Basic Information


KUMAGAI Yoshitaka


Vice President



E-Mail Address

E-mail address

Academic Background (Graduate Level) 【 display / non-display

  • Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Department of Forest Resources

    Doctor's Course, 2001/09, Completed, UNITED STATES

Degree Earned 【 display / non-display

  • Ph.D., Forestry, Oregon State University, 2001/09

Professional Career On-Campus 【 display / non-display

  • Akita International University, Vice President, 2019/08 -

  • Akita International University, Professor, 2004/04 -

  • Akita International University Institute for Promotion of International Liberal Arts Education, Director, Institute for Promotion of International Liberal Arts Education, 2019/04 -

  • Akita International University, Dean of International Affairs, 2019/08 -

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Japan Studies Center (Formerly Japan Studies Program), Director of Japan Studies Center, 2019/08 -

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External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Washington State Univeristy Department of Agriculture and Home Economics, Researcher, 2002/02 - 2004/02

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Association of Rural Studies, 2006/09 - , JAPAN

Field of Expertise 【 display / non-display

  • Protected Area Management


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Geoparks in National Parks: challenges and potentials for promoting sustainable tourism, 2018/01, Yoshitaka Kumagai

    Research paper (university, research institution), Single Author, Japanese

  • Traditional performing arts in Akita: the current status, issues, and future, vol.2 (p.1 - 8) , 2016/03

    Research paper (university, research institution), Single Author, Japanese

  • Editorial: Responding to disasters-the role of protected area, Parks: International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, vol.19 (2) (p.7 - 12) , 2013/11, Yoshitaka Kumagai, Naoya Furuta, Nigel Dudley, Nobukazu Naniwa, and Radhika Murti

    Research paper (other scientific conference materials, etc.), Multiple Authorship, English

  • Why Natural Disasters are not Natural for Victims?, Environment Impact Assessment Review, vol.26 (1) (p.106 - 119) , 2006, Yoshitaka Kumagai, John Edwards and Matthew Carroll

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship, English

  • Evacuation Behavior during Wildfires: Results of Three Case Studies, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, vol.21 (1) (p.39 - 48) , 2006, Cohn, Patricia, J., Carroll, Matthew S., Kumagai, Yoshitaka,

    Research paper (scientific journal), Multiple Authorship, English

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Applying Existing Social Science Theories to Wildfires. In People, fire and forests: synthesis of wildfire social science., Oregon State University Press, 2007, Sarah MacCaffrey and Yoshitaka Kumagai

    Scholarly Book, Editing and Writing, English

Other Research Activities 【 display / non-display

  • Studies on governance of protected areas in Asia, 2014/05 -


Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Heritage and Diversity in Akita.,2018/10 - 2021/09

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),2005/04 - 2007/03

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Keynote speech at 8th Japan Geopark Conference, Domestic Conference, 2017/10, Geotourism in national parks: linking national parks and geoparks, Oral Presentation (key)

  • International Conference on Geotourism , International Conference, 2017/10, Geoparks in Japan, Oral Presentation (key)

  • Japanese Institute of Landscape Archtecture: Tohoku Regional Conference, Domestic Conference, 2017/10, National Parks and Regional Revitalization: Challenges and Potentials, Oral Presentation (key)

  • Special Lecture at National Taiwan Normal University , International Conference, 2017/09, Prototected Areas in Asia, Oral Presentation (guest/special)


On-Campus Classes/Subjects In Charge of 【 display / non-display

  • 2022, Spring, CCS100-1_S, Orientation

  • 2019, Fall, CCS100-1_F, Orientation

  • 2018, Winter, GSP335-1_W, GS Special Topic 26

  • 2018, Fall, ENV100-1_F, Environmental Science

  • 2018, Fall, ENV420-1_F, Environmental Science in Global Perspective

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Community Activities Outside University 【 display / non-display

  • Coordinater for a training workshop organized by Japanse cabinet,2018/09

    coordinater for the workshop organized by Japanese cabinet

  • Committe memeber on Route 105 Oomagari-Takanosu,2017/11 - 2019/03

    Giving an advice on the committee

  • Coordinating for the open forum: How can rural communities survive in deppoulation?,2017/11

    Opening remark and coordination for a panel discussion on survival of rural communities in depopulation

  • JICA Workshop Collaboarative manament in protected areas,2017/09

    Special Lecture at JICA workshop on collaborative management of protected areas

  • A lecture at Akita city womens assembly members and adminstaration staff members,2017/08

    Special Lecture at Akita city

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