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Japanese Commons in the Coastal Seas

How the Satoumi Concept Harmonizes Human Activity in Coastal Seas with High Productivity and Diversity

Authors: Yanagi, Tetsuo

  • Gives examples of commons in the coastal sea of Japan 
  • This book serves as a toolkit for the creation of new commons in the coastal sea
  • Presents a way of sustainable relation for the symbiosis of human and nature
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The author proposed the satoumi concept, analogous to the satoyama concept on land, as “coastal sea with high biodiversity and productivity in harmony with human interaction” in 1998. The concept for environmental conservation in the coastal seas has been widely accepted and was included in the Japanese national policy of “Strategy for Establishment of an Environmental Nation” in 2007. This book is a translation of the author’s Japanese book (2010) in response to concerns and questions about satoumi, including: Does biodiversity increase as a result of human interaction in coastal seas? Do the economics of fishing villages need to be considered in detail? What legal support is necessary for the creation of satoumi? Is there a relation between the concepts of God and Nature in satoumi? What is the relationship between fishermen and city dwellers? Chapter 1 presents the basic concept of satoumi. In Chapter 2 the relation between biodiversity and human interaction, economic problems related to satoumi, legal support for satoumi creation, satoumi from the point of view of landscape ecology, and the relation between society and science with regard to the satoumi movement are discussed. In Chapter 3 examples of satoumi creation in Japan are presented, and in Chapter 4 the overseas dissemination of the satoumi concept is introduced, with Chapter 5 providing the conclusion. Chapter 1 presents the basic concept of satoumi. In Chapter 2 the relation between biodiversity and human interaction, economic problems related to satoumi, legal support for satoumi creation, satoumi from the point of view of landscape ecology, and the relation between society and science with regard to the satoumi movement are discussed. In Chapter 3 examples of satoumi creation in Japan are presented, and in Chapter 4 the overseas dissemination of the satoumi concept is introduced, with Chapter 5 providing the conclusion.

About the authors

Tetsuo Yanagi
Professor at Kyushu University
Director of the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
http://www.riam.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/index-e.html

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54099-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Japanese Commons in the Coastal Seas
Book Subtitle
How the Satoumi Concept Harmonizes Human Activity in Coastal Seas with High Productivity and Diversity
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54100-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54100-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54099-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 113
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