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Vol.99 No.6 Jun.2014

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vol.99 No.6 Jun. 2014

No.6  2014


Feature Articles : "Civil Engineering Tourism" Nowadays -for satisfying intellectual curiosity-

Civil engineers always need to gain understanding from the public. “Civil Engineering Tourism” is a useful means of communication for this purpose. Recently, citizen activities to promote the attractiveness of surrounding civil engineering facilities (Doboku Mania) have become very active. Civil engineers should actively publicize the role of the civil engineer to society, and the means of tourism is the key to achieve this. If experts can share specialized information with the general public in a way that is easy to understand, it can stimulate the intellectual curiosity of the public, and facilitate the understanding of civil engineering.

In this special issue, “Civil Engineering Tourism” is defined as follows: Activities that promote the understanding of wisdom, technology, and regional characteristics through site visits to civil engineering facilities, from which visitors can experience joy and intellectual satisfaction. 

he first article is a dialogue on the significance and future prospects of civil engineering tourism by Aoyagi Masanori(Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs), a specialist in Greek and Roman archeology, and Nakamura Yoshio (Emeritus professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology), a specialist in infrastructure planning and landscape theory, followed by an article from tourism expert Nakane Hiroshi of Japan Tourism Marketing Co., and civil engineering expert Abe Takahiro of Nihon University that introduces the basic knowledge of civil engineering tourism.

The other articles introduce 7 case studies on the activities that stimulate the general public’s interest in civil engineering. Articles on civil engineering facilities by the private sector in Ube Yamaguchi, the sediment control dam that protects the village from disaster in Nagano, JR Tokai train to hidden scenic spots, and utilization of coal mines in Hokkaido which is regarded as negative heritage, are presented. A guidebook to evaluate civil engineering, thinking of civil engineering from the perspective of visitors, and related efforts made by Japan Society of Civil Engineers are also introduced.



(02) Message from the President

(04) Admiration of Civil Engineering Heritages by JSCE:Civil Engineering Heritage Sites Selection:Takebe-Iseki Weir - The largest existing stone-built weir in the Edo era
HIGUCHI Teruhisa

(06) Feature articles "Civil Engineering Tourism" Nowadays -for satisfying intellectual curiosity-

(08) Civil Engineering Tourism -Look to the strong and beautiful landscape-
AOYAGI Masanori, NAKAMURA Yoshio

(12) Expectation for the sightseeing to CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURE
NAKANE Hiroshi

(16) Theory of tourism for civil engineers, viewed through the practice of walking tours of civil engineering heritages
ABE Takahiro

(20) The only one industrial tourism of Ube, mine, Sanyo-Onoda
UENO Hideki

(22) A Sabo-Dam Tour of Introducing Civil Engineering Works:Efforts of Otari Village, Nagano Prefecture
KURITA Yasushi

(24) The tourist train “Iida line rarely-visited stations train”-Action of Central Japan Railway Company-

(26) Activation of coal mine heritage of Sorachi area in Hokkaido

(30) Listen up! The Doboku Challenge See Kitakyushu’s Civil Engineering from an Engineer’s Perspective !
OBU Shunsuke

(32) "Let's go to the field trip with everyone" A brief history of infrastructure-watching community.
KOJIMA Kenichi 

(34) Engineering works are felt by a theme and a subject matter familiar to the area
OGATA Hideki

(36) Further studies for "Civil Engineering Tourism"

(38) JSCE Magazine -A Retrospective Look Over the Past 99 Issues Creating a magazine for thinking about the shape of Civil Engineering Technology

(42) Letters from Tohoku

(42) Visiting five towns of Futaba county, Fukushima

(46) Disaster Recovery Activities after the 2011 Earthquake and Efforts for Creation of New Riverfront at Kyu- Kitakamigawa River
SATO Katsuhide

(50) Working Abroad Self Sustainability of Land Readjustment of Thailand
SAWADA Shunsaku

(52) Holiday's special CE activity

(54) Committee Report The Editorial Committee on Journal of JSCE
OHTSU Hiroyasu, TAKAHASHI Yoshikazu

(58) Studying Abroad The experience at Delft University of Technology-The place for an engineering education and a basic research based on practical needs-
SAITA Tomonori

(59) Book review

(60) JSCE Member's Report Learning from Matsunoyama huge landslides in Niigata pref :The mission of civil engineers
MINAKI Hitoshi

(64) Reviewing April issue

(66) Advisers' Column

(68) International Activities Center

(69) JSCE Updates

(74) CE Carreers

(81) JSCE Calender

(84) Next Issues


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