The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Forest Management Association of Japan

Fostering of leaders with new concepts and forest revitalization through ties with citizens and foresters

Activity grant

Project Description

Implement on-site practical training aimed at younger generation forest managers under testing forest management conditions in which owners have lost business drive and relinquished management of forests, with the aim of teaching practical implementation on sustainable forestry management methods and new uses of forests and timber. Also, hold symposiums to enhance ties with citizens towards creation of forests with high levels of environmental contribution.

Climate changePreservation of surface soil and forests
Grant year
FY2006 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
July 2006 - June 2009
Grant amount
9,300,000 yen
Activity region
All Japan
Forestry survey and practical training at Mie Prefecture Forestry Cram School

Overview of the Organization

Toru Hayami, Chairman
Toru Hayami, Chairman
Establishment purpose
This group was established with the purpose of transitioning to sustainable forestry capable of continuous production from aggressive felling during the war with the central forestry social forum, established by volunteer forestry management persons in 1941, as a parent organization. The central forestry social forum furthered actions to restore forests destroyed in the war, national greening, and continuous practical support for forestry management. This organization was established to develop more robust activities for the realization of advice on forestry policies, etc. towards the realization of sustainable forest management.
Main activity regions
Throughout Japan
2 full-time staff members, 3 part-time staff members, 454 full members
Annual operating budget
48.24 million yen in 2005, 5.028 million yen in 2006, 5.657 million yen in 2007
WEB site
Recent activities
This association aims to realize administration and management for rich abundant forests, engaging in the below activities to contribute to the formation of a sustainable society.
  • (1) Promotion of administration and management for environmental conservation processes such as cultivation of water resources, national land conservation, etc.
  • (2) Promotion of management to increase sustainable forest productivity functions
  • (3) Promotion of management for the maintenance of natural ecosystems
  • (4) Development local communities involved in mountain farming by renewal of forestry
  • (5) Promotion of timber use with material cycles having low environmental loads
  • (6) Ties with NPOs etc. involved in forest improvement and use of regional resources
  • (7) Securing safety and improving livelihoods of persons working in forests
  • (8) Surveys and research on forest cultivation, materials manufacture, timber processing/logistics, financial/tax systems, etc.
  • (9) Study meets, issuance of bulletins, and publication of relevant books relating to above projects
  • (10) Other, implementation of necessary projects to achieve the goals of the association.