Publications

Presentation and Research Grants

Presentations

For the whole list of presentations, please refer to Japanese page of Presentations

2021

  • Sakurai, R. 2021. “Evaluating a Marine Education Program at a Junior High School in Japan” 50th North American Association for Environmental Education, Online, October 13th. Oral Presentation.
  • Ninomiya-Lim, S., To, K., Liu, S, N., Mori, T., and Sakurai, R. 2021. “EE and Citizenship under Pandemic- International connection for collaborative study” 50th North American Association for Environmental Education, Online, October 14th. Round-table Session.
  • Sakurai, R., Uehara, T., Kondo, K., & Fujita, T. 2021. “How did junior high school students’ perceptions of ‘local area (sea)’ change through marine education program?”. The 68th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan. Online conference. March 19, Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2020

  • Tseng, Y., Sakurai, R., To, K., & Huang, Y. 2020. “Pilot cross-country survey on Taiwanese and Japanese undergraduates’ nature connection”, North American Association for Environmental Education 17th Annual Research Symposium. Online. October 8, Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Uehara, T., & Yoshioka, T. 2020. “Content analysis of newspaper articles regarding SDGs”. Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 25th Annual Conference. Online conference. September 26, Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Uehara, T., Kondo, K., & Fujita, T. 2020. “Junior high school students’ perceptions of and intentions to conserve local sea”. 31st Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Online conference. August 23, Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Haruta, K., Nakata, T., Sakurai, R., Nakamura, K. W., Hashimoto, K. 2020. “Examination of group head angle acceleration analysis method for learning evaluation in outdoor education”. International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology, Yogyakarta City, Indonesia, January 6, Oral Presentation.
  • Hashimoto, K., Haruta, K., Tabiraki, K., Nakamura, K. W., Sakurai, R., Nakata, T. 2020. “Head orientation detection with small camera in outdoor education using background image”. International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology, Yogyakarta City, Indonesia, January 6, Oral Presentation.

2019

  • Tsunoda, H., and Sakurai, R. 2019. “Citizen attitudes towards wildlife recovery and its ecosystem services/disservices in Japan”. Ecosystem Services Partnership 10 world Conference, Leibniz University, October 22, Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. et al. 2019. “Development and evaluation of leadership/followership program applying Space Flight Resource Management for university students”. 30th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Koryo High School of Hokuto City. August 24, Poster Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Kondo, J., Singer, J., and Sakurai, R. 2019. “Educational effects of forest program conducted toward elementary school students at Shiga Prefecture: relationship with sense of place”. 30th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Koryo High School of Hakuto City. August 25, Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Ninomiya-Lim, S., K. To., R. Sakurai., S. Furihata., & K. Tabiraki. 2019. “Promoting international collaboration for diversifying education research: based on the experience of the Japanese Society for Environmental Education and its international partners”. World Education Research Association 2019 Focal Meeting. Gakushuin University. August 8, Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. 2019. “Potential of collaboration between practitioners and researchers in regard to evaluation of environmental education program”. 45th Conference of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies. Yokohama National University. June 23, Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2018

  • Sakurai, R. 2018. “Significance and potential of CNC2018-Tokyo based on the results of questionnaire survey conducted to participants”. 29th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Tokyo Gakugei University. August 26. Oral presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2018. “Evaluation of environmental education program using Logic Model and Theory of Change: a case study of marine program at Hinase Junior High School of Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture. 29th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Tokyo Gakugei University. August 25. Poster Presentation. (in Japanese).

2017

  • Sakurai, R., & K. Nakamura. 2017. “Efforts to establish ‘Evaluation of environmental education program’ as an academic discipline in Japan”. The 9thWorld Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, Canada. September 13. RoundTable Session.
  • Sakurai, R., T. Uehara, & T. Yoshioka. 2017. “Effectiveness of a marine education program on junior high school students with a specific focus on Satoumi: case study of a sustainable coastal community development in Japan”. The 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver, Canada. September 12. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. 2017. “Evaluation of Satoumi education program: based on pre and post interview toward junior high school students”. 28th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Iwate University. September 2. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2017. “Educational effects of marine program toward junior high school students with a specific focus on Satoumi”. 43rd Conference of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies. Hokkai-Gakuen University. July 2. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese.)

