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Conservation nature

Conserving nature   A Japanese perspective

Conservation Nature

We introduce broad experiences, views and initiatives on biodiversity in Japan in order to share our experiences and explore new approaches for biodiversity conservation. It covers Japanese cultural and social background and historical experiences regarding nature conservation as well as recent efforts being made by various actors, such as national and local governments, the private sector, museums and NPOs with different interest.

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Foreword/ Harufumi Nishida, Secretary General, Biodiversity Network Japan

Chapter1 Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, with Reference to the Japanese Spirit of Worshipping Nature/ Kunio Iwatsuki, Director, Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo and Professor emeritus, the University of Tokyo

Chapter2 The Need to Conserve the Vanishing Satoyama Heritage/ Alphonse Kambu, Director, IICRC Special Programme, UNU IAS

Chapter3 Ecology of Divine Punishment and Favor: An Introduction to Environmental Ethnology/ Hiroyuki Torigoe, Professor at Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University

Chapter4 Dreaming 400 Years into the Future: Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto "Buys a Mountain" for Future Re-Building/ Kounin Mori, Legal Affairs Manager, Kiyomizu Temple

Chapter5 山川草木悉皆成仏-The Mountains, Rivers, Grasses and Trees Will all become Buddhas-The Japanese View of Nature and Religion/ Kasei Nagasawa, Secretary General, Kyoto Buddhist Organization

Chapter6 Reintroduction of Oriental White Storks in the Wild as the Central Focus of Policy Making/ Hidemichi Ootagaki, Director of the Oriental White Stork and Human Coexistence Department, Toyooka City

Chapter7 Regional planning with a Focus on Biodiversity: Challenges of a local Natural History Museum - Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo/ Isao Nakase, Vice president, Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo and Professor, University of Hyogo, and Takashi Kyakuno, Senior researcher, Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo

Chapter8 Rejuvenation of Valley-Bed Rice Fields and Restoration of Lake Water Quality through Sake Brewery Business/ Keinosuke Hirose, Shiragiku Shuzo, Co., Ltd.

Chapter9 Kajima Corporation’s Promotion of Biodiversity Efforts for a Sustainable Society/ Yoriyuki Yamada, Kajima Corporation, Office of Global Environment

Chapter10 Initiatives on Biodiversity by Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation and its Member Companies/ Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation

Chapter11 Formulation of the Third National Biodiversity Strategy of Japan/ Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Chapter12 The First Prefectural Biodiversity Strategy of Chiba/ Nature Conservation Division, Environmental and Community Affairs Department, Chiba Prefectural Government

Chapter13 Home Building with Artisans: Helping Rebuild Forests/ Kiyotaka Suzuki, Director, Head Office of the Association of Creative Tokyo House for the Future

Chapter14 Targeting Sustainable Society by Utilizing Used Timber and Old buildings/ Kozai Bunka No Kai (Association for the Preparation of the Bank of Reusing Timber)

Afterword/ Naoya Furuta, Member of Editorial Committee, Biodiversity Network Japan

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