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Kazuya Ohta

volcanologist

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