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Updated:December 9, 2015

The 5th Inductees

宮脇昭 Akira Miyawaki

Emeritus Professor, Yokohama National University Director /  Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Dr. Miyawaki developed a methodology called the "Miyawaki Method," which involves selecting the main native tree species from the potential natural vegetation, and densely planting potted seedlings of various species with well-developed roots in accordance with the system of natural forests. Dr. Miyawaki has planted over 40 million trees in 1700 locations in and outside Japan, in cooperation with businesses, governments, organizations and citizens. He is dedicated to restoring native forests that nurture living things and our good life, while helping prevent disasters and protect the environment.