About us

Date of Establishment
May 13, 2015

Dr Masayuki Komatsu, President

Registered address
Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo office: San’oki Bldg. 6F, 6-4-22 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052

Local office
Aza Naruishi, Takata-cho, Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture
Local office director: Mitsuo Ito

Project leader
Dr Masayuki Komatsu

Survey leader
Dr Masayuki Komatsu
Dr Kenji Mochizuki, former Deputy Director, Chiba Prefectural Museum

Survey staff
Bill Court, Jin Asagaya, Koichi Watanabe

Tomoko Nakamura

Local supporters
Akihiro Yamazaki, Kiyomi Yamazaki (Shimanto City)
Sakae Suzuki, Mitsuko Suzuki, Akio Suzuki,
Shinetsu Osaka, Nobuya Oowada (Rikuzentakata City)
TKeiji Niinuma (Ofunato City)

Articles of Incorporation

The purpose of the institute is to conduct holistic, specialized, and fundamental research on the interrelationships among the atmosphere, land, rivers, lakes, oceans, and human activities related to the protection and sustainability of the Earth's ecosystems and environment, and to contribute to the protection and sustainable use of the global environment.

We conduct survey and study on the following and take action:

  1. forests, grasslands and fields;
  2. rivers and lakes;
  3. geology and groundwater;
  4. oceans and adjacent land;
  5. agriculture, forestry and fisheries and related industries;
  6. impacts of cities and industries on ecosystems and the environment;
  7. historical, sociological, economic, and cultural anthropological research related to each of the preceding items;
  8. organize seminars, events, workshops, and international symposiums based on the research and studies described in the preceding items;
  9. publish books and undertake public relations activities;
  10. carry out activities described in the preceding items.