Minori YUDA

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Minori YUDA
Fukuoka Women's University
Job title
Associate professor
Ph.D.(Kanazawa University, Japan)
Other affiliation
The University of Tokyo


Geography education (Finland), GIS, Spatial thinking, STEM education, Ethnic minorities' residential relocation in the city.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 2016
Associate professor, Fukuoka Women's University
Apr 2014
Visiting Scholar, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo
Sep 2008
Part-time lecturer, Department of Geography, Komazawa University
Aug 2015
Dec 2016
Visiting scholar (Fulbright scholarship), College of Geosciences, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
Jan 2016
May 2016
Visiting scholar (Fulbright scholarship), Department of History, University of Texas at Arlington
Dec 2009
Aug 2015
Part-time lecturer, College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Apr 2014
Jul 2015
Designated researcher, Graduate school of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo
Jun 2009
Mar 2014
Designated Assistant professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo
Apr 2008
Mar 2011
Part-time lecturer, Kanazawa University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2011
Association of Japanese Geographers  Geography education committee
Apr 2012
Japan committee for International Geography Olympiad  member

Published Papers

YUDA Minori
J. Geogr.   121(4) 686-698   2012   [Refereed]
 This article explains the history of geography education from basic to higher levels up to the present in Finland. It also maps out the geography departments in universities and geography-related academic societies to give a full picture of geogr...
Study on Geographic Information System in school education in Japan
Minori YUDA
Kanazawa University      Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Geographic Information Systems in Upper Secondary School Education in Japan and Finland: A Comparative Study
Yuda, Minori, Satoru Itoh and Tino Johansson
The Shin-Chiri (The New Geography)   57 156-165   2009   [Refereed]
YUDA Minori, ITOH Satoru, UCHIDA Hitoshi, KIZU Yoshinaga, ITOU Junya
J. Geogr.   117(2) 341-353   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
 The use of GIS in education in Japan has not yet been widely diffused, although the computer and network environments of schools have been improved, and teachers have already recognized the characteristics and advantages of this tool in education...
Yuda Minori
Regional views   (17) 97-106   Mar 2004   [Refereed]


Residential Relocation of Resettled Karen in San Diego
Minori YUDA
Race, Ethnicity, And Place IXth Conference   73   Oct 2018
Proceedings of the General Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers   2017(0)    2017
Report on the experiment of the fieldwork using EpiCollect+.
Book Review: Teaching Geography
Sarah W. Bednarz and Minori Yuda
Review of International Geographical Education Online   5(3) 332-336   2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Visualization of Trade of the Dutch East India Company in 18th Century: with GIS and Historical Statistics
Minori YUDA
ANGIS and CRMA Bangkok Meeting Proceedings   69-72   2015
佐藤 哲夫, 湯田 ミノリ, Yongvanit Sekson
駒澤地理   (48) 63-75   Mar 2012

Books etc

Demirci Ali, Miguel González Rafael de, Bednarz Sarah Witham (Part:Contributor, Global Understanding and Geography Education in Japan)
Springer   2018   ISBN:9783319772158
Kokon Shoin   Apr 2015   ISBN:477225286X
Ida, Y., Yuda, M., Shimura, T., Ike, S., Ohnishi, K., Oshima, H. (Part:Joint Editor, Chapter 5: Textbook Approval System and Geography Textbooks in Japan)
Springer   2015   ISBN:9784431549529
Milson Andrew J., Demirci Ali, Kerski Joseph J. (Part:Contributor, Japan: GISEnabled Field Research and a Cellular Phone GIS Application in Secondary Schools (with Ida, Y))
Springer   2012   ISBN:9789400721197

Conference Activities & Talks

Residential Relocation of Resettled Karen in San Diego
Yuda, Minori
Race, Ethnicity, and Place IX, Austin   25 Oct 2018   
Contents and Skills in Geography Education for Secondary Schools in Japan
Yuda, Minori
AAG Annual meeting, New Orleans   12 Apr 2018   
Geographic information System and Social Science Education [Invited]
Minori YUDA
The College of Arts & Science Dean’s Colloquium 2016, Texas A&M University at Kingsville   15 Apr 2016   
Spatial Thinking in Geography Textbooks and STEM Education
Minori YUDA
AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco   Mar 2016   
Geography and Teachers in School Education in Japan
Yuda, Minori
AAG Annual meeting, Chicago   Apr 2015   
Visualization of Trade of the Dutch East India Company in 18th Century: with GIS and Historical Statistics
Yuda, Minori
ANGIS and CRMA Bangkok Meeting   Jan 2015   
Developing spatial thinking skills as fundamentals of understanding global studies
Yuda, Minori
IGU Regional Conference, Kyoto   Aug 2013   
Workshop for developing spatial thinking for high school students
Minori YUDA
AAG Annual meeting   Apr 2013   
Effectiveness of Digital Educational Materials of Developing Spatial Thinking of Elementary School Students
Yuda, Minori
STGIS2011   Sep 2011   
How to develop students’ spatial thinking in geography
Yuda, Minori
AAG Annual meeting, Los Angeles   Apr 2011   

Research Grants & Projects

Curriculum and Education Methods of Geography Education as STEM Education in Finland
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research C
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Minori YUDA
GIS の標準コアカリキュラムと知識体系を踏まえた実習用オープン教材の開発
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research A
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): 小口高
GIS in education in the U.S.A.
Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan): Fulbright grant for research
Project Year: Aug 2015 - May 2016    Investigator(s): Minori YUDA
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research A
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): 浅見泰司
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research A
Project Year: Apr 2005 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): 村山祐司