2nd Symposium Organized by the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine

The trends in research on forest bathing trips in Japan,
Korea and around the World

DateMarch 29, 2008 (Sat)
Place Kumamoto, Japan
Chairpersons Qing Li, MD, PhD (Nippon Medical School)
Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Prof, PhD (Chiba University)
  1. Keynote lecture 1
    Forests and human health - global trends in research and practice-

    Hannu Raitio, Prof, PhD (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland)
  2. Keynote lecture 2
    Trends in research on the therapeutic effects of forest use in Korea

    Won Sop Shin, Prof, PhD (Chungbuk National University, Korea)
  3. Trends in research on forest bathing trips in Japan
    1. Fields studying on the therapeutic effects of forest and related topics
      Hideki Hirano, PhD (Forest Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan)
    2. The forest environment and subjective evaluation of a forest bathing trip
      Takahide Kagawa, MS (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
    3. The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the atmosphere of the forest)
      Yuko Tsunetsugu, PhD (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
      Bum-Jin Park, PhD and Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Prof., PhD (Chiba University, Japan)
    4. The effects of forest bathing trips on human immune function
      Qing Li, MD, PhD (Nippon Medical School, Japan)
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