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World Forestry: Forest Research and Education in Japan

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Forest research and education began to take modern form about 100 years ago, and extension work is about 30 years old. One national institute, 50 prefectural organizations, many schools, and some private companies conduct research in most phases of forestry and timber utilization. Four-year courses in forestry and engineering are offered at 26 schools, which currently enroll almost 5,000 students. Extension foresters are stationed in all prefectures and give advice to landowners, including those who are heirs to forest property. Efforts are made to acquaint school children and the general public with the benefits of forests.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: October 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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