(Last updated : 2021-07-05 15:29:58)
  JONES Thomas E.
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2007/04~2010/03 〔Doctoral course〕, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science, The University of Tokyo, Completed
2. 2005/04~2007/03 〔Master degree program〕 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 
■ Books and theses
1. Article Nature-Based Tourism Motivations and Visit Profiles of Domestic and International Segments to a Japanese National Park. Quaestiones Geographicae 40(2),pp.77-92 (Collaboration) 
2. 2021/07/31 Book Stakeholders Management and Ecotourism   (Collaboration) 
3. 2020/09/02 Article Peak-bagging and cartographic misrepresentations: a call to correction CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM  (Collaboration) 
4. 2020/06/19 Article Zoning for world heritage sites: dual dilemmas in development and demographics Tourism Geographies  (Collaboration)  Link
5. 2020/04/01 Book Searching for Sustainable Tourism in Malaysia: Can Langkawi Geopark Rangers Offer Improved Stewardship?   (Collaboration) 
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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. 2020/06/23 Searching for Sustainable Tourism in Malaysia: Can Langkawi Geopark Rangers Offer Improved Stewardship? ("Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia" (Book launch))
2. 2020/03/26 Monitoring National Parks' Potential and Perceived Constraints in an Era of Internationalization (Japanese Forestry Society)
3. 2020/02/19 A meta-analytic review of wildlife tourism research: Longitudinal trends in theoretical foundations (Second Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Wakayama University)
4. 2020/02/19 Positioning ‘wild’ monkey parks on a non-consumptive wildlife tourism spectrum: Visitor perspectives from Takasakiyama Natural Zoo (Second Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific)
5. 2019/11/29 Towards Inclusive Leadership in National Parks: Taking Stock of Efforts by Japan’s Ministry of Environment to Improve Diversity in Visitor Management (17th AP Conference)
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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. 2019/07~2020/03  Internationalization of Aso-Kuju National Park  (Key Word : )
■ 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