The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

NPO PEP Network of Child Care in Koriyama

Creation of environments for protecting and raising children by regional adults for the children of Koriyama living in low-dose radiation environments (operation of PEP Kids Koriyama, care for children, radiation related education)

Activity grant

Project Description

Adults in the region are putting forth their best efforts in response to the issue of how to protect and raise children who will become the next generation in an environment that will continue to have low doses of radiation following the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Through the Koriyama City Project for the Emotional Care of Children After the Earthquake, we will particularly focus on providing and creating environments where children can play and exercise, supporting the emotional care of children and offering advice for child raising, and conducting educational activities on knowledge related to radiation and related health damage.

Grant year
FY2012 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years and 6 months
October 2012 - March 2016
Grant amount
11,500,000 yen
Activity region
Main activities are in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Play Leader Training Committee

Overview of the Organization

Shintaro Kikuchi, Director
Shintaro Kikuchi, Director
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
NPO PEP Network of Child Care in Koriyama was established so that we as the adults of the region could realize an approach towards how to protect and raise our children who will live in an environment that will continue to have low doses of radiation following the Great East Japan Earthquake. As we have been affected significantly by an earthquake, Koriyama we would like to develop a nurturing environment for the healthy mental and physical development of our children.
Main activity areas
Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture (director lecture meetings are held throughout Japan)
Number of staff members
5 full-time staff members, 1 part-time staff member, 32 official members
Annual operation budget
17.67 million yen in 2012, 22.51 million yen in 2013
WEB site
Main activities
  1. Supporting the physical development of children
    Spreading awareness of monitoring of physical development
  2. Operations support for PEP Kids Koriyama, one of the largest indoor playground in the Tohoku region
    Training and dispatching of play leaders and kitchen staff
  3. Regional childcare
    Creating mothers' communities, creating networks of school faculty and people involved in childcare
  4. Emotional care for children
    Specialized treatment support and questionnaire surveys
  5. Radiation countermeasures
    Awareness raising activities and project support for medical associations and medical institutions