The IGU Kyoto Regional Conference 2013 was held from 4 to 9 August for the first time in 33 years in Japan. The total number of participants was approximately 1,400 persons from 61 countries.
This year the conference theme was “Traditional Wisdom and Modern Knowledge for Earth’s Future” and there were many presentations focused on diverse topics associate d with this theme.
Their Imperial Highness Prince and Princess Akishino attended the Opening Ceremony of this conference and the award ceremony of the 10th International Geography Olympiad, was held on 5 August. The next IGU Regional Conference will be held in Krakow, Poland on 18-22 August, 2014.