The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Jushu Green Network

Preservation of cherry trees on the Negawa Green Tract

Activity grant

Project Description

While there were cherry trees growing along the Negawa River before the development of the Negawa Green Tract in the southern part of Tachikawa City, the strength of these cherry trees was in decline. This project aims to develop citizen groups that will proactively implement activities through the formulation of a cherry tree conservation plans and conservation activities, etc. Specifically, a green workshop approach will be employed to encourage proactive activities by citizens groups. This is an approach that focuses on participation, hands-on experience, and cooperation by providing programs related to greening and interchange to participants, improving the awareness of participants towards activities, and ultimately encouraging citizens themselves to devise and plan activities. Through these activities, we hope to complete cherry tree conservation plans and form communities.

Grant year
FY2012 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2012 - September 2015
Grant amount
1,328,000 yen
Activity region
Tachikawa City, Tokyo, Japan
Director conducting a course on natural environment education

Overview of the Organization

Fumio Matsuoka, Director
Fumio Matsuoka, Director
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
This organization was established for the purpose of developing vibrant communities that allow people living in urban areas to come in contact with an abundant and green living environment and have interactions with other people and a green environment, achieving sustainable living environments that are friendly towards people and the world, and fostering group-living culture.
Main activity areas
Tachikawa City, Hino City, Kunitachi City, and Itabashi Ward of Tokyo City, etc.
Number of staff members
1 part-time staff member, 20 full members
Annual operating budget
1.53 million yen in 2009, 1.02 million yen in 2010, 1.19 million yen in 2011
Collaborating organizations
Natural Environment Academy (NPO)
Main activities
The project supports the creation of green communities through citizen participation with a focus on apartment complex housing. In addition, this project conducts activities that widely contribute to society through means such as regional revitalization, urban renewal, neighborhood greenery conservation and creation, and natural environment education.