Seaweed Research Journal

Seaweed Research Journal

Apr 10, 2015

The Islands of Kagoshima: Culture, Society, Industry and Nature, Second Edition


A new book was published.

Kawai, K., Terada, R., Kuwahara, S. (eds.)  The Islands of Kagoshima: Culture, Society, Industry and Nature, Second Edition. 158 pp., Hokuto-Shobo Publishing(北斗書房), Tokyo.
March 2015
ISBN: 978-4-89290-032-7
2,000 JPY excluding tax

It was the second edition that was originally published in 2013, and the new topic and data were included.


Summary

Kagoshima Prefecture is located in the southern part of Japan, and comprises of more than 600 islands, including 28 populated islands, and has the second largest number of islands among the prefectures in Japan. Kagoshima lies in the boundary zone between temperate and subtropical climates, and stretches over 600 km along the north-south axis. However, most significantly, Kagoshima has the richest diversity in both nature and human culture, suggesting the islands of Kagoshima are more distinctive than any other regions of Japan. This book comprises of 23 chapters and three columns written by specialists, and features the characteristic culture, society, industry and nature of the islands in Kagoshima, and provides insights into future perspectives.