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Name & Position Self Introduction Favourite Geosite
Kazuhiro Nobe
Office Head
I am originally from Dōgo Island.
However, having left Oki at High School I grew up without much knowledge of my home. Today, I work to help raise future generations who love and are proud of the Oki Islands, and want to share this with others.
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar and Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls (Dōgo Island).
Nobuo Matoji
Planning Staff
This is my 4th year working in the geopark office. I was born and raised in Okinoshima Town. While I am not an expert, I treasure the Oki Islands. Please visit the Oki Islands! Rosoku-jima (Candle Rock), Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar (Dōgo Island)
Tatsuki Osada
Planning Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. This is my second year working at the geopark. I want to work hard everyday so that more people from Oki and other regions can get to know about the wonder of the Oki Islands. Shirashima Coast, Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls, Rosoku-jima (Candle Rock)
Hiroki Maruta
Planning Staff
Last year, I came to the Geopark from the Okinoshima Town Tourism Section as a member of the Community-Reactivating Cooperator Squad. I am from Chiba Prefecture and studied geography in university.
I came to the Oki Islands because I wanted to work in a geopark. What I really love about Oki are the unusual geological and topographical features, that you can see here.
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar (Dōgo Island)
Aiko Koike
Planning Staff
I came from Ama Town to work for the geopark office this April. I am originally from Tokushima Prefecture. It's my 5th year on the Oki Islands, and until now I had only had a few chances to visit Dōgo Island. I'd like to learn a lot about Dōgo to gain a deeper understaning of the Oki Islands. Dōzen Caldera
Miya Okada
I am originally from Miyagi Prefecture but moved to Oki four years ago. My specialty is grassland ecology.
I like exploring the grasslands, mountains, and also the more secluded sights of the islands.
Sekiheki (Red Cliff), Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar
Jagoda Woloszyn
Coordinator of International Relations
I started to work at the geopark in 2016. I am interested in history and culture, and would like to learn more about the unique festivals, geology, and culture that you can see in the Oki Islands. Nagu-saki Cape (Dōgo), Onimai Lookout (Nishinoshima), Shimazushima Island (Chiburijima)
Katrina Killinger
Coordinator of International Relations
I came to Oki from the United States in 2019. Oki is my first encounter with geoparks, and it has captivated me with its beauty since day one. I look forward to learning as much as I can about both the land and the people that live here. Fukuura Tunnels, Jōdogaura Coast, Oku-tsudo Coast

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