2016

  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Evaluation criteria of consensus building from the perspective of Regulatory Science”. 22nd Conference of Wildlife and Human Society. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. November 5. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Ota, T., Uehara, T., and Nakagami, K. 2016. “What affects public willingness to conserve coastal areas? Case study of Hinase Bay, Japan”. EMECS11: Seacoasts Joint Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia. August 25. Oral Presentation.
  • Nakagami, K., Obata, N., Takao, K., Uehara, T., and Sakurai, R et al. 2016.”Integrated coastal zone management based on ecosystem services”. EMECS11:Seacoasts Joint Conference, Saint Peterburg, Russia. August 23. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Educational effects of marine program in the theme of Satoumi”. 27th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Gakushuin University. August 6. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Local residents’ perceptions toward Reconstruction Supporters”. 42nd Conference of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies. Tokyo City University. June 19. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Educational effects of a Mandatory First Year Experience Course: what do students at College of Policy Science learn in the Introductory Seminar?” 38th Conference of Japan Association for College and University Education. Ritsumeikan University. June 12. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Gap between perceptions of researchers and citizen in terms of conservation activities: potential of social science approach”. 63rd Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan. Sendai. March 21. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2015

  • Sakurai, R. 2015. “What is Logic Model? Applying the model for policy evaluation”. 21st Conference of the Wildlife and Human Society. University of the Ryukyus. November 23. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Ota, T., Uehara, T., & Nakagami, K. 2015. “Analysis of factors affecting local residents’ willingness to conserve coastal area: web survey conducted around Shizugawa Bay of Miyagi Prefecture”. 2015 Conference of the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies. Kyoto University. September 19. Poster Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2015. “Assessing the effectiveness of the environmental education program taught in English to students from all over the world at Chiba University”. 26th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Nagoya City University. August 23. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2015. “Collaborative human dimensions research between university and government”. Symposium (organizer) “The role of human dimensions research in wildlife management”. Fifth International Wildlife Management Congress. Sapporo Convention Center, Hokkaido, July 29. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. 2015. “Overview of environmental and wildlife education program at Chiba University, Japan: review of reports submitted by Japanese and international students”. Fifth International Wildlife Management Congress. Sapporo Convention Center, Hokkaido, July 28. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Okuda, K., & Tsukahara, D. 2015. “Interview toward the Reconstruction Supporters in regard to current situation of activities: a case study of Tamura City at Fukushima Prefecture”. 41st Conference of Japan Association on the Environmental Studies. Ryukoku University. June 21. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Kobori, H., Nakmura, M., & Kikuchi, T. 2015. “Impacts of local residents’ involvement in community and sense of attachment toward their willingness to join greening activities”. 62nd Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan. Kagoshima University. March 19. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2014

  • Sakurai, R., & Ueda, G. 2014. “Influence of respondents’ attitudes on their response time: questionnaire survey regarding perceptions of retired hunters”. 2014 Autumn Conference of the Association of Rural Planning. Miyagi University. November 29. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2014. “Approach of collaborative mentoring for solving issues”. 20th Conference of the Association of Wildlife and Human Society. Inuyama International Tourism Center. November 2. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., and H. Kobori. 2014. “How to foster residents’ participation in green restoration activities?” 43rd North American Association for Environmental Education, Ottawa Convention Center, Ottawa. October 10. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., N. Matsuda., T. Maruyama., and G. Ueda. 2014. “Evaluating participatory wildlife damage prevention program in Japan”. Pathway 2014: Common Futures- Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Estes Park, Colorado, October 7. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Kobori, H., Nakamura, M., & Kikuchi. T. 2014. “Factors affecting local residents’ willingness to join greening activities”. 25th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Hosei University. August 2. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., & Ueda, G. 2014. “Differences of answers between early and late respondents in mail survey: based on survey conducted to retired hunters”. 61st Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan. International Conference Center Hiroshima. March 16. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2013

  • Sakurai, R., and S. K. Jacobson. 2013. “Assessing the Impact of a Wildlife Education Program in Japan”. 42nd North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland, October11. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., G. Ueda., and S. K. Jacobson. 2013. “Evaluation of the effectiveness of the community bear education seminar at Tajima region, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan- Change of participants’ awareness and behaviors after the seminar-.” The Wildlife Society 20th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 9. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., G. Ueda., and S. K. Jacobson. 2013. “Change of participants’ awareness and behaviors after the community bear education seminar at Hyogo Prefecture”. 24th Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Biwako Seikei Sport College. July 6. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Matsuda, N., & Maruyama, T. 2013. “Evaluation of Wildlife Intervention Model District Program at Tochigi Prefecture”. 60th Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan. Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center. March 8. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2012

