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Takuya Kamiabyashi
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
graphic designer, journalist
What organisation do you work for?
Kyoto Journal
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Protected areas, Traditional knowledge
What languages do you speak?
japanese, english
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Recently, I started interning at Kyoto Journal that covered biodiversity aiming at COP10 as a editorial designer, as well as content writer. I am currently at COP10 covering urban satoyama, Hirabari Satoyama, disappearing satoyama locating in the city of Nagoya regardless of the fact that Japan announced its Satoyama Initiative.

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Right after the historical conference, COP10, Nagoya city started destroying its own Satoyama

A controversial story of destruction of Hirabari Satoyama was picked up by Der Spiegel and Japan Times in the middle of COP10.

This Satoyama locates at right by Aichi Driving Center, only 30-minute car ride from COP10 venue is very compact in its size, 5hecters, but one can witness vast biological diversity. It was on Japanese media frequently in December of 2009, because Kawamura Takashi, the mayor of Nagoya city, picked it up to turn… Continue

Posted on November 6, 2010 at 11:12 — 4 Comments

Satoyama, only one hour from COP10 venue, is being destroyed with the city's approval

All attending COP10 must have a good idea what satoyama is by now. Many, especially government officials, are emphasizing the ideal side of its satoyama initiative - how Japanese rural area can offer an example of humans and nature co-existing. And you must have started wondering, is that all they can offer? Don't they have any failed experiences, or can't they show us some implementation of that where most of Japan's population can actually see? Isn't there any satoyama in the city of Nagoya… Continue

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:00

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