The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects


Coastal forest recovery project 10-year plan (hardwood nursery department)

Activity grant

Project Description

In addition to raising black pine seedlings from FY2011 onwards, we have set up a young tree stand at Takadatekumanodou in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, and a nursery at Shimomasuda. We are gathering samples and cuttings of hardwood tree species. Our final production goal in 2014 for species of cherry, beech, spindle, pittosporum, privet and others is 2,500 seedlings. We will involve not only farmers in areas devastated by the disaster, but also by ordinary volunteers in the replanting.

Climate changePreservation of surface soil and forestsPreservation of biodiversity and ecosystem
Grant year
FY2012 Activity Grants
Grant term
1 year
October 2012 - September 2013
Grant amount
5,525,000 yen
Activity region
Natori City, Myagi Prefecture, Japan
Inspection of nurseries at disaster-affected coastal forest during a tour by supporters

Overview of the Organization

Toshihiro Nakano, Representative Director
Toshihiro Nakano, Representative Director
Establishment purpose
Our organization is aware that all lives are closely connected, with the source being the universe. All people have an existence that transcends nationality, race, language, religion and culture. The ideal world is one that protects and fosters the foundation for everyday life. Article 4 of the OISCA International Charter (Organizational philosophy)
Main regions of project activity
30 countries
115 full-time staff members, 23 part-time staff members, 4,799 full members
Annual operating budget
782.09 million yen in 2009, 874.27 million yen in 2010, 827.96 million yen in 2011
WEB site
Affiliated organizations
Natori-shi Kaigan-rin Saisei no Kai, Forest Owner's Cooperative Association of Miyagi, Miyagi-ken Nourin Shubyou Nougyoukyoudou Kumiai
Main activities
OISCA follows the basic philosophy of OISCA International in specified activities. It conducts re-planting and agricultural development mainly in Asian and Pacific regions for environmental conservation. In particular, OISCA is involved in training to help local youth in each country become leaders in their local communities. The youngsters who complete OISCA training become involved in local agricultural development. In Japan as well, we are involved in tree planting and forest maintenance, to help protect the natural environment.