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Kazuya Ohta

Kazuya Ohta, Japanese volcanologist. Recipient Nishinippon Culture award, Nishinippon News Paper, 1993, Nagasaki Shinbun Culture award, Nagasaki News Paper, 1996, award for a man of merits on hot-spring administration, Ministry of the Environment, 2003.

Background

  • Ohta, Kazuya was born on December 14, 1934 in Unzen City, Japan. Son of Junzo and Yobu (Kataoka) Ohta.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Science, Kyushu University, 1972.

    Career

    • Staff Kaijima Coal Mine Company Ltd., Fukuoka, Japan, 1959-1963. Chief of research section Kaijima Development Company Ltd., 1963-1967. Research associate faculty science Kyushu University, 1967-1973, associate professor faculty science, 1973-1984, professor faculty science, 1985-1998, director Shimabara Earthquake and Volcano Observatory, 1986-1998, emeritus professor, since 1998.

    Connections

    • Married Sekiko Nakamura, October 25, 1963. Three children.
    • father: Junzo Ohta
    • mother: Yobu (Kataoka) Ohta
    • spouse: Sekiko Nakamura
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    Born December 14, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Kyushu University
    • 1959 - 1963
      Staff Kaijima Coal Mine Company Limited
      Fukuoka, Japan
    • 1963 - 1967
      chief of research section Kaijima Development Company Limited