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آقای کاظم وفاداری

 

Kazem Vafadari Mehrizi
 
Education

2008-2011 Post-Doctoral (JSPS-UNU) Program, Kanazawa University & United Nations
University Japan.
09/2003-8 Doctoral Program, Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
1995-99 Master’s Program, Theoretical Economics, ISU University, Tehran
1991-95 Bachelor Degree, Theoretical Economics, Imam Sadiq University, (ISU) Tehran
(continuous)

Employment Experience

April 2015 – present Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
April 2011 – 2014 Assistant Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Nov/2008-Present Research Fellow, Institute Of Nature and Environmental Technology,
Kanazawa University, Japan
April 2011-August 2012 Consultant, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO,
Rome, Land and water division, for Globally important agricultural
heritage systems (GIAHS) project
Nov/2008-April2011 JSPS-UNU Post Doctoral Research Fellow, United Nations University,
Institute of advanced Studies UNU-IAS, Japan
Apr/2008-Nov/2008 Director Tourism business Affairs, Proceed International PTY, Japan
Sep/1999-Sep/2003 Senior Customs expert, Iran Customs Administrations, bureau of planning
and Improving Customs systems
Sept/1995-Sep/1999 Vice-Principal and Instructor, Khayyam Pre-University Center &High
school, Tehran, Iran

Professional Research Association and Societies

Associate Editor, International Journal of Ecology and Conservation
Advisor, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), Oita Prefecture, Kunisaki
Peninsula Usa Area
Member, Scientific committee: Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), UN
FAO, Rome Italy.
Member, European Association for Japanese Studies
Member, The International Ecotourism Society
Scientific member IUFRO, The Global network for Forest Science Cooperation. Division 6,
Social, Economic, Information, and Policy Sciences
Member SATOYAMA Activity & Nature School initiative of Kanazawa University, Japan
Research Fellow, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University,
Japan

KEY SKILLS

Tourism planning & development, social and economic development planning, small business
management;
Development and management of educational institutions, including financial, administrative,
pedagogical and pastoral functions
Project design, project management and reporting skills (Consultant); executive management,
change management in the public and private sectors, including international experience and
experience in educational environments, and demonstrated facilitation and negotiation skills
(consultant, Government, etc);
Interdisciplinary research and consultancy in cultural, development, Environmental and
sustainability studies; rural and urban studies etc

Academic awards

1- JSPS Kaken research grant 2013-2015(co-investigator) (research theme: Geo-park
development in Japan)
2- Ritsumeikan APU research grant 2013-14
3- JSPS Kaken research grant 2010-2011 ( Satoyama and Satoumi Tourism )
4- JSPS- UNU Postdoctoral Scholarship, Japan, 2008-2011
5- Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship, Japan 2006
6- Houtan Scholarship, NJ, USA 2005
7- Oita Governor Prize : World student’s Tourism Summit 2005

Other trainings

Technical Management of Tour and Travel Agencies, Iran Cultural heritage and Tourism
Organization (ICHTO), Tehran, 2002;
Customs Declaration and Administrative law, Iran College of customs administration; Tehran:
2001;
Internal Auditor for ISO standard, SGS International Certification Service S.A., Tehran: 2001;
Internal ISO 9001:2000 Auditor Update Training Course, BVQI, Tehran: 2001;
Quality management system & ISO 9001:2000 Training Course, Bureau Veritas Tehran: 2003;
Management for trade and investment in Stock Market, covering Principles of Cost-Benefit
analysis and accounting Practices, Tehran: 2000;
International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL), Tehran Institute of Technology, Tehran: 2002;
Professional First Aid program including fire fighting, mountain climbing, rescue swimmer
training, in-hospital emergency training, etc, Iranian Red Crescent society, Tehran:1995-1997.

Research Publications

Ⅰ.Books and Book Chapters
1. Vafadari, K . (2015)The Emerging Markets of The Asian Region in: Current Issues and
Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism Edited by Cooper M Vafadari K
2. Vafadari, K . (2015). Inbound, Outbaund and Domestic: The Current Situation In The Chines
Medical Tourism Market in : Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism
Edited by Cooper M Vafadari K
3. Cooper M & Vafadari K. (2015) Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Medical Tourism
4. Vafadari, K; Cooper M and Nakamura Koji (2014) Rural Tourism and Regional
Revitalization in Japan: A Spotlight on Satoyama in Dashper, K (Ed) Rural Tourism: An
International Experience, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
5. Vafadari, K. (2010) Volcano Tourism in Iran: Mt. Damavand the highest Peak in the Middle
East, book chapter (12) in Erfurt Cooper, P. & Cooper, M (Eds) Volcano and Geothermal
Tourism: Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation, London, Earthscan Ltd.
6. Vafadari, Kazem and Malcolm Cooper. (2010) Japanese Tourism in Iran, in N. Scott and
Jafar, J. Tourism in the Muslim World (Bridging Tourism Theory and practice) (Eds),
London: Emerald Group, October.

