“ What is Kuroshio Science??”
As for the graduate school of Kuroshio Science, everyone might think that we research only the Kuroshio Current. However, we create a new study concept of not the Kuroshio Current, but named “Kuroshio Science”, and are advancing the research that aims at harmonious coexistence with nature.
Well then, what study is the Kuroshio Science?
The Kuroshio Current is one of the greatest currents in the world, which influences very much on culture of people, climate, natural resources, and the community structures of plant and animal in most of Southeast Asian countries. It is a warm ocean current flowing north-eastwards from the Philippine sea past southeast Japan to North Pacific. It includes a lot of countries from the subtropical zone (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippine etc…) to the temperate zone (Taiwan, China and Japan etc…). On the other hand, there are many people who live in these countries, and they lead their life and activities. Therefore, it means not only progress the exchange of culture and economics between them but also being spread the problems of nature destruction, pollution, famines and plagues throughout the country. So, the wide sense of Kuroshio Current area indicates the entirely including the activities and many problems between the nature and people there are.
It’s a communal society connected by Kuroshio Current.
There are all elements that compose the earth including various environments, materials, and various living things and men. Moreover, the environmental problems, the food problem, and the population problem etc. with global are symbolically expressed there too. These are so important things that should be worked worldwide to solve.
At the same time, this shows that the cover of various problems of global can be clarified by researching the Kuroshio Current area as a model of the entire earth and consequently find the way of solutions.
From such a viewpoint, we need a study to research the way and the direction of society where the human and the nature can live together with sustainability in scientific. We call this study “Kuroshio Science”.
The Kuroshio Science is not necessarily dealing directly about various problems in the Kuroshio Current area. In other words, the study is not action treatment of the stopgap like the whack-a-mole. For instance, in this study, it would convert the direction of human’s activities through clarification of a fundamental causal relation what man activity disturbs the environment of the earth and the ecosystem from various problems of which seem to happen separately.
Moreover, it would thinks what precaution is best for bad influences by evaluating the influence of human’s activities which is going now or will try to be started in the future exerts on a normal matter cycle of the natural world.
It is indispensable for the realization of the Kuroshio Science to feel for the way of the solution by understanding the problem, analyzing from various fields in cooperation. Therefore, Kuroshio Science has created as not the study of subdivided old model, but a new study field in which integrated both arts and science.
I think this school is the place where can have the highly motive, imagination and the energy of the research on the common goal of the study as well as people in this school would understand the philosophy of above-mentioned Kuroshio Science and deepen the research of each aimed specialized field.
Head, Kuroshio Science / Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Science