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Operating organization

Introduction of Managing Board and Steering Committee

Managing Board

Consultation and examination related to the overall operation of the council are conducted in order to effectively conducting practices and activities.

Member of the Managing Board
Job Title Name
Professor, School of Graduate studies, Osaka City University Muneki Mitamura(Chairperson of Academic Group)
Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University Yoshinori Kodama
Professor Emeritus, University of Hyogo Hiroo Inokuchi
Professor, Graduate School of Regional Resource Management University of Hyogo Norihito Kawamura
Curator, Shin’onsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center
Geopark Expert Shin’onsen Town
Isamu Tanimoto(Chairperson of Education Group)
Lecturer, Faculty of Life and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Prefectural University Atsuo Kotaki(Chairperson of Protection and Conservation Group)
Proffesor, School of International Communication, Kansai University of International Communications Makoto Yoshida(Chairperson of Local industries Group)
Director, Genbudo Guide Club Michinori Kinoshita(Chairperson of Guide Group)
Chief of Planning Section, Kyotango City Tourism Association Yoshiaki Furuta
Director, San’in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea Kazuhiko Kondou
Director, San’in Kaigan Geopark Promotion Council Hirofumi Hishida
(Chirperson of Tourism Grope)
(Chief of Secretariate)

Steering committee - Academic Group

In order to provide advice and recommendation of the whole activities of geopark including education and research activities from an academic standpoint and to support operation of geopark, the member of the Academic Group consists of member of academic society such as the Geological Society of Japan, researchers of university and earth scientist. From an academic standpoint, the Academic Group deliberates and discusses geopark activities in general, including education and research activities, and promotes academic research and study.

Member of Academic Group
Job Title Name
Professor, School of Graduate studies, Osaka City University Muneki Mitamura(Chairperson of the Group)
Lecturer, Faculty of Life and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Prefectural University Atsuo Kotaki(Chairperson of Preservation and Conservation)
Lecturer, Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo Noritaka Matsubara
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo Kyohei Sano
Curator, Shin’onsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center
Geopark Expert
Isamu Tanimoto(Chairperson of Education Group)
Chief of curator, Tottori Prefectural Museum Kawakami Yasushi
Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University Yoshiaki Sugamori
Professor, University of Fukuchiyama Nobuyuki Ashida
Professor, Sonoda Women’s University Atsushi Ooe
Professor, Kyoto University of Education Satoshi Tanaka

Steering committee - Education Group

The member of group consists of educator and geologist for promotion of educations of environment and local area and education through experience by geopark activity. The group discusses and considers how to implement environmental learning, hand on-learning, and local community learning through geopark activities.

Member of Education Group
Job Title Name
Shin’onsen Town San’in Kaigan Geopark Center
Geopark Expert
Isamu Tanimoto(Chairperson of Education Group)
Teacher, Mineyama, Kyoto Prefectural High School Yuuko Azuma
Expert of Geopark Promotion, Toyooka City Kouichi Narita
Tottori Prefectural Government Specialist, San’in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea Kazuya Ando
Supervisor, Education Bureau of Kyotango City Hiroyuki Nagai
Expert of information technology education, Education Bureau of Tajima, Hyogo Prefecture Hitoshi Tanaka
Advisor, Education Center of Tottori Prefecture Kenji Sawada
Teacher, Hamasaka Junior High School, Shin’onsen Town Kazuo Nishimura
Teacher, Fukube Mirai Gakuen School Tottori City Ryota Nozawa

Steering committee - Tourism Group

For the purpose of promoting regional revitalization through the development of geotourism, the member is composed of local government and tourism group. Discusses and considers geopark activities and the creation of new tourism by utilizing local resources in order to revitalize the region through the development of geotourism.

Member of tourism grouup
Job Title Name
Director, San’in Kaigan Geopark Promotion Council Hirofumi Hishida
(Chairperson of Tourism Group)
(Chief of Secretariate)
Chief of Planning Section, Kyotango City Tourism Association Yoshiaki Furuta
Tottori Prefectural Government Specialist, San’in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea Kazuhiko Kondo

Chief of Section, Tottori Prefecture

Hirokazu Hirai

Kyotango City Tourism Association
Manager of Marketing Section and Director of Tour Center

Yoshiaki Matsuda
Director, Toyooka Tourism Inovatioon Katsutoshi Izawa
Director, Kirinnomachi Tourism Office Yasuhiro Ishizuka

Steering committee - Protection and Conservation Group

In order to develop geopark activities led by local residents, the member of the group consists of local activity officials, administrative officials and etc. Discuss and consider conservation management activities and geopark activities that utilize local resources for the purpose of developing geopark activities led by local residents.

