Aramco Asia Japan (AAJ) partnered with Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University in supporting the center’s dryland research in 2016.
Approved as the “Joint Usage/Research Center” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, ALRC is the only institute in Japan specializing in dryland research, with some of its works receiving recognition globally.
Sand certainly is synonymous with Saudi Arabia’s landscape. On the other hand, Japan is known for its lush greenery and waterways. No desert exists in the country. However, there are more than 30 sand dunes nestled along the shoreline of Japan—mound-shaped or bank-like terrain features created by sand accumulation from wind.