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educator , geographer

Yasuo Miyakawa, Japanese geographer, educator. Recipient Academy award Association of Lawyers, Tohoku University, 1965; Minister of Education Special Public aid, 1977.


Miyakawa, Yasuo was born on March 26, 1943 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Son of Zenzo and Haruko (Hatano) Miyakawa.


Bachelor of Laws, Tohoku University, Sendai, 1965. Bachelor of Science, Tohoku University, 1967. Master of Science, Tohoku University, 1969.

Doctor of Science, Tohoku University, 1974.


Lecturer, Aichi Kyoiku U., Kariya City, 1972-1974; associate professor, Aichi Kyoiku U., Kariya City, 1974-1986; professor, Aichi Kyoiku U., Kariya City, 1986-1987; professor graduate school, Aichi Kyoiku U., Kariya City, 1987-1994; professor geography, Kyushu U., Fukuoka City, 1994; head professor, Kyushu U., Fukuoka City, since 1994. International advisor Nagev Center Regional Development, U. Ben Gurion, Beer Sheva, Israel, since 1995, member editorial board SISTEMA TERRA, Rome, since 1993. Temporal external examiner of Doctor Degree, U. Göteburg, Sweden, since 1995.

Visiting professor School Geography, Oxford (England) University, 1978, 83, 87.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The systematic Location theory of Manufacturing Industry, 1977 (Minister of Education award 1977), Mutation of Japan's Industry in the World, Vols 1-2, 1988, Formation of the Pacific Maritime Corridor for Global Rejuvenation and for World Peace, Vols. 1-3, 1997. Member editorial board Geo-Journal, since 1997.

      Editor Nagoya Industry, since 1986.


Chairman Fukuoka Tourist Convention Bureau, since 1997, Committee for Inter-Reg. Development, Natural Land Agency, Tokyo, 1995-1996. Member executive committee Chubu-Industrial Advance Management Center, Nagoya, since 1988, Chubu Aero-Space Center, since 1988.

Member Cambridge and Oxford Society, Senior Common Room Hartford College.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, travel, Aikido.


Married Hideko Sataka, October 24, 1971. Children: Maiko, Fumio.

Zenzo Miyakawa

Haruko (Hatano) Miyakawa

Hideko Sataka

Fumio Miyakawa

Maiko Miyakawa