JAPAN

      I have worked with researchers of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Katsuyama City, Japan which is one of the largest dinosaur museums in the world. Fukui Prefecture is known as the dinosaur land in Japan because it produced new Japanese dinosaurs such as Fukuisaurus, Fukuiraptor, and Fukuititan. I participated twice in summer excavation there. In 2008, the first pterosaur trackways were found in the Katsuyama quarry that was very similar to Pteraichnus koreanensis I described from Hadong County, Korea. So, I was invited to study these Japanese pterosaur trackways and published it with a new ichnotaxon

 

   I have also close relationship with Prof. Yoshitsugu Kobayashi in Hokkaido University Museum for international dinosaur research. Since 2012, a special program, so-called “Gobi Dinosaur Supporters”, has been running between three institutions, which was designed for students and amateurs to participate in Gobi dinosaur field trip with professionals. No doubt that it can provide an excellent experience for future dinosaur researchers.

    

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