Foundation Overview

General Overview of the Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund Charitable Foundation

Name Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund Charitable Foundation
Chief Director Takahiro Kai (President of Higo Bank)
Objectives We engage in conservation promotion and subsidizing activities targeting the water and greenery of Kumamoto, encouraging enthusiasm for and action related to water conservation among prefecture residents.
Endowment ¥230 million (donated by Higo Bank and its group companies)
Date of Establishment April 9, 1992
Address 860-0012
Higo Shoji Bldg. 3F, 1-23 Koyaimamachi, Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City
(Telephone: 096 - 351 - 3882)

AdvisorsAs of June 2017

Position Name Primary Occupation
Advisor Ikuo Kabashima Kumamoto Prefectural Governor
Kazufumi Onishi Kumamoto City Mayor
Kunihiko Kawamura President & Representative Director, Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper

Directors and Auditors

Position Name Primary Occupation
Chief Director Takahiro Kai President & Representative Director, Higo Bank
Standing Director Katsutoshi Yoshizu Standing Director, Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund
Director Hironobu Akioka President & Representative Director, RKK Kumamoto Broadcasting
Tsutomu Ichikawa Professor, Tokai University Kumamoto Center for Educational Research and Development
Tsuguharu Inaba Professor, Kumamoto University Faculty of Letters / Director, Eisei Bunko Research Center
Eri Otsu Chief Director, Heroines of the Country Agricultural NPO
Kimio Katsuya Director, Kumamoto City Department of the Environment
Yasunori Kawagoshi Professor, Kumamoto University Center for Water Cycle,Marine Ebvironment,and Disaster Management
Takeshi Takamine Editorial Chief Editor, Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper
Yoshiyuki Hamada Director, Kumamoto Prefecture Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Chikako Miyao Superintendent of Education, Kumamoto Prefecture
Michiko Miyahara Advisor,Specified Nonprofit Corporation Kumamoto Global Warming Countermeasure Center
Auditor Terutoshi Ide Auditor, Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper
Koichi Kumabe Representative, Certified Public Tax Accountants' Co. Kizuna

12 Directors, 2 Auditors (Listed with honorifics omitted, in the order of the Japanese alphabet)


Name Primary Occupation
Yoshiko Ise Kumamoto Office Head, Saga Goryu Kadou
Akinori Uchino Professor Emeritus, Kumamoto University
Takashi Takenouchi Kumamoto Office Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Ryuichi Tasaki Director, Kumamoto Prefecture Museum of Art
Yoshito Tanaka Director, Kumamoto Prefecture Department of Life Environments
Hiroaki Tsutsumi Director, Prefectural University of Kumamoto Regional Cooperation and Research Promotion Center
Katsuhiro Terada Executive Director, Kumamoto Ground Water Charitable Foundation
Katsuya Nagano Professor, Tokai University Department of Agriculture
Tomoko Minagawa Associate Professor,Kumamoto University Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology
Kiyoki Miyakawa Aso City Vice-Mayor
Tsuyoshi Mogami Representative Executive Operating Officer, Higo Bank

11 members total (Listed with honorifics omitted, in order of the Japanese alphabet)

Academic Advisors

Name Primary Occupation
Jun Shimada Professor Emeritus, Kumamoto University

1 member total (Listed with honorifics omitted)

A Brief History of the Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund Charitable Foundation

Read the Pamphlet (PDF)

Honors Received

July 1996 "National Land Agency Award for Achievement in Water Resource Protection"

November 2005 "Prime Minister's Award for Hometown Area Preservation"

June 2006, "Regional Environmental Conservation Merit Award"

July 2006, "Prime Minister's Merit Award for Ecological Promotion Activities"

June 2007, "Japan Water Prize Special Judge Committee Award"

May 2013, "Japan Association of Groundwater Hydrology Technology Award"

June 2014, "Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Japan Water Award"

November 2016, Kumamoto Ground Water Foundation "Judge's Special Grand Prix"

March 2017, "Japan Society on Water Environment Kyushu-Okinawa Division Water Environment Contribution Award"

About Our Emblem

We use this image of clear, flowing water to signify our dedication to teaching people how to protect water, an essential resource for future generations.
[Completed October 2013]