• Tetsuo Yanagi


I proposed the Satoumi concept, as an analogy of the Satoyama concept, as “Coastal sea with high biodiversity and productivity under the human interaction” in 1998 (Yanagi 1998a,b), and published a book in English on Satoumi (Yanagi 2007a, b). Since that time, this new concept for environmental conservation in the coastal sea has been widely accepted and was included in the Japanese national policy of “Strategy for Establishment of Environmental Nation” in 2007.


Sustainable Development National Policy Landscape Ecology Human Interaction Economic Problem 
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  1. Yanagi T (1998a) Civil engineering and environmental conservation. Journal of Japan Civil Engineering Society 83–11:32–33 (in Japanese)Google Scholar
  2. Yanagi T (1998b) Satoumi creation in the coastal sea. Journal of Japan Water Environment Society 21:703 (in Japanese)Google Scholar
  3. Yanagi T (2007a) Sato-Umi: a new concept for coastal sea management. TERRAPUB, TokyoGoogle Scholar
  4. Yanagi T (2007b) Sale strategy for supporting Satoumi—examples of Misaki and Himeshima Fishermen Unions. Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University 29, 315–317 (in Japanese)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuo Yanagi
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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