TANAKA, Toshinori

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TANAKA, Toshinori
The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Job title
Assistant Professor
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jul 2012
Project Assistant Professor, Graaduate Scohol of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Jul 2011
Jun 2012
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University
Apr 2011
Jun 2011
Post-doctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University
Apr 2010
Jul 2010
Project Researcher, Osaka University [Delegation of Japan to UNESCO]
Sep 2006
Dec 2006
Intern, UNESCO World Heritage Centre


Apr 2008
Mar 2011
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2015
The Forest Culture Association  research committee
Oct 2014
The Ministry of the Environment  The World Heritage Scientific Committee Amami-Ryukyu WG
Apr 2014
IUCN  Member of Commission on Environmental Law
Jan 2013
Member of Japan MAB Planning Committee

Awards & Honors

Aug 2017
ESPEC Prize for the Environmental Studies, ESPEC Foundation for Global Environment Research and Technology
May 2017
[Comparative Legal Analysis of Protected Areas including Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites], Award of Merit, UNESCO Jakarta Regional Science Bureau for Asia and Pacific
Dec 2009
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Paper Award

Published Papers

Costly Barriers to Sustainable Institutions: Empirical Evidence from State-Reinforced Management of a Communal Irrigation System in the Philippines
Doreen Ingosan Allasiw, Toshinori Tanaka and Takashi Mino
Sustainability   9    May 2017   [Refereed]
Directions for Vacant Lot Management in the Outer Suburbs of the Tokyo Metropolitan Region
China Yanada, Toru Terada, Toshinori Tanaka, Makoto Yokohari
Urban and Regional Planning Review   3 66-84   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Perceived Landscape Values in the Ogasawara Islands
Jarkko Havas, Osamu Saito, Keisuke Hanaki, Toshinori Tanaka
Ecosystem Services   18 130-140   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
A comparative analysis of national networks of international conservation institutions: World Heritage Convention, Ramsar Convention, UNESCO MAB Programme, and Global Geopark Network
TANAKA, Toshinori
Japanese Journal of Ecology   66(1)    Mar 2016   [Refereed]
The Structure of Decision-Making and the Information Sharing in the National Implementation of the Ramsar Convention: Public-private collaborative networks and local institutions
TANAKA, Toshinori
People and Environment   42(1) 2-16   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Public Perception of Nature and Landscape Preference in Singapore
Joanne Yu Ting Khew, Makoto Yokohari, Toshinori Tanaka
Human Ecology   42(6) 979-988   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Governance of Japan's National Parks in 21st Century: a Perspective from Public Administration
TANAKA, Toshinori
Journal of Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture   75(3)    Oct 2014   [Invited]
Implementing Sustainable Tourism in Complex Situations: A Case Study of Minami-jima in Ogasawara Islands
TANAKA, Toshinori
UNESCO World Heritage Paper Series   38 68-75   Aug 2014   [Invited]
Concluding Remarks: the historical overview and the future develpment of the UNESCO MAB Programme in Japan
TANAKA, Toshinori
Japanese Journal of Ecology   62(3) 393-399   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Characteristics of the World Heritage Convention
TANAKA, Toshinori
Hokkaido Journal of New Global Law and Policy   18 45-78   Nov 2012   [Refereed]


Creating the Green Triangle: Century of law, policy and history
TANAKA, Toshinori
National Parks   (737) 20-23   Oct 2015   [Invited]
The Frontier of Conservation Policy: Micronesia Challenge!
TANAKA, Toshinori
Green Power   (442) 8-9   Oct 2015   [Invited]
The Frontier of Conservation Policy: Environmental Protection Fee in Palau (2)
TANAKA, Toshinori
Green Power   (441) 8-9   Sep 2015
The Forontier of Conservation Policy: Environmental Protection Fee in Palau (1)
TANAKA, Toshinori
Green Power   (440) 8-9   Aug 2015
Protected Areas and the Governance
TANAKA, Toshinori
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies   7(1) 40-43   Apr 2014

Books etc

State of the Earth 2013
TANAKA, Toshinori (Part:Joint Translation)
Worldwatch Japan   Dec 2016   
Forest Environment 2016
TANAKA, Toshinori (Part:Contributor, What is Green Reconstruction? a dilemma of Sanriku Fukko National Park and the Sea Wall)
The Forest Culture Associatoin   Mar 2016   
Where Art and Science Fall in Love: JOZO 2050
TANAKA, Toshinori (Part:Contributor)
Hakuhodo, Inc.   Mar 2016   
State of the World 2011
TANAKA, Toshinori (Part:Joint Translation)
Worldwatch Institute   Jul 2012   
State of the World 2010
TANAKA, Toshinori (Part:Joint Translation)
Worldwatch Institute   Dec 2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

National Implementation of Biosphere Reserves and the World Natural Heritage Sites in Japan: legal and institutional perspectives [Invited]
TANAKA, Toshinori
Comparative Legal Analysis of Protected Areas including Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites   23 May 2017   
TANAKA, Toshinori
1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity   27 Oct 2016   
TANAKA, Toshinori
MaB International Workshop: Biosphere Reserves branding through high quality food products and gastronomy   31 Aug 2016   
The Implementation of Ramsar Convention in Japan's Urban Wetlands
TANAKA, Toshinori
Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law Conference   10 Jun 2016   
Building national-level network for synergizing International Designated Areas [Invited]
TANAKA, Toshinori
4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves   16 Mar 2016   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

sustainable management of natural tourism resources: policy analysis
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): TANAKA, Toshinori
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo: Grant for Promotion of Trans-disciplinary research
Project Year: Dec 2015 - Nov 2016    Investigator(s): TANAKA, Toshinori
Sustainable eco-tourism: case study of Act on Special Measures for the Promotion and Development of Okinawa
Nissei foundation: young researcher grant
Project Year: Oct 2014 - Sep 2015    Investigator(s): TANAKA, Toshinori
Co-management of the transboundary protected areas
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): TANAKA, Toshinori
Research on the management of Transboundary Protected Areas
Sumitomo Foundation: environmental research grant
Project Year: Oct 2011 - May 2013