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Japanese Geoparks Network
The Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) is a specified nonprofit organization which is a networking platform for the Geoparks in Japan.
As of April 2019, the JGN regular membership consists of 9 UNESCO Global Geoparks in Japan and 35 Japanese National Geoparks. There are 15 aspiring geoparks listed as associate members.
In December 2007, the Japanese Geopark Liaison Council was established with support from Japanese geologists and private organizations that were conducting geological surveys, and some local authorities and others who wish to establish Geoparks began exchanging ideas.
In December 2008, seven Japanese Geoparks were designated as national geoparks.
In May 2009, the Japanese Geopark Liaison Council became the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN).
Every year, the JGN National Conference and workshops are held.
Active support is given to areas which have suffered from natural disasters through sharing information about natural disasters, such as earthquakes.
UNESCO Global Geoparks
Aso; Itoigawa; Izu Peninsula; Mt. Apoi; Muroto; Oki Islands; San'in Kaigan; Toya-Usu; Unzen Volcanic Area
Japanese National Geoparks
Amakusa; Bandaisan; Choshi; Dinosaur Valley Fukui Katsuyama; Chichibu; Hagi; Hakone; Hakusan Tedorigawa; Happo-Shirakami; Izuoshima; Kirishima; Mikasa; Minami-Alps (MTL Area); Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau; Mishima Village Kikai Caldera; Mt.Asama North; Mt.Chokai & Tobishima Island; Mt.Kurikoma Area; Mt.Tsukuba Area; Naeba-Sanroku; Nanki Kumano; Oga Peninsula-Ogata; Oita bungoono; Oita Himeshima; Sado Island; Sakurajima-Kinkowan; Sanriku; Shikoku Seiyo; Shimane Peninsula and Shinjiko Nakaumi Estuary; Shimokita; Shimonita; Shirataki; Tateyama Kurobe; Tokachi Shikaoi; Yuzawa