Ⅱ.Articles

Individual work:

1. Vafadari K. (2014) Tourism and Management of Heritage Landscapes in the Philippines:
From the Case of The Ifugao Rice Terraces, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 12/1, 52-72.
2. Vafadari K. (2013) Tameike Reservoirs as Agricultural Heritage: From the Case Study of
Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita, Japan, Journal of Resource and Ecology, 4/ 3, 220-230.
3. Vafadari, K. (2013) Tourism and the Revival of Rural Japan: The Case of Satoyama
Development in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, Asia Pacific World, 4/ 2, 103-121.
4. Vafadari K. (2013) Exploring Tourism Potential of Agricultural Heritage Systems- At
Kunisaki Peninsula, Oita Prefecture, Japan, Issues in Social Science, 1/ 1, 33-52.
5. Vafadari K. (2013) Planning Sustainable Tourism for Agricultural Heritage Landscapes,
Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, 32, 75-89
6. Vafadari, K. (2012) Rural Tourism and Preservation of Landscapes in Japan: A Spotlight on
Satoyama in the Noto Peninsula, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 10/2, 81-103.

First Author:
7. Vafadari K and Cooper M 2014. Celebrating and enhancing the tourism knowledge-based
platform: a tribute to Jafar Jafari, Conference note, Anatolia, an in international journal of
tourism and hospitality research
8. Vafadari K and Cooper M 2008. Non-institutionalized Working Tourists in Japan: the case
study of Iranians in Tokyo as a social phenomenon of early 1990s, International Journal of
Tourism and Travel, Vol1 Pp:7-12
9. Vafadari, K and Cooper, M, 2007. Japan-Iran tourism Relations: Opportunities and
Limitations in Promoting Iran’s Cultural Heritage Tourism to the Japanese Market,
Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol 23 Pp:75-88

Other: (Research/ Project Reports & Books)

Individual Work

1. Vafadari, K. (2012) Instructor Manual and Student Handbook for the Certificate and
Diploma in Tour Guiding, Tourism Resources Improvement Program, Sri Lankan Institute
for Tourism & Hospitality, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December, pp 250
2. Vafadari, K. (2012) Feasibility study on Sustainable tourism Management of Ifugao Rice
Terraces, Land and Water Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations (FAO) Pp 64
3. Vafadari, K, (2012) Guidelines of Sustainable Responsible GIAHS Tourism: Ifugao a Case
Study, Land and Water Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) Pp 25

