The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

The Association for Fostering a Green Globe

Expansion of seedling facilities and establishment of an increased production structure to supply seedlings as necessary for tree planting in disaster areas

Activity grant

Project Description

The Association is staffed with specialists in agriculture and forestry overall, including tree planting, and it has ten years of experience in raising pot seedlings for evergreen broad-leaved trees. The Association's cultivated land is thought to be an ideal location for raising the seedlings necessary for tree planting in disaster areas for applications such as green embankments in terms of factors including the classification of vegetation and its location in the southern limits of the area appropriate for the outdoor cultivation of evergreen broad-leaved trees. The Association will assess information by utilizing the network fostered through activities up until now in order to contribute to the creation of forests of evergreen broad-leaved trees for which demand is growing with seedlings of a variety of trees from the Tohoku region.

Grant year
FY2013 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2013 - September 2016
Grant amount
7,000,000 yen
Activity region
Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture; Ishinomaki City and Iwanumashi City, Miyagi Prefecture; Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
The burden of manual irrigation work has been reduced thanks to automatic irrigation equipment

Overview of the Organization

Shoko Ishimura, Chairman
Shoko Ishimura, Chairman
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
Work to preserve the global environment, and contribute to maintaining the safety and soundness of the body and mind of local residents and improvement of living by conducting the following activities.
1. Activities aimed at the greening of deserts through the appropriate trees
2. Promotion of greening activities in regions in Japan that have been devastated or where appropriate greening is required.
3. Awareness raising activities so that the activities above are widely communicated
Main activity areas
Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture; Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture; Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture; Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture
Number of staff members
3 full time staff members, 1 part-time staff members, 123 full members
Annual operating budget
20.60 million yen in 2011, 21.64 million yen in 2012, 43.47 million yen (expected) in 2013
WEB site
Bright Society Creation Chikuho Council
Main activities
  1. Raising 10,000 seedlings for approximately 30 types of pot seedlings, mainly consisting of evergreen broad-leaved trees in Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
  2. Foresting activities to create a mixed forest by thinning some of the devastated forest near Tsukuba-san Shrine and planting evergreen broad-leaved trees between healthy cedar, cypress, etc.
  3. Plans for leading tree planting as party of restoration activities for shrine forests that were damaged by tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  4. Sponsorship and assistance activities in tree planting activities when requests received from companies of cities.