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Kazuhiro Nobe
Director
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.
Places:
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar and Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls (Dōgo Island)
Hayato Kadohashi
Vice Director
After moving to the Oki Islands, I have worked in tourism for 23 years. Starting this year, I will work hard to learn about the geopark's activities while striving to develop and promote Oki as a unique tourism destination! Places:
Kuniga Coast (Nishinoshima Island), Akiya Coast (Nakanoshima Island), Mt. Akahage (Chiburijima Island), Nagu-saki Cape (Dōgo Island)
Hideyuki Takahashi
Project Manager
I am originally from Shizuoka Prefecture. I have been working at the Oki Islands Geopark Management Bureau since April 2022. I want to experience the nature and culture of the Oki Islands myself and share their magnificence with others. Places:
Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls (Dōgo Island), Matengai Cliff (Nishinoshima Island), Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island)
Madoka Matsui
Office Staff
I was born and raised in Okinoshima Town. With both mountains and sea, the Oki Islands are very easy to live in. I want to learn more about the Geopark and get more people from around the world to visit the Oki Islands. Places:
Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island), Matengai Cliff (Nishinoshima Island), Nagu-saki Cape (Dōgo Island)
Culture:
Oki Traditional Sumo (Dōgo Island)
Tsukasa Miyagi
Office Staff
I am originally from Tokyo. Over the past 6 years, I visited the Oki Islands several times, and before I knew it I was living here. I want to convey to everyone - both inside and outside the islands - the emotions of my first visit, as well as the wonderful things I've discovered while living here. Places:
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar (Dōgo Island), Matengai Cliff (Nishinoshima Island)
Yukiko Sasaki
Office Staff
Ever since I started this job, every day has been busy, with the organizations merging etc., and 2 years have passed by so quickly. Even though I was born and raised in the Oki Islands, I am still learning about all the good things Oki has to offer. I want to keep spreading the charms of the Oki Islands to more people. Places:
Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island)
Tatsuki Osada
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. 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. Places:
Shirashima Coast, Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls, Rōsoku-jima (Candle Rock) (Dōgo Island)
Culture:
Ongyaku Shrine Sairei-furyū Festival (Dōgo Island)
Katrina Killinger
Coordinator of International Relations
I came to the Oki Islands from the United States in 2019, and was captivated by their beauty since day one. I look forward to interacting more with the local people and learning as much as I can about both the land and the people who call it home. Places:
Fukuura Tunnels, Jōdogaura Coast, Rhyolite of Oku-tsudo Coast (Dōgo Island), Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island)
Masaru Notsu
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. I want to work hard so that many people will come to love the Oki Islands. Places:
Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls (Dōgo Island)
Culture:
Tamawakasu-mikoto Shrine Gorei Furyū Festival (Dōgo Island)
Ryosuke Ikenaga
Researcher (Geology)
I am originally from Kyoto Prefecture, and my specialty is in geology. In the Oki Islands, I am always excited to find unusual rocks lying by the roadside, as if they are ordinary. Come visit the Oki Islands Geopark Museum and I can guide you through the exhibitions! Places:
Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island), Sotohama Beach (Nishinoshima Island), Ōzuku Conglomerate Rock, Saigō-misaki Cape (Dōgo Island)
Kanna Tachibana
Researcher (Biology)
I am originally from Kanagawa Prefecture. My specialty is in forest vegetation, and I want to help explain why the unique ecosystem of the Oki Islands formed the way it did. I hope to spend lots of time with the local people and share the charm of the Oki Islands with many people, both inside and outside of the islands! Places:
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Byōbu-iwa (Folding Screen Rock) (Dōgo Island)
Nature:
Birds of the Dōzen Islands, Oki salamander
Hiroki Maruta
Planning Staff
I am originally from Chiba Prefecture and studied geography in university. I found geoparks through my hobby of traveling, which led me eventually to the Oki Islands. When you come visit, please stop by the Oki Islands Geopark Museum and I can guide you through the exhibitions. Places:
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Oki Islands Geopark Museum (Dōgo Island), Dōzen Caldera seen from Mt. Akahage (Chiburijima Island)
Yuma Izaki
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. I left the islands once to study conversation arts, then returned to Oki.
I am striving every day to reach three goals: learn more about Oki, spread Oki to more people, and love Oki more.
Places:
Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Oki Islands Geopark Museum (Dōgo Island)
Sawako Ishihara
Office Staff
I am originally from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. After working in Singapore for 5 years, I reached the Oki Islands. Travel Marketing Strategist. I would like to produce a once-in-a-lifetime experience for travellers from all over the world! Places:
Dōzen Caldera, Saburō-iwa Rocks (Nakanoshima Island), Matengai Cliff (Nishinoshima Island)
Jagoda Woloszyn
Office Staff
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. Places:
Torige Coast (Dōgo Island), Onimai Lookout (Nishinoshima Island), Shimazushima Island (Chiburijima Island)
Tatsuki Koizumi
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. After working in the tourism association for 5 years, I became a geopark staff in 2022. I studied programming, and am in charge of PR, website, and marketing. I want to share the charm of the Oki Islands. Places:
Mt. Akahage (Chiburijima Island), Kuniga Coast (Nishinoshima Island), AMANBOW (Nakanoshima Island), Nagu-saki Cape, Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar (Dōgo Island)
Makiko Hisanaga
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. After living elsewhere, I came back to Oki in 2016 and worked in tourism. My goal is to create a type of tour where visitors can experience the hidden charms of Oki that normally you can only discover by living here. Places:
Mt. Akahage, Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island), Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Tokage-iwa (Lizard Rock), Byōbu-iwa (Folding Screen Rock), Fukuura Tunnels (Dōgo Island)
Nature:
Japanese dormouse, Oki salamander, Oki hare
Satsuki Hara
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. I left the islands once, and came back about 40 years ago. For the past 12 years I have been involved in tourism. I mainly work with group tour scheduling and reservations. Now that our organization is combined with the geopark, I want to work to integrate the geopark into more tours. Places:
Sekiheki (Red Cliff) (Chiburijima Island), Kuniga Coast (Nishinoshima Island), Akiya Coast (Nakanoshima Island), Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Jōdogaura Coast (Dōgo Island)
Nature:
Oki salamander
Kimiyo Nomura
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. After leaving once and returning, I felt anew that these islands, despite being small, have such an incredible scale of things to offer. I want to share this Oki with many people so they can feel moved by it as well. Places:
Nagu-saki Cape, Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar, Tokage-iwa (Lizard Rock) (Dōgo Island)
Erika Saito
Office Staff
I am originally from Okinoshima Town. I left the Oki Islands once, and came back a few decades ago to live in this nature-rich region. I want to continue learning about the Oki Islands Geopark while conveying the charms of these islands to many people. Places:
Nagu-saki Cape, Dangyō-no-taki Waterfalls, Mizuwakasu Shrine (Dōgo Island), Matengai Cliff, Tenjōkai (Heavenly World) Kannon-iwa Rock (Nishinoshima Island), Akiya Coast (Nakanoshima Island)
Nature:
Oki salamander

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