Natural environment, economic transitions and cultural activities are some of the things that geographers have always been paying attentions to, and as we are in the era of expanding globalization, we can only understand these phenomena while going across the borders of each country. East Asia is indeed one of the regions where these transformations are identified with rapid developments. What can geographers do in order for us all, especially those in East Asia, to have sustainable development?
The 5th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography sets the theme as “’Green Society’ in East Asia: A Geographical Contribution”, where we share ideas on economic and cultural development and the creation of environmentally-friendly society of East Asia in the 21st century. We kindly expect all participants to discuss how Geography can contribute to realizing the creation of the Green Society from their professional expertise. During the conference, geographers, especially young promising scholars are expected to enhance friendship as well as to have animated discussions. Senior geographers are also welcome to attend the conference as facilitators who can support the discussion and friendship enhancement, and also use it as a good opportunity for sharing latest and stimulus research outcomes.