Members in Japan

Elsa Nature Conservancy
Mission: Created in 1976, the organization aims at taking an active, positive and concrete part in nature conservation. It works to conserve the entire environment including all animals and plants and to train the next generation to work for similar aims.
Contact Person: Mr Eiji Fujiwara, President
Address: Tsukuba-Gakuen Post Office
Tsukuba
PO Box 2
Ibaraki 305-8691
Japan
Tel: +81 (298) 51-1637
Fax: +81 (298) 51-1637
Email: PAH03724@nifty.ne.jp
Website: http://www.elsaenc.net  
 

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mission: To move human society to become more environmentally and socio-economically sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to create a new paradigm for the global community so that the unsustainable production and consumption patterns currently observed can be changed into sustainable use.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Management and Planning, Advocacy and Policy, Atmosphere and Climate, Environmental Education
Contact Person: Mr Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors
Address: 2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi
Hayama-machi
Miura-gun
Kanagawa 240-0115
Japan
Tel: +81 (46) 855-3720
Fax: +81 (46) 855-3709
Email: iges@iges.or.jp
Website: http://www.iges.or.jp  
 

Japan Center for Human Environmental Problems
Mission:
Created in 1973, the Center aims to pursue research, to gather and disseminate information (to be exchanged internationally) in connection with issues related to the legal solution of environmental problems and thereby to assist in the development of environmental law.
Contact Person: Prof. Hidenori Inoue, Secretary General
Address: Meisei University
2-1-1 Hodokubo Hino City
Tokyo 191-8506
Japan
Tel: +81 (42) 591-5927
Fax: +81 (42) 591-5927
Email: inoueh@econ.meisei-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.hino.meisei-u.ac.jp/econ/inoueh/  
 

Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA)
Mission:
The Association aims to contribute to culture by promoting development of zoological gardens and aquariums with the cooperation of all these establishments in Japan.
Expertise: Biodiversity, Environmental Education.
Contact Person: Mr Kenichi KITAMURA, Executive Director
Address: Vella Heights Okachimachi 402
Taito 4-23-10
Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-8567
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3837-0211
Fax: +81 (3) 3837-1231
Email: jaza@basil.ocn.ne.ip
Website: http://www.jazga.or.jp
 

Kamehameha Okoku
Mission:
To conserve biodiversity through research and education. A primary aim of Kamehameha is to enable local communities to take an active part in efforts to protect the diversity of the local environment.
Expertise: Data and Information Management, Environmental Education,  Scientific Research, Species
Contact Person: Mr Akio Yamamoto
Address: 508-3 Hazu
Sagara-tow, Haibara county
Shizuoka 421-0523
Japan
Tel: +81 548 524-670
Fax: +81 548 524-670
Email: wbs01469@mail.wbs.ne.jp
Website: http://www.wbs.ne.jp/cmt/kamehameha  
 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Expertise:
 Policy, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Urban, suburban, Water Issues
Contact Person: Mayuki Ishida, Researcher/Advisor
Address: Global Environment Division, International Cooperation Bureau
Kasumigaseki 2-2-1
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8919
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 5501-8245
Fax: +81 (3) 5501-8244
Email: mayuka.ishida@mofa.go.jp
Website: http://www.mofa.go.jp  
 

Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
Mission:
The Agency promotes the establishment of environmental policies for Japan, which stress the need for improved relationships between humans and the environment. The Agency also encourages government legislation towards improving the global environment.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Environmental Policy, Urban, suburban
Contact Person: Eriko Tanabe
Senior Policy Coordinator
Nature Conservation Bureau, Policy and Coordination Division
Address: 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100 8975
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 5521-8272
Fax: +81 (3) 3591-3228
Email: ERIKO_TANABE@env.go.jp
Website: http://www.env.go.jp/en/org/  
 

Nagashima-no Shizen-wo Mamoru Kai (ASCONA) 
Contact Person: Mrs Midori Takashima
Address: Murotsu 836
Kaminoseki Township
Kumage County, Yamaguchi Prefecture 742-1403
Japan

Tel: +81 820 620-710,
Email: midori.t@crocus.ocn.ne.jp
Website: www.nagashimanoshizen.soreccha.jp
 

Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J)
Mission:
Created in 1951, NACS-J is one of the largest NGO conservation organizations in Japan, involved in many conservation issues, such as conservation of primaeval beech forest, coral reefs, wild rivers and wildlife.
Expertise: Biodiversity, Flora and vegetation, Forestry, Agroforestry, Wildlife management, Information and Knowledge, Environmental education, Research
Contact Person: Teppei Dohke, Secretary
Address: Mitoyo Bldg., 2F
1-16-10 Shinkawa
Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0033
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3553-4109
Fax: +81 (3) 3553-0139
Email: iucnj@nacsj.or.jp
Website: http://www.nacsj.or.jp  
 

Nihon Gan-wo Hogo suru Kai (JAWGP)
Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection
Mission:
The aim of the Association is to promote the preservation of Anatidae, especially goose species that have decreased rapidly in recent years.
Contact Person: Nobuo Takeshita
Secretary General
Address: Minamimachi 16
Wakayanagi 989 5502
Japan
Tel: +81 (22) 832-2004
Fax: +81 (22) 832-3294
Email: n_takeshita@msg.biglobe.ne.jp
Website: http://www.jawgp.org  
 

Nihon Kankyo Kyoiku Forum (JEEF)
The Japan Environmental Education Forum
Contact Person: Mr Yasuhiko Okada, President
Address: Twins Shinjuku Bldg. 4F
5-10-15 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0022
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3350-6770
Fax: +81 (3) 3350-7818
Email: koji_tagi@jeef.or.jp  
Website: http://www.jeef.or.jp/english/  
 

Nihon Shicchi Nettowaku (JAWAN)
Japan Wetlands Action Network
Contact Person: Mr Masahisa ITO
Address: C/O Masahisa ITO
4-7-1-113, Nishibori,
Sakura-ku 338-0832
Saitama-city
Japan
Tel: +81 (42) 583-6365
Fax: +81 (42) 583-6365
Email: ito-itoh@s2.dion.ne.jp
Website: http://www.jawan.jp/index-e.html  
 

Nihon Umigame Kyougikai
Sea Turtle Association of Japan
Mission:
To contribute to conserving all nature related to sea turtles by developing networks and information systems throughout Japan.
Expertise: Data and Information Management, Monitoring and Assessment, Scientific Research, Species
Contact Person: Dr Naoki Kamezaki, President
Sea Turtle Association of Japan
Address: Nagaomotomachi 5-17-18-302
Hirakata
Osaka 573-0106
Japan
Tel: +81 (72) 864-0335
Fax: +81 (72) 864-0535
Email: jcg03011@nifty.ne.jp  
 

Nippon Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation
Mission:
Mission is to promote international environmental protection through support of nature conservation projects by managing the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund. This Fund directs the Keidanren Committee to grant the financial support for nature conservation projects conducted in developing countries by Japanese and foreign NGOs.
Expertise: Policy, Climate Change, Energy, Biodiversity, Environmental Education
Contact Person: Naotake Okubo, Chairman
Address: 1-3-2 Ohtemati
Chiyoda-Ku
Tokyo 100-8818
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 6741-0993
Fax: +81 (3) 6741-0982
Email: kncf@keidanren.or.jp
Website: http://www.keidanren.or.jp/kncf/en/index.html  


NPO Houjin Ramusaaru Nettowaaku Nihon (RNJ)
Mission:
To facilitate a network of NGOs in a link with local grassroots groups, and to implement conservation, restoration and wise use of all wetlands utilising ideas and methods based on Ramsar Convention.
Contact Person:
Mr Minoru Kashiwaqi
Address: Marukou Bldg. 2nd floor
1-20-6 Higashi-Ueno
Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-0015
Japan

Tel: +81 3 3834-6566
Fax: +81 3 3834-6566
Email: info@ramnet-j.org
Website: www.ramnet-j.org


Okinawa Daigaku Chiiki Kenkyusyo (Okidai Chiikiken)
Research Institute of Regional Studies, University of Okinawa
Mission:
Created in 1988, the Research Institute on Regional Studies is located on Okinawa island. It studies natural and social environments, not only of Okinawa, but also of the Asian and Pacific countries.
Expertise: 3-0 Management and Planning. Biodiversity. Social Sciences and Socio-economic Issues. Sustainable Development
Contact Person: Mr. Tetsushi Goto,
Address: Okinawa University
Kokuba 555
Naha City 902 -8521
Japan
Tel: +81 (98) 832-5599
Fax: +81 (98) 832-3220
Email: goto@okinawa-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.okinawa-u.ac.jp/chiken/
 

