Activity Report


Lectures at Altai State University

Kotaro Tsubouchi

School of Mechanical Engineering, Kanazawa University

Cultural Exchange Program

Kazan Federal University, Altai State University

We had two lectures at Altai State University. One is about the difference in nature conservation between Japan and Russia. What I felt most about the difference with Japan is about zapovedniks. In zapovedniks it is not to artificially extinguish a fire if a fire happens. In Japan, it will be erased by people in a hurry. I was surprised by the idea that fire is also one of nature.
Another lecture is about ecotourism. Ecotourism is to tour nature while preserving the environment. One of the problems is that there are not many foreign visitors. We visited the very beautiful nature of Kazan and Altai in two weeks. I’m afraid that there are not many foreign people visiting such wonderful nature. I also wanted my friends to visit there.
I also visited a drug factory in Biysk and a resort in Belokulikha. And I learned about compatibility between nature conservation and economic activity. I would like to make use of what I learned in this training for my research.