February 4, 2016
Keynote at East Asian Environmental History conference in Japan
I was honoured to give the keynote address to an open symposium at the Association for East Asian Environmental History conference (EAEH 2015), held in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, 22-25 October. The theme of the conference was ‘Beyond borders: Oceans, mountains, and rivers in East Asia’.
Past, present and future EAEH Presidents!
Many Rachel Carson Center connections at EAEH
We loved the food
Part of the trip included a study tour of Te-shima Island, the site of one of the world’s worst cases of illegal dumping of toxic industrial waste.
Contaminated water on Te-Shima Island
Refined materials for recycling, processed at the Te-Shima waste treatment facility
Outside the waste treatment facility
I also participated in a workshop titled, ‘Mathematical and geographical modelling for environmental humanities’, Kyoto University, 26-27 October.
Thanks to Professor Satoshi Murayama for inviting me and Leanne, and for his generous hospitality.
Ready to go out in Tokyo
Boys pleased with their Japanese candy (a gift from Hiroko Nakamura)