Save the Dugong Campaign Center
Contact Person: Mr Yoshiaki Ninagawa, Secretary General
Address: 2-21-301 Tsudo-hachimancho,
Nakama Kyodo Jimusho
Shinjuku-ku 162-0815
Tokyo
Japan
Tel: +81(3) 5228-1377
Fax: +81(3) 5228-1377
Email: y-nina@sp.manekineko.jp
Website: http://www.sdcc.jp/  


Seibutsu Tayosei Japan (Biodiversity Network Japan) BDNJ
Mission:
Objective is to collaborate with many other sectors of society in order to develop and implement sound strategies and policies for conserving biological diversity.
Expertise: Biodiversity. Environmental Education. Scientific Research
Contact Person: Mr Hirufumi Nishida, Secretary General
Address: c/o Laboratory of Plant Phylogeny and Evolution
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Chuo University,
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 112-8551
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3817-1886
Fax: +81 (3) 3817-1886
Email: helecho@bio.chuo-u.ac.jp
Website: http://www.bdnj.org
 

Shizen Kankyo Kenkyu Senta (JWRC)
Japan Wildlife Research Centre
Mission:
To contribute to the conservation of nature through fact finding and accumulation of basic data, and through the development of technology for management of wildlife and its habitat
Expertise: Biodiversity, In situ conservation, Invasive Species, Threatened Species, Policy, International trade, MEA and International Conventions, Ecosystem restoration, Evaluation, monitoring and assessment, Parks and protected areas, Sustainable use of natural resources, Wildlife management, Socioeconomic, Community based conservation, Tourism and recreation, Information and Knowledge, Biodiversity monitoring, Information management and systems, Biodiversity, Data and Information Management, Scientific Research, Species
Contact Person: Tatsuya HORIKIRI
Address: 3-10-10 Shitaya
Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-8676
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 5824-0960
Fax: +81 (3) 5824-0961
Email: thorikiri@jwrc.or.jp 
Website: http://www.jwrc.or.jp  
 

Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ)
Mission:
Established in 1934, the Society aims to foster the spirit of respect for nature among citizens and to contribute to the development of the society in which humanity prevails. This is realised by creating opportunities to enjoy wild birds in nature and by spreading proper conservation ideas.
Contact Person: Mr Yukihiro Kominami
Address: Maruwa bulding 3-9-23
Nishi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo 141-0031
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 5436-2633
Fax: +81 (3) 5436-2635
Email: hogo@wbsj.org
Website: http://www.wbsj.org  


World Wide Fund for Nature - Japan WWF
Mission:
To stop the degradation of the planet`s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
Expertise: Biodiversity, Threatened Species, Policy, Climate Change, Energy, International trade, Environmental Law, Management and Planning, Sustainable use of natural resources, Socioeconomic, Community based conservation, Private sector, Community based conservation, International Trade and Environment, Private Sector Engagement, Sustainable use, Threatened species
Contact Person: Mr Hidenori Kusakari, Assistant Director
Conservation Department
Address: Nihonseimei Akabanebashi Bldg.
3-1-14 Shiba
Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0014
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3769-1711
Fax: +81 (3) 3769-1717
Email: kusakari@wwf.or.jp
Website: http://www.wwf.or.jp  
 

Yasei Seibutsu Hozenron Kenkyukai (JWCS)
Japan Wildlife Conservation Society
Mission:
To study the philosophy needed for real conservation of wildlife and to recommend practical theory and solution for specific issues at national and international levels
Expertise: Policy, Advocacy and policy, Environmental Law, Information and Knowledge, Communications, Environmental education, Research
Contact Person: Prof. Hideo Obara, President
Address: 1-11-2-202 Shibadaimon,
Minato-ku105-0001
Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 2595-1171
Fax: +81 (3) 2595-1171
Email: info@jwcs.org  
Website: http://www.jwcs.org/English-page/index-e.html
 

Yaseidoubutsu Kyuugo Juuishi (WRV)
Wildlife Rescue Veterinarian`s Association
Mission:
Goal is to preserve wildlife and biological diversity using technical knowledge as veterinarians and by doing so, help preserve natural resources for the next generation.
Expertise: Management and Planning, Environmental Education, Scientific Research, Species
Contact Person: Mr Isao Nizuma, Director
Address: 1-23-16-302 Fujimi-cho
Tachikawa city
Tokyo 190-0013
Japan
Tel: +81 (42) 529-1279
Fax: +81 (42) 526-2556
Email: wrvj@wrvj.org  
 

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