- About Us
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 (Chairman 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||¥210 million (donated by Higo Bank and its group companies)|
|Date of Establishment||September 28, 1992|
Higo Shoji Bldg. 3F, 1-23 Koyaimamachi, Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City
(Telephone: 096 - 351 - 3882)
AdvisorsAs of June 2018
|Advisor||Ikuo Kabashima||Kumamoto Prefectural Governor|
|Kazufumi Onishi||Kumamoto City Mayor|
|Kunihiko Kawamura||President & Representative Director, Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper|
Directors and Auditors
|Chief Director||Takahiro Kai||Higo Bank's Chairman and Representative Director|
|Standing Director||Yoshinori Oono||Standing Director, Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund|
|Director||Hironobu Akioka||Kumamoto Broadcasting Corporation Chairman and Representative Director|
|Tsutomu Ichikawa||Tokai University Professor|
|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 advisor, Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper|
|Seiji Fukushima||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||Kumamoto good faith Bank executive director, public interest corporation|
|Koichi Kumabe||Representative, Certified Public Tax Accountants' Co. Kizuna|
12 Directors, 2 Auditors (Listed with honorifics omitted, in the order of the Japanese alphabet)
|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||Vice President, Kumamoto Prefectural University|
|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|
|Kazuhiko Wada||Aso City Vice-Mayor|
|Hitoshi Yamaki||Senior Managing Executive Officer, Director, Higo Bank|
11 members total (Listed with honorifics omitted, in order of the Japanese alphabet)
|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 FoundationRead the Pamphlet (PDF)
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]