Kyoto Journal Issue 75 (Digital)


(US$4) This special issue is now available as a digital download!



Literally “hamlet-mountain,” satoyama has become something of a buzzword, and features extensively in Japanese government literature for the October 2010 COP10 conference on biodiversity in Nagoya (for which this issue was made). Like all buzzwords, satoyama is often used with less than complete comprehension of what the concept really entails. This is problematic, especially given the commendable calls already being made for a “global satoyama.” A more comprehensive understanding of both the ideal of satoyama and the contemporary reality are clearly needed to guide efforts towards a more sustainable society. This satoyama section of KJ75 aims to contribute to such a clearer understanding.


Lessons from the COP10 conference in Nagoya

How Red-Crowned Cranes are thriving in the DMZ

The forest restoration work of C.W. Nicol

In praise of fireflies

The Shinto view on biodiversity

and much more.

Published Sept 30, 2010
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