  • Sakurai, R. 2012. “Why he could NOT become a residential researcher?”. Presented at Symposium “Creation and sustainable governance of new commons through formation of integrated local environmental knowledge”. Kyoto Heian Hotel. September 17. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., N. Matsuda, T. Maruyama, and S. K. Jacobson. 2012. “Effects of the community boar seminar at Fukahodo district of Kanuma city, in Tochigi Prefecture”. 23rd Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Rikkyo University. August 11. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Kobori, H., & Komatsu, N. 2012. “Perceptions of stakeholders and visitors of Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival regarding global warming”. 2012 Conference of the Association for Kyosei Studies. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. July 14. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., N. Matsuda., T. Maruyama., and S. K. Jacobson. 2012. “Evaluation of the model district program for reducing wildlife conflicts in Tochigi, Japan”. 5th East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress, Ryukoku University, Shiga. March 21. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Matsuda, N., Maruyama, T., & Jacobson, S. K. 2012. “Testing social psychological theory in survey toward local residents regarding wildlife”. 18th Conference of Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations. The University of Tokyo. March 10. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2011

  • Sakurai, R., Ueda, G., & Jacobson, S. K. (2011). “Bears with various meanings recounted in the narratives of local residents: interviews at Tajima region of Hyogo prefecture.” 2011 Conference of Association of Rural Planning. Kyushu University. November 26. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2011. “Content analysis of newspaper articles regarding Asiataic black bear”. 17th Conference of the Association of Wildlife and Human Society. October 15. Poster Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., & H. Kobori. 2011. “Japanese cherry blossom festivals and stakeholders’ perceptions about climate change.” 8th Annual North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), North Carolina. October 11-12. Poster Presentation. (Presented by co-researcher)
  • Sakurai, R., Ueda, G., & Jacobson, S. K. 2011. “Evaluation of the community seminar regarding bear at Hyogo Prefecture”. 10th Conference of Japan Society for Impact Assessment. Tokyo Institute of Technology. October 1. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese.)
  • Sakurai, R., Ueda, G., & Jacobson, S. K. 2011. “Local residents’ perceptions of Asiatic black bear and their behaviors against damage at Tajima region of Hyogo Prefecture”. 2011 Conference of Society of Environmental Science, Japan. Kwansei Gakuin University. September 9. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2011. “Values of bears in Japan and the US: cases of Tajima region of Hyogo Prefecture and Florida State of the US”. 43rd Conference of the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology. Kanto Gakuiin University. June 4. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2010

  • Sakurai, R., Jacobson, S. K., & Ueda, G. 2010. “Public risk perception and social trust regarding bears in Japan”. The US National Science Foundation Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida. October 25.Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. & Jacobson, S. K. 2010. “Evaluation of the Monkey-Persimmon Environmental Education Program for Reducing Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nagano, Japan.” Pathways to Success 2010 Conference – Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish & Wildlife Management, Estes Park, Colorado. September 27- October 1. Oral Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R., Ueda, G., & Jacobson, S. K. 2010. “Perceptions and behaviors of local residents regarding Asiatic black bear at Tajima region of Hyogo Prefecture”. 16th Conference of Association of Wildlife and Human Society as well as the Mammal Society of Japan. Gifu University. September 19. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., & Jacobson, S. K. 2010. “Evaluation of environmental education program for mitigating wildlife issues: a case study of Monkey Persimmon Program at Shimotsutaki district of Nagano Prefecture”. Conference of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Okinawa Danjyo Kyodo Sangaku Center. May 23. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).

2009

  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Evaluation of an Environmental Education Program for Preventing Human-Wildlife Conflict: Case study of ‘Monkey Persimmon College’ in Shimotsutaki, Japan.” The US National Science Foundation Research Day, Gainesville, Florida. October 13. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Culture and Climate Change: Japanese cherry blossom festivals and stakeholders’ knowledge and attitudes about global climate change.” The Conference of Social Science, Gainesville, Florida. October 3. Poster Presentation.
  • Sakura, R. & Jacobson, S. K. 2009. “The Social Dimensions of Black Bear Management in Japan: Public knowledge and attitudes toward bear conservation and management interventions.” The Wildlife Society 16th Annual Conference, Monterey, California. September 20- 22. Poster Presentation.

2008

  • Sakurai, R. & Jacobson, S. K. 2008. “Comparing Public Attitudes toward Bears in Japan and North America: A Preliminary Review”. Pathways to Success-Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management, Estes Park, Colorado. September 28- October 2. Poster Presentation.

