(Last updated : 2024-04-19 13:19:59)
  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. 2024/04/10 Article Visitors’ Willingness to Pay for Protected Areas: A New Conservation Donation in Aso Kuju National Park. Conservation 4(2),pp.201-215 (Collaboration)  Link
2. 2024 Book Can Invasive Alien Species play a role in Protected Areas? The Nature-based Tourism Dilemma of ‘Rabbit Island’ in Setonaikai National Park, Japan.   (Collaboration)  Link
3. 2024 Book Travelling to Feed Animals: Identifying Motivations of Tourists on ‘Rabbit Island’, Japan   (Collaboration)  Link
4. 2023/07/21 Article Students’ perspectives of sustainable development goals in a Japanese higher education institute. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.  (Collaboration)  Link
5. 2023/04/04 Article Reflections on a two-decade journey toward zero waste: A case study of Kamikatsu town, Japan  11 (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. 2023 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2022
2. 2022 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2021
3. 2021 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2020
4. 2020 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2019
5. 2019 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Research AY2018
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■ 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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