Miura Pearl Project

  • SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Yoshitaka Oka
Graduate School of Science
Professor / Misaki Marine Biological Station Director
Misaki Marine Biological Station, the University of Tokyo, launched the Miura Pearl Project in 2013 with the goal of reviving the pearl cultivation, developing teaching materials for education on marine biology, and revitalizing local communities in Miura City. The project is based on a collaboration among a number of organizations, including the local governments of Miura City and Kanagawa Prefecture, Mikimoto & Co., Ltd., Keikyu Corporation, Kanagawa Prefectural Marine Science High School, Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park Company and the Miura Fishermen’s Cooperative Association and the University of Tokyo’s Misaki Marine Biological Station. We wish to expand the collaboration to include other departments of the University of Tokyo, and develop the Miura Pearl Project as an activity of the University of Tokyo’s Future Society Initiative to contribute to the maintenance of the marine environment and the revitalization of local communities.
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- K.MIKIMOTO & CO. LTD. President: Hitoshi Yoshida Founded: May 1949 Capital: 500 million Yen Address: Toyosu 5-5-13 Kohtou-ku Tokyo 135-8145 Tel: 03-6204-9045
- Keikyu Corporation President: Kazuyuki Harada Founded: June 1948 Capital:43700 million Yen Address: Takanawa 2-20-20 Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8625 Tel: 03-3280-9120
- Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park President: Hiroshi Ando Founded: November 1967 Capital: 20 million Yen Address: Misaki-cho Koajiro 1082 Miura-shi Kanagawa 238-0225 Tel: 046-881-6281


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