KEYNOTE 1: 2018 | Where are we from and where are we going?

KEYNOTE 1: 2018 | Where are we from and where are we going?

Perspectives of Human Health and A Sustainable Society

Speaker: Professor Tetsukazu Yahara,

Director, Institute of Decision Science For a Sustainable Society (IDS3), Kyushu University, Japan

Dr. Yahara is coordinating a trans-disciplinary graduate education program on decision science covering sciences of environments, disaster, health, governance and human cooperation. He has over 30 years’ experience in ecology and evolution, conservation biology, and biodiversity science and is now leading some projects including plant diversity assessments in tropical forests of SE Asia. He contributed to the development of bioGENESIS core project of DIVERSITAS. He also contributed to developing a global network of biodiversity observation as a member of GEO BON implementation committee and is now chairing Asia-Pacific biodiversity observation network (APBON)

“Where are we from and where are we going?”

“We can’t accept the deployment, which would be a crisis posing a life-or-death question to our town,” Hanada said during a Friday meeting with Kenji Harada, state minister of defense.

Harada, however, sought the understanding of the mayor and the town.

“We hope you’ll let us explain carefully so that anxieties and concerns among local people are swept away,” he said.

Harada plans to visit each of the prefectures where the systems will be deployed, on Monday and Tuesday, to report the results of local environmental surveys.

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