Committees & Supporting Organizations


Local Organizing Committee
(LOC Osaka)

Taku Fukumoto, Nanzan University, Japan
Yasunori Hanamatsu, Kyushu International University, Japan
Hiroya Ichimichi, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Taizo Imano, Chukyo University, Japan
Eunhwee Jeon, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Shinya Kitagawa, Mie University, Japan
Tatsuki Kohatsu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Yosuke Maeda, Niigata University, Japan
Sayaka Sakuma, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan, Chair
Shohei Yao, University of Tokyo, Japan

National Supporting Committee (JNC)

Yukio Himiyama, Hokkaido University of Education (emeritus), Japan,
Chair (IGU, Past President)
Akiko Ikeguchi, Yokohama National University. Japan
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan
Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan (LOC Osaka)
Michiyo Yoshida, Wakayama University, Japan
Kohei Watanabe, Teikyo University, Japan

Scientific Committee

Sang-Hyun Chi, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Juan Manuel Delgado, National University of San Marcos, Peru (C20.30)
Adriana Dorfman, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (C20.36)
Jinn-yuh Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Yungang Liu, South China Normal University, China
Virginie Mamadouh, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (C20.36)
Bae-Gyoon Park, Seoul National University, Korea
Cosimo Palagiano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (C20.40)
Marcella Schmidt Muller di Friedberg, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy (C20.24)
Huei-Min Tsai, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (C20.25)
Julie Wilson, Open University of Catalonia, Spain (C20.17)
Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University, Japan, Chair

Funding Organizations

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Tokyo Geographical Society
International Geographical Union (IGU)
Association of Japanese Geographers (AJG)
The Human Geographical Society of Japan (HGSJ)

Supporting IGU Commissions

Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change (C20.17),
Islands (C20.25),
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (C20.30),
Political Geography (C20.36), and
Toponymy (C20.40)

Also in close collaboration with
History of Geography (C20.24)’s Thematic Conference on:
The Ocean and Seas in Geographical Thought 

Supporting Organizations

Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability (RIIS), University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Japan Society of Island Studies (JSIS)
Institute of Ryukyuan Culture (IRC), Okinawa International University, Japan