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Abstract

Professor Takeshi Kobayashi was a leading and representative figure in interpretation of Japan. He passed awaysuddenly on March 13th in 2013 at the age of 55. This paper describes a brief history of interpretation in Japan, following thesteps that Professor Kobayashi had taken in the field of interpretation and environmental education. Professor Kobayashistarted his interpretation career at the Takao Visitor Center as a ranger of the Nature Conservation Society of Japan in 1983.He established the Center for Environmental Studies in order to focus on nature interpretation in 1988. He had also coordinatedthe Japan-U.S. Interpreter Training Seminar, which was jointly supported by the U.S. National Park Services, since 1995 anddeveloped a number of other interpreter training programs in Japan. He played a central role in those training courses in 1990s and 2000s of Japan, during which the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology were active in offering training for interpreters and outdoor educators. He became a professor at theGifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in 2005 and a professor at the Department of Animal Sciences, the Faculty ofLife and Environmental Sciences, Teikyo University of Science in 2010. He developed courses for instructors and trainers ofenvironmental education and interpretation. Professor Kobayashi helped offering opportunities for domestic and internationalinterpreters to meet and to develop network. He had been engaged in developing interpretation through projects and events,human resource development, and networking, and greatly contributed to the enhancement of interpretation in Japan till thelast day.

Journal

  • 帝京科学大学紀要

    帝京科学大学紀要 10, 1-14, 2014

    帝京科学大学

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009872132
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA12036066
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    1880-0580
  • NDL Article ID
    026078157
  • NDL Call No.
    Z74-E487
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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