations to feed: Findings from first-time & repeat visitors to ‘Rabbit Island,’ Japan (Wildlife Tourism Australia) Link
2. 2022/09/13 Investigating impediments to increasing the length of cycle lanes in the Aso Kuju National Park, Southwest Japan (NECTAR Cluster 5 (Leisure, Recreation & Tourism)) Link
3. 2022/08/30 Investigating efforts to extend cycle tourism infrastructure in and around the Aso Kuju National Park, SW Japan (Royal Geographical Society-IBG Conference) Link
4. 2022/03/18 Travelling to feed animals: Identifying motivations of tourists on “Rabbit Island,” Japan (Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism) Link
5. 2022/03/08 Rabbits as host? Adopting a multi‐species perspective into the “host‐guest” paradigm (CTR International Conference “International Tourism Research Salon”)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2008~2017  Monitoring Visitors to Mount Fuji  (Key Word : Mount Fuji, Conservation, Use, Monitoring)
2. 2009~2017  Sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites  (Key Word : Sustainable tourism, World Heritage Sites, Management Strategy)
3. 2013~2017  Wildlife Tourism  (Key Word : Wildlife Tourism, Nature Conservation, Rules)
4. 2022~2026  From Crisis to Resilience: The Social - Ecological Systems (SES) Approach to Tourism Recovery in East Asia  (Key Word : )
5. 2021~2025  A Comparative study on creating sustainable communities through tourism in depopulating areas during the pandemic era  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2018/10 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Education AY2017
2. 2018/10 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2017
■ Qualification and licenses
1. 2005/04/01 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
2. 2004/06/09 Japanese drivers license(中型)
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2018/09/01 Geoparks course creation
2. 2018/04/01~2018/07/31 Using multi-channel digital resources such as Voice Thread
3. 2017/04/01 Creativity in teaching contents and methods
4. 2017/04/01~2018/11/21 Introduce in-class digital resources such as Flipgrid
5. 2017/04/01 Introduce in-class digital resources such as Voice Thread
● Made textbook and teaching material
● Announcement concerning education
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2019/02~2019/02 20th Anniversary Event of the Fujisan Club: The Future of Mt Fuji (keynote presentation)
2. 2019/01~2019/01 co-organized with Prof Bui a Special lecture from Professor D.B. Weaver entitled: “Ecotourism in the 3rd generation tourism cycle & beyond: Implications for North East Asia.”
3. 2018/04~2019/03 Japanese Ministry of Environment questionnaire survey on international visitors to Beppu Ropeway (Aso-Kuju National Park) conducted 4 times in FY2018
4. 2017/06~2017/07 APU Lecture
5. 2017/04 2017 Symposium: Wildlife Tourism in Japan
■ Committee and society
1. APU's new National Park Partner program (with Yokoyama sensei); Coordinator
2. numerous Journals (Tourism Management; Japanese Geographic Society etc) Reviewer
3. TTRA (Asia-Pacific chapter); Committee Membership
■ Exhibitions, concerts, and competitions
1. 2010/01/01~2018/01/01 “The Most Beautiful Valley in Japan”: Kamikōchi, the Japan Alps, and National Parks in Japan (North Japan Alps) Link
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