||In 1951，Mr.FURUTA Haruhisa was born and brought up in Kure city, Hiroshima
prefecture. He studied at Keio University which was founded by FUKUZAWA
Yukichi and majored in economics.
After graduation, he woked for Nissho-Iwai Corporation, one of representative
trading firms, so called, "Sogo Shosha" for fifteen years. He
had experienced many jobs such as Overseas Adminstration and Project Plannning
in and out of Japan.
During stay in Tokyo,He studied
the land and cities of Japan
should be in
the future and his some essays
the prizes such as Minister of Construction of Green City Awards 7th under the joint sponsorship
of Urban Green Space
Development Foundation and The Yomiuri Shimbun.
In 1989(The first year of Heisei, new era of Japan),He retired Nissho-Iwai
and returned Hiroshima near native place,and set up the private think-tanku-The
Setouchi Research Institute in 1990.
Coping with many difficulties and conflicts, he established his identity
and philosophy through his research and publication activities. Above all,
An encounter with UNESCO world heritage had changed his way of life and
In 1997, He sets up the Sekaiisan Research Institute.(The "Sekaiisan"
in Japanese language means "World Heritage" in English language)
He is very aggressive and steadily building the capacity in every respect.His
way of thinking is always interdisciplinary and international.
He appeals the importance to learn the diversity
of Nature, Culture and Humanity on earth.
He is also a professor of the Faculty of World Heritage of Cyber University
from April 1, 2007.
The Titles and Working Organizations
Head, The Setouchi Research Institute
Director, The Sekaiisan Research Institute
Professor, Cyber University
The Major Research Theme
1.UNESCO World Heritage Studies
2.UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible
Heritage of Humanity
The Major Publications in the Recent Years
1.An Introduction to World Heritage Studies
2.World Heritage Guide Series
3.Hokoreru Kyodo Guide Series
The Spoken Languages
Japanese, English, French
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