Research Grants[Showing the projects in which Sakurai R is involved as a principal investigator]

JSPS=Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  • 2020 ~ 2021 The Sumitomo Foundation: Environmental Research Grant
  • 2018 ~ 2020 JSPS KAKENHI Grant: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
  • 2016 CASIO Science Promotion Foundation: Research Grant
  • 2016 ESPEC Foundation for Global Environment Research and Technology: Research Grant
  • 2013 ~ 2014 JSPS KAKENHI Grant: Grant-in-Aid for SPS Fellows
  • 2011 Research Grant for Oriental Stork Reintroduction at Toyooka City
  • 2010 Research Grant for Oriental Stork Reintroduction at Toyooka City
  • 2009 Supporting Organization for Research of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Research Grant
  • 2009 Japan Bear Network / Japan Fund for Global Environment
  • 2008 Supporting Organization for Research of Agricultural and Life Science: Research Grant

Invited speaker / keynote

  • Sakurai, R. 2021. “Evaluating marine education program toward junior high school students”. Yokohama National University. Environment and Ecology Seminar. April 23rd. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2021. “Social science (human dimensions) research for enhancing ecosystem management”. The 68th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan. The 25th Miyadi Award Lecture. Online. March 20th. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2020. “Potential of new evaluation approach for evaluating environmental education program: beyond subjective and objective evaluation”. 9th Cyberforest Symposium. The University of Tokyo. Tokyo. February 23. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2019. “Evaluating environmental education programs in Japan.” Presentation at Civic Ecology Lab. Cornell University. Ithaca, New York. August 27.
  • Sakurai, R. 2019. “Educational effects of marine program: potential of Satoumi Education”. 8th Cyberforest Symposium. The University of Tokyo. Tokyo. March 12. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2018. “Potential of Satoumi Education: Case of marine program towards junior high school students at Seto Inland Sea”. Winter Seminar of 2017 Japanese Association for Water Resources and Environment. Campus Praza Kyoto. March 10. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2018. “How can we visualize the future of Satoumi?” Symposium “Future of Satoumi”. Ritsumeikan University. Osaka. January 12. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2017. “How to write a lot of papers?” Seminar of Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Iwate Prefectural University. Iwate. September 1. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2017. “Evaluation of marine program in the theme of Satoumi conducted to junior high school students: establishing Satoumi Education”. Symposium “Fishermen’s perspectives on current situation of Satoumi”. Ritsumeikan University. Osak. January 20. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Environmental education and sustainability”. 8th Symposium of Ritsumeikan Global Environment Committee. Ritsumeikan University. Osaka. November 24. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2016. “Biodiversity and potential of community development from social science approach”. Center of Ecological Research, Kyoto University. September 16. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2014. “Wildlife management from the perspectives of human dimensions”. Invited to make a speech at a Session “Various social science approach regarding wildlife and human society”. 20th Conference of the Association of Wildlife and Human Society. Inuyama International Tourism Center. October 31. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2014. “Challenges and potential of citizen science in Japan: interview to citizen science organizations and survey toward students”. Symposium “How to implement citizen science? Success and failure cases in Japan and the US”. Nakakumin Cultural Center. Hiroshima. March 16. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2013. “Perceptions and behavioral intentions of university students regarding citizen science activities in Japan”. Symposium: Challenges and Successes of Citizen Science in International Collaboration. 42nd North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. October 11.
  • Sakurai, R. 2013. “Introduction to social research”. Research Seminar “Social science research method for wildlife management”. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. Kyoto. August 24. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2013. “Social trust between local stakeholders and government in natural resource management”. International Workshop: Enhancing sustainability of local communities-Canadian and Japanese activities in Biosphere Reserves-. Yokohama National University. January 23.
  • Sakurai, R. 2012. “Role of researchers in wildlife management.” Invited to make a speech at a session “Collaboration among various stakeholders in wildlife management.” 18th Conference of the Association of Wildlife and Human Society. Utsunomiya University. November 16. Oral Presentation. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2012. “What is human dimensions? Theory and practices”. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. July 28. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2012. “Human dimensions of wildlife management”. Utsunomiya University. June 12. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R., Kobori, H., Jacobson, S. K., & Primack, R. 2012. “Culture and climate change: Japanese cherry blossom festivals and stakeholders’ knowledge and attitudes about global climate change.” International Seminar on Climate Change and Civic Participation. Tokyo City University, February 14.
  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Public Opinion toward Bears and Bear Management in Japan and North America”. Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville, September 8.
  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Public Opinion toward Bears and Bear Management in Japan and North America”. Yokohama National University. June 8.
  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Human dimensions of natural resources management”. Tokyo City University. June 3. (in Japanese).
  • Sakurai, R. 2009. “Understanding people’s attitudes toward bears in Japan”. Mississippi State University. January 30.
  • Sakurai, R. 2008. “Human dimensions of wildlife management”. Shinshu University. July 17. (in Japanese).