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Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences :
Ecological Dynamics

Research

Professor (Cross Appointment) FUJITA Kaori
Campus Aobayama campus
Laboratory Evolutionary Biology
E-mail kaori.fujita.c3@tohoku.ac.jp
Website https://www.nikkeibp.co.jp/bpi/profile/kfujita/ https://project.nikkeibp.co.jp/ESG/atcl/author/00016/
I believe that humans are part of the ecosystem. My hobbies include mountain climbing, hiking and traveling. I believe that people's instinctive animalistic sensibilities and behavior in the overwhelming wilderness is what we should be like. From this perspective, I would like to learn more about the relationship between nature and people. I believe that we can deepen our understanding by learning about the lifestyles and traditions of people who live in harmony with nature, as well as the impact and dependence of corporate activities on biodiversity.
Career
Born in Uozu City, Toyama Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo. Worked at Nikkei BP as an staff editor and writer for Nikkei Electronics, Nikkei Electronics Asia, and as Deputy Editor of National Geographic Japanese edition, as an Editorial Board Member, of Nikkei Ecology, Nikkei ESG Management Forum Producer, and Nikkei ESG Senior Editor. I am also an affiliate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Toyama, affiliate professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Society, Toyama University of International Studies, and a part-time lecturer at the Department of International Exchange, University of the Sacred Heart. From 2021, under a cross-appointment system, I will serve concurrently as a senior editor at Nikkei BP and a professor at the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University.
Selected Publications
[Book]
Kaori Fujita, "Biodiversity and Natural Capital Management in the SDGs and ESG Era", Nikkei BP, October 2017
Kaori Fujita (Supervisor), "SDGs Start Book: SDGs Teaching Materials for Children", Tokyo Shoseki, May 2020
Kaori Fujita (Shared writing), "What role did biodiversity play in the reconstruction: Green recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake", Showa-do, December 2018
Kaori Fujita (Shared writing), "Introduction to Natural Capital: Challenges for the State, Local Governments and Corporations", NTT Publishing, September 2015
Kaori Fujita (Produce and shared authorship), "Creating an Economy with Forests: Pioneering the Green Economy Era", Nikkei BP, June 2012
Ryu Matsumoto and Kaori Fujita (Produce and Editing), "Behind the Scenes of Environmental Diplomacy: The Truth about COP10 as Told by the Minister", Nikkei BP, May 2011
Kaori Fujita (Produce, Shared writing), "Biodiversity Guide with 70 Corporate Case Studies", Nikkei BP, October 2010
Kaori Fujita (Producer, Author), "A Biodiversity Reader for Not Missing the World", Nikkei BP, July 2009
Kaori Fujita(supervisor of translation), "National Geographic Walked the Silk Road", Nikkei National Geographic, 2004
Kaori Fujita(supervisor of translation), “The World's Cultural Heritage as Seen by National Geographic", Nikkei National Geographic, 2004.
 
【Journal】
Kaori Fujita: 98th Spring Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, "New Trends in Ecological Biomimetics" Session, Invited Lecture "Biodiversity and Natural Capital Management to Achieve SDGs and Attract ESG Investment" (2A2-36), March 2018
Kaori Fujita, “Tomatoes and the Bumble Bee”, 15p, June 2009 (vol.4-issue1), A Magazine on Business and Biodiversity, Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity, June 2009
Masahiro Miyazaki, Koji Okamoto, Mari Momii, and Kaori Fujita: "Philosophy and Issues of Biodiversity Management for CBD/COP10 (Nagoya)," 2010 Research Report Meeting of the Society for Environmental Management, March 2009.
Teaching
Environmental Management Course Joint lecture

Recent Activities

I am researching biodiversity and natural capital and corporate activities. I am researching the future of TNFD (Nature-related Financial Disclosure Task Force). Local nature is a local resource and asset. I am also researching nature-based local development and SDGs. In manufacturing and procurement, it is important to consider not only the environment but also social aspects such as human rights and labor, and I am also interested in how to ensure sustainability.

Message to Students

I believe that "people" and "nature" are treasures. In the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Tokyo Olympics, the actions of many people and volunteers were praised. Human resources are assets. In addition, about 70% of Japan's land is covered with forests, and it is surrounded by the sea on all sides, making it rich in nature. However, these human resources and nature have not been highly valued in the conventional economic system. It is only recently that the terms "human capital" and "natural capital" have become common. In the future, I believe that it is important to find ways to create an economy and lifestyle that values people and nature more.