Member of Protection and Conservation Group
Job Title Name
Lecturer, Faculty of Life and Environment Studies Kyoto Prefectural University Atsuo Kotaki(Chairperson of the Group)
Chief of environment and sanitation, Kyotango Healthcare center, Kyoto Yoshihiko Katayama
Chief of the Environment Section, Tajima Prefectural Office, Hyogo Prefecture Hiroo Iino
Chief, Life and Environment Department Tottori Prefecture Ikkou Ueki
Nature Protection Officer, Takeno Nature Protection Office, Ministry of the Environment Yoshiharu Takahashi
Nature Protection Officer, Uradome Nature Protection Office, Ministry of the Environment Satoshi Terauchi

Steering committee - Local Industries Group

In order to revitalize local industries through geopark activities led by local residents, the member of group consists of local activity officials, local government officials and etc. Discuss and consider regional management and regional promotion utilizing regional resources for the purpose of revitalizing regional industries through geopark activities led by local residents.

Member of Local Industry Group
Job Title Name
Professor, School of International Communication, Kansai University of International Communication Makoto Yoshida(Chairperson of the Group)
Professor, Faculty of Regional Science, Tottori University Sachiko Kawaida
Assistant Professor, Department of reginal management, University of Fukuchiyama Hidenori Sugioka
Lecturer, School of Business Administration, Mukogawa Women’s University Sayaka Yamashita
Director, Tajima Shinkin Bank Takeo Miyagaki
Manager, Kyoto Hokuto Shinkin Bank Yasushi Haga
Chief of Regional Promotion Section, Tottori Shinkin Bank Tomoyuki Nakamura
Chief Planning Section, Kyotango City Tourism Association Yoshiaki Furuta
Chief of Regional Policy, Tajima Prefectural Office Hyogo Prefecture Zenmei Nakanosono
Assistant chief, Office of Reginal Promotion of the Eastern Part of Tottori Tetsuhiko Iwanari

Steering committee - Guide Group

For promotion of sustainable activities of guiding for geotourism, member of Guide Group consists of actual geopark guide. In order to promote sustainable activities of geopark guides, discuss and consider training of guides, improvement of qualifications, collaboration and cooperation, sharing of issues and solutions.

Member of Guide Group(Registered guide group)
Name of registered guide group Location
(NPO) Machizukuri Support Center Kyotango City
Kotobikihama Guide “Synchro” Kyotango City
Shotenkyo Guide Club Kyotango City
Kitanokan Co. Ltd. Toyooka City
(NPO) Genbudo Guide Club Toyooka City
Hiyoriyama Guide Center Toyooka City
(NPO) Kannabe Nature School Toyooka City
Takeno Tourism Association Toyooka City
Guide Club “Sea, Sky, Wood and People” Toyooka City
Mother Earth Co. Ltd. Toyooka City
(NPO) Citizen Research Institute “Oriental White Stoke” Toyooka City
(NPO) Tajima School of the Sea Kami Town
Uzukanomori Kami Town
Ojiro Guide Club Kami Town
Kasumi Sea Taxi Association Kami Town
Shin’onsen Geopark Network Shin’onsen Town
Asanoya Geoguide Shin’onsen Town
“Geo sen.s” Tajima-Inaba Reserch Club Shin’onsen Town
Iwami Guide Club Iwami Town
San’in Matsushima Cruise Co. Ltd Iwami Town
(NPO) Tottori Tour Guide Center Tottori City
Yasaho Guide Club Tottori City
Ootsutsumi Uguitsuki Preservation Society Tottori City
San’in Kaigan National Park
Tottori Sand Dunes Visitor Center Management Council
Tottori City
Tottori Branch, National Park Foundation Tottori City
Kawahara Castle Study Group Tottori City
Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Board School Tottori City