English version of my profile     16th Feb. 2024

Currently retired both from a high school science teacher and a part-time lecturer of university.
Thailand KVIS (Kamnoetvidya Science Academy) visiting teacher (August 2017-2019)
Thailand Princess Chulabhorn Science High School (PCSHS) Mukdahan visiting teacher and adviser (September 2019)
Work in Thailand for the 2020-2021 school year was cancelled due to the COVID-19 disaster.

Part-time lecturer at Osaka Kyoiku University (April 2013-February 2022, terminated due to retirement)

<Social Activities>
Director for School Education, Seismological Society of Japan (April 2012 - March 2014, April 2002 - March 2007) 

Seismological Society of Japan
Japan Society for Earth Science Education
AGU (American Geophysical Union>)
NAGT (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

1989 Toray Science Education Award for Encouragement "Production and Application of Highly Sensitive Seismograph System
The Japan Society for Earth Science Education, Watanabe Award

<Work Experience>
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Osaka Sangyo University (October 2019 - March 2020)
Part-time lecturer, Osaka Kyoiku University (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, April 2013-March 2016)
Project Associate Professor, Center for Science Education, Osaka Kyoiku University (April 2012-March 2013)
Earth science Teacher, Tennoji Senior High School attached to Osaka Kyoiku University (from April 2000 to March 2012, and from July 2015 to March 2017)
Researcher and supervisor, Osaka Prefectural Education Center (April 1996 to March 2000)
Earth cience Teacher, Osaka Prefectural Higashimozu High School (from April 1992)
 and Osaka Prefectural Yokoyama Senior High School, (since April 1978)

<Academic Background>
Withdrawal from the PhD course of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University (April 2012 - March 2016)
B.S., Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science, Okayama University (March 1976) 

Older profile Introduction.

<About Homepage Background Photo>

I attended the IGC35 in Cape Town in the fall of 2016 and had always wanted to visit Robben Island, a World Heritage Site of a former political prison off the coast of Cape Town, where the famous Nelson Mandera spent 20 major years of his life as a prisoner. I wanted to know what did Nelson Mandera see every day, who spent 20 years of his life in solitary confinement on this island. My wish was finally granted.


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