New Booklet Published on the Noto Satoumi Movement in Japan

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  • 2016•10•28     Kanazawa

    satoumi-reportOn October 27 2016, the UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa / Kanazawa (OUIK) published the third booklet in its Biocultural Diversity Series, Noto Satoumi Movement – Passing on Wisdom of Living with the Sea. It documents discussions and article contributions by speakers who participated in the OUIK Noto Satoumi Lecture Series held in 2015. This lecture series highlighted the Noto Satoumi Movement, which emphasizes local, traditional wisdom of living with the sea, and led in part to the Noto Peninsula’s designation as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) in 2011.

    The Noto Satoumi Movement aims to establish the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture as a leading center for satoumi research and conservation efforts on the Sea of Japan, as well as to promote a deeper awareness both in and outside of Japan of the concept of Satoumi, the charm of Noto’s satoumi and its related livelihoods, and the importance of satoumi conservation.