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agriculturist , researcher

Katsuyuki Minami, Japanese agriculturist, researcher. Certified soil scientist, environmental scientist. Recipient minister award Environmental Agency Environmental Protection Agency, 1991, Global Environmental Technical award Nikkei Press, 1995, Japan prize for agriculture science Japanese Society Agricultural Science, 1996, Yuan T. Lee award International Union Air Pollution and Environmental Protection Agency, 1998.


Minami, Katsuyuki was born on June 8, 1943 in Hagi, Yamaguchi, Japan. Son of Takaya and Shigeko Minami.


Bachelor of Science, Shizuoka University, Japan, 1966. Master of Science, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1971.


Visiting professor Iowa State University, Ames, 1977-1978. Senior scientist National Institute Agro-Environmental Science, Tsukuba, Japan, 1983-1987, head Japan, 1987-1990, director Japan, 1990—1994, Japan, 1997—1999, director general Japan, 2000—2005, Japan International Research Center Agriculture Science, Tsukuba, 1994—1997. Professor Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Japan, since 2005.

Intergovtl. panel on climate change principal lead author Intergovtl. Panel on Climate Change, Agriculture sector, 1995, 98. Councilor Chinese Academy Soil Science Institute, since 1994.

Member advisory committee United Nations Office Project Service, since 1995. Vice president Kitasato University, since 2006.


  • Certified soil scientist, environmental scientist.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, author: CH4 and N2O Global Emissions and Controls From Rice Fields and Other Agricultural and Industrial Sources, 1994, Pedosphere and Atmosphere, 1994, Environmental Change and Agriculture, 1995, Environmental Conservation and Agriculture, 1998.


Member International Soil Science, Japanese Society Soil Society (councilor since 1988, award 1990), Geochem. Society Japan.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, gardening, walk, reading.


Married Ikuko Ichinowatari. 2 children.

Takaya Minami

Shigeko Minami

Ikuko Ichinowatari