III.Published Symposium and Conference Works

Individual Work

1-Vafadari k.(2015) Heritege Tourism in Agricultural Landscapes:Case studies from Japan, The
78th TOSOK Interational Tourism Conference , Seoul 2-3 June
2- Vafadari k.(2015) Cruise Tourism and Environmental Management:the Case of Mini-Cruise
in Lake Bracciano, Italy.The Innovation of Korea Tourism Contents and Role of Casino Industry.
The 78th TOSOK Interational Tourism Conference Seoul 2-3 June
3- Vafadari k.(2015) Socio Cultural perspectives of Pachinko Tourism in Rural japan 78th
TOSOK Interational Tourism Conference , Seoul 2-3 June
4- Vafadari k.(2014) Family Farming Empowerment and Sustainability Through Tourism:
Conceptual Analysis and Practices in Japanese SATOYAMA landscapes.
The first international conference of the APIRAS & the fifth conference of extension and
education in agriculture and natural resource management: "facilitating information and
innovation for empowering family farmers” Zanjan University September 18
5- Vafadari K. (2014) Sustainable Toruism in GIAHS Landscapes, Case studies From Asia,
Scientific ans Steering Committee meeting, United nations FAO, 28-29 April Rome, Italy.
6- Vafadari K. (2013) Human Capacity Building For Tourism Development in Kunisaki GIAHS:
The Case of Farmer's Guesthouse in Kunisaki City, Kunisaki Peninsula, Japan. The 2013 Asia
Pacific Conference, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, 2nd November, Japan.
7- Vafadari K. (2013) The Role of Tourism in the Rescue of Economically Marginal Traditional
Agricultural Systems, Celebrating and Enhancing the Tourism Knowledge-based Platform: A
Tribute to Jafar Jafari, 22nd October, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
8- Vafadari K. (2013) Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and Branding
Green Tourism Destinations in Japan and Italy, 1st EAJS Japan Conference 28th September,
Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan
9-Vafadari, K. (2013) Sustaining satoyama and Satoumi communities and livelihoods through
tourism, IGU, Tourism Between Tradition and Modernity Beppu /Miyajima /Okayama, Japan PreConference meeting
10-Vafadari, K. (2013) Integrated model of Tourism and Traditional Knowledge for
Conservation and Revitalizing GIAHS, Fostering partnerships and alliances for agricultural
heritage and a sustainable future – The GIAHS International Forum, 29 May, Noto, Kanazawa,
Japan
11-Vafadari, K. (2012) Use of Rural Houses as Tourism Accommodation, Challenges and
Opportunities for Heritage Conservation, Proceedings of the International Association for Asia
Pacific Studies Conference, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan
12-Vafadari, K. (2012) Tourism Applications in GIAHS sites, the case of NOTO and IFUGAO,
Philippines-Japan Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): Current
Scenario, Challenges and Future Development, 14 January, Ifugao State University, Nayon
Lamut, Philippines
13-Vafadari, K. (2012) GIAHS Landscapes and Tourism Development, Scientific and Steering
Committee Meeting, 29-30 October, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy
14-Vafadari, K. (2011) Tourism Applications of Agricultural Heritage Systems, International
Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, Beijing, China
15-Vafadari, K. (2011) Making ad Managing Brands for Travel agencies, Second Annual
Seminar on Tourism Branding Strategies, Tehran, Iran, November
16-Vafadari, K. (2010) Community Based Tourism Promotion in Japanese Villages: A
Sustainable Rural Livelihood Approach for Mountainous and Coastal Landscapes of Satoyama
and Satoumi, RCAPS Seminar, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
17-Vafadari, K. (2010) Forest, Local Community and Conservation of Satoyama Landscapes in
Japan, Forest for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment XXIII IUFRO World
Congress, Korea Forest Research Institute, August
18-Vafadari, K. (2010) Ecotourism and Re-Development of Rural Cultural Landscapes of
Satoyama: A Case study of Noto Peninsula, Japan, ESTC2010, The International Ecotourism
Society, Portland, U.S.A, September
19-Vafadari, K. (2010) Product and Corporate Branding in Tourism and Hospitality Spotlights
from Japan, Seminar on Tourism Branding Strategies, Iran, Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Organization, Tehran, Iran, June
20-Vafadari, K. (2009) Managing Tourism in Wetlands Based on Ramsar Convention,
RAMSAR Seminar, United Nations University and Kanazawa University, Kamo-Ike Ramsar site,
Japan June
21-Vafadari, K. (2009) Workshop on Sustainable Eco-Tourism in Rural Cultural Landscapes of
SATOYAMA and SATOUMI, Kanazawa University and United Nations University, Kakuma
Campus, Kanazawa, March
22-Vafadari, K. (2009) Workshop on Environmental Studies: Resource Management and Local
Revitalization. Toward Future international and Research Collaborations between Kanazawa
university and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Kanazawa University, Kamuma-no Sato,
Kanazawa, October
23-Vafadari, K. (2009) Is Satoyama Lifestyle Attractive enough? Minshuku System and
Promoting Tourism in Rural Japan, RCAPS Seminar on Satoyama Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia
Pacific University Japan

Academic awards

1- PhD scholarship program A1, 100% tuition reduction, Ritsumeikan Asia pacific university,
Japan 2003
2- Houtan Scholarship, NJ, USA 2005
3- Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship, Japan 2006
4- JSPS- UNU Postdoctoral Scholarship, Japan, 2008-2009
5- JSPS Kaken research grant 2010-2011
Teaching Experience
1. Undergraduate
October 2010- Jan 2011
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan (Part time)
Teaching Subject: Asia and Pacific Tourism
April 2011- Present (full time)
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Teaching Subjects: ecotourism; cultural heritage Tourism; Research Methods for
Tourism &Hospitality; Tourism Policy and Planning; Hospitality
Marketing and GIAHS Tourism)
September/1995 –July /2001 (part time)
Khayyam pre-collegiate Training Center, Tehran
Subjects: Mathematics, Principals of Economics, English /Arabic languages
2. Graduate Recent Master’s Thesis Evaluations and Examinations:
Thesis Topic: Micro Credit, Household Livelihood and Community Capacity:
Case Study from Bangladesh (December 2013)
Thesis Topic: The Role of Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Community
Capacity Development through the Tarahumara's Hostel Initiative in
Chihuahua, Mexico (June 2013)
Thesis Topic: Towards Positioning Ethiopia as a Tourist Destination for
Japanese Out Bound Tourism Market (June 2013)
Thesis Topic: Sierra Productiva: Leadership Development and Knowledge
Sharing for Community Capacity Development: A Case Study Of
Entrepreneurial Indigenous Peasants in Cuzco, Peru ( March 2013)
Thesis Topic: Conserving the Ecology with Ecotourism and Renewable
Energy in the United Arab Emirates (August 2012)
Thesis Topic: Volunteer tourism: An exploration of sociocultural impacts
from the local community perspective. A Case Study of Mai Chau, Hoa Binh,
Vietnam. (June 2012)
3. Others September/2010 on
United Nations Center For regional development,
JUNCRD/JICA Training Course
Subjects: "Regional Development Utilizing Local Resources Connecting with
Biodiversity; Eco-Tourism (Utilizing revitalization of farmers Tourism Home

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