Masaru Takayama is the Founder of Asian Ecotourism Network
Mr. Masaru Takayama founded Asian Ecotourism Network (AEN) to promote true ecotourism in the region by creating a networking platform for ecotourism fraternity while Japan Alliance of Responsible Travel Agencies (JARTA) added onto his agenda list this year to create responsible tourism movement in Japan. Masaru serves a number of key positions in the organizations both home and abroad. Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2013-2015 Judge, The World Legacy Awards 2015-2017 Judge, United Nations Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Member of 10 YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme. GSTC authorized trainer, Green Destinations auditor/trainer, Travelife auditor. Owner of Shunyoso, a cultural heritage building in Awaji Island, Japan.