Lecture #10 – Dr. Mineo Kato

Lecture #10: Concept & Reality of “Park Management” under COVID-19 Challenges
October 16, 6:00-7:00pm Vancouver time (Oct 17, 9:00-10:00am, Beijing Time)
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Keynote Speaker: Prof. Mineo Kato
Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan

Dr. Mineo KATO is a professor of Environmental Law & Policy in the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University (Yokohama, JAPAN). He obtained his Ph.D. & Master’s in environmental science, LL.B. from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He has studied the social and legal (law & policy) aspect of national park & protected national parks and other protected areas for more than 40 years. He has served as an expert for Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage Academic Panel, Oze National Park Committee, and the Chairperson of Mt. Shibutsu (in Oze National Park) Environmental Protection Committee. He has also promoted the world natural heritage sites in Japan such as Shiretoko World Natural Heritage (Hokkaido, Japan), Ogasawara World Natural Heritage, Mt. Fuji World Cultural Heritage (Shizuoka & Yamanashi, Japan). His works also included the designation of Oze National Park (Gunma, Niigata, Fukushima & Tochigi, Japan), which was the part of Nikko National Park for many years, now separated to make a new & independent national park in 2007. This separation & independent designation start the concept and movement of modern park designation.