The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-International (OISCA)

Coastal Forest Regeneration Project 10-Year Plan (broad-leaved tree division)

Activity grant

Project Description

Starting with trees including black pine trees in FY 2011, the project was commenced with the first nursery (0.7 ha) in Shimomasuda, Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture with seedlings of broad-leaved tree using the organization's subsidies. Over the next ten years, the organization will plant and raise trees including cherry trees, konara oak, chestnut, and zelkova with an annual production target of at least 4,500 trees. In order to gain the long-term participation of not only farmers in the affected areas but also the general public in these activities, we will focus on awareness raising and PR activities in Miyagi Prefecture.
In February, 2014, a development agreement concerning 92.89ha of coast forests in Natori City was signed between the national government; Natori City in Miyagi Prefecture, and the Association for the Coastal Forest Restoration in Natori City.

Grant year
FY2013 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2013 - September 2016
Grant amount
12,000,000 yen
Activity region
Natori City and Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Chestnut seedling after weeding by volunteers on July 26, 2013

Overview of the Organization

Toshihiro Nakano, Managing Director
Toshihiro Nakano, Managing Director
Establishment year
Establishment purpose
The organization recognizes that each and every organism is closely connected and has its origin in the universe, and its concept is for everyone in the world to coexist by overcoming differences in nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, and culture in order to protect and foster the foundations for all life on the earth.
(from Article 4 of the OISCA International Charter) (Philosophy)
Main activity areas
34 countries and regions
Number of staff members
123 full-time staff members, 3 part-time staff members, 4,413 full members
Annual operating budget
874.27 million yen in 2011, 827.96 million yen in 2012, 743.88 million yen in 2013
WEB site
Forestry Agency, Miyagi Prefecture, Natori City, Association for the Coastal Forest Restoration in Natori City, Forest Owner's Cooperative Association of Miyagi Chuo, Miyagi Prefecture Agriculture and Forestry Seedling Agricultural Cooperatives, etc.
Main activities
OISCA is an organization that was born to implement concrete activities embodying the basic principles of OISCA International, with a particular focus on environmental conservation activities such as farm village development and greening in the Asia and Pacific region. In particular, we focus on human resources development and conduct training for youth in each country that have the potential to become regional leaders. The youth of each country that have completed OISCA training are engaged in farm village development in their respective countries. We also conduct environmental conservation activities, etc. in Japan through tree plantation and forest development.