Park ranger training course eyed

Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said Tuesday that the metro government will launch a course to train rangers for service at national parks.

The course will be run at the metro government’s new public university, according to Ishihara.

Ishihara visited Grand Canyon National Park and Redwood National Park in the United States in June to study their administration and the role of rangers.

According to the Environment Ministry, there is currently no course under which rangers can train to work in national parks in Japan.

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