2021/10/06 Ryukoku University Japanese Culture and Language Program
REC 30 Year Anniversary Project
Understanding the Values of Lake Biwa & Moving Towards a Sustainable Society
A joint lecture series held by Ryukoku University and Shiga Prefecture
’Lake Biwa Day 40 Year Anniversary’ – Interactions between people and Lake Biwa
Continuing on from last year, Ryukoku University is holding an online lecture series 'Lake Biwa Day – Joint Lecture Series with Shiga Prefecture’ as part of the July 1st Lake Biwa Day project. Under the topic 'Lake Biwa Day 40 Year Anniversary - Interactions between people and Lake Biwa’, three lectures will be held to re-examine the various values of, and issues relating to, Lake Biwa.
This series aims to further inform people around Japan about the value of Lake Biwa and the Yodo River basin area and what part we, as individuals, can play in creating a sustainable society. The lectures will introduce Ryukoku University’s latest research findings regarding a number of facets related to Lake Biwa.
These lecture series have been held for five years and are based on the cooperation agreement that Ryukoku University entered into with Shiga Prefecture in October, 2015.
Note: July 1st was designated ‘Lake Biwa Day’ by the prefecture based on the Shiga Prefecture Basic Environmental Ordinance.
Saturday, October 16th 2021
Monday, November 15th, 2021
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
All lectures are 60 minutes long.
2. Lectures will be held online via Zoom and will be available for viewing for two weeks after the above mentioned dates.
3. Lecture Topics
Lecture 1: Saturday, October 16th: 11:00 -12:00
Looking into a local citizen-inclusive biological monitoring of the lake and results of the 100 point environmental DNA Survey called ‘The Biwa Day Challenge! Let’s all get in and find out what kind of fish live in the lake!’
Lecturer: Hiroki YAMANAKA (Associate Professor, Ryukoku University Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology)
Lecture 2: Monday, November 15th: 11:00 -12:00
‘The Ins and Outs of Funazushi - a traditional fish dish made from fish from Lake Biwa, Shiga.’
Lecturer: Shigeki OOTA (Head Specialist, Siga Prefecture Fisheries Experimental Center)
Lecture 3: Saturday, December 11th: 11:00 -12:00
‘Migratory fish in the Lake Biwa basin and the rivers involved in their movement’
Lecturer: Masahide YUUMA: Professor, Ryukoku University Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology)
4. Application: Participation is FREE. Please visit the following site for more details.
This is great opportunity to find out more about the great value of Lake Biwa and discover more things we can do as individuals to help create a society in which sustainability is attainable. Please join us in learning about the latest research results from Ryukoku University.
We look forward to your participation!