Expo '90 Foundation
The Foundation was established for the continual commemoration of Flower Expo'90. Its responsibilities are to manage the Expo'90 commemorative funds and to promote activities in order to successfully live up to the main theme of the Exposition "The Harmonious Coexistence between Nature and Humankind". Through its activities, the Foundation will continue to contribute to and cultivate a healthy and enriched society.
Board of Directors (as of June 25th, 2021)
|Chairperson||Mr. MITARAI Fujio||Honorary Chairperson, Nippon Keidanren|
|President||Mr. SUMI Kazuo||Chairman and Representative Director, Group CEO, Hanshin Hankyu Holdings, Inc.|
|Executive Director||Mr. KATAYAMA Hiroaki||Full-time|
|Director||Dr. SHIBATA Michio||Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo|
|Director||Dr. TAKEUCHI Kazuhiko||President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies|
|Director||Ms. HONMA Kazue||Advisor, Uji city Park Public Corporation|
|Director||Dr. MORIMOTO Yukihiro||Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University|
|Director||Mr. WADA Shinya||Chairperson, Japan Landscape Contractors Association|
|Auditor||Mr. KITAYAMA Ryoichi||Certified Public Accountant|
|Auditor||Mr. SAKIMOTO Toshiki||President, KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association|
|Council Members||Mr. OGURI Kunio||Vice President, Japan Fruit Association|
|Mr. KADO Hideo||Senior Director, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Director of Osaka Regional Headquarter
|Dr. KINDA Akihiro||Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University|
|Ms. SATO Yumiko||Professor, Otemon Gakuin University|
|Mr. TAKAHASHI Toru||Deputy Mayor, Osaka Municipal Government|
|Mr. TANAKA Seigo||Vice Governor, Osaka Prefectural Government|
|Mr. TAKETOSHI Makoto||Senior Adviser, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.|
|Mr. TORII Shingo||
Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
|Dr. DOI Motoaki||Professor, Graduate School of Kyoto University|
|Mr. HATA Koichi||Advisor, The Japan Home Garden Association|
|Ms. MASAKI Keiko||Adovisor, The City Planning Institute of Japan KANSAI|
|Dr. MASUDA Noboru||Professor Emeritus, Osaka Prefecture University|
|Mr. MATSUSHITA Masayuki||President, K. MATSUSHITA FOUNDATION|
Advisors / Counselors
|Advisor||Mr. IMAI Takashi||Honorary Chairperson, Nippon Keidanren|
|Advisor||Mr. NAKAGAWA Kazuo||Chairperson, Japan-Korea Friendship Association of Osaka|
|Advisor||Mr. MAKINO Toru||Supreme Advisor, Iing Co., Ltd|
|Advisor||Mr. MITSUI Yasuhisa||Chairperson, Machinami Foundation|
|Counselor||Mr. SASAKI Masamine||Advisor, National Museum of Nature and Science|
|Counselor||Dr. NAKAMURA Keiko||Honorary Director, JT Biohistory Research Hall|
|Counselor||Mr. HATANO Yoshio||President, Gakushuin School Corporation|
|Counselor||Mr. MATSUMOTO Hiroshi||Advisor, Japan International Cooperation System|
|Counselor||Mr. Louis Sato||Architect|
International Cosmos Prize
To carry on and further develop the philosophy of "The Harmonious Coexistence between Nature and Humankind" presented at the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo'90), the International Cosmos Prize recognizes outstanding research activities and achievements both in Japan and abroad that are in line with this philosophy.
Subsidy and Cooperative Projects
We provide subsidies for non-profit organizations (NPOs), research groups and other entities in Japan in order to support their R&D as well as other activities and events that contribute to promotion and development of the philosophy of Expo'90.
The Expo'90 Foundation provides support for various projects and implements cooperative projects, to create cities filled with fresh air and lively spaces featuring flowers and greenery.
Projects Supporting Flower and Green Restoration Activities
We offer grants to activities for restoring flowers and greenery, with the aims of providing the relaxing and enriching effects of flowers and greenery to disaster-affected areas, and of supporting post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction.
Awareness-Raising and International Exchange Projects
Projects to Educate the Next Generation
The Expo'90 Foundation holds nature observation seminars for youths and a program to dispatch lecturers to elementary schools.
In conjunction with the Mainichi Shimbun (Osaka), we also carry out a project to create biotopes at elementary and junior high schools.
International Exchange Programs
In cooperation with a variety of organizations, the Expo '90 Foundation carries out a number of programs to widely disseminate its basic principle of "The Harmonious Coexistence between Nature and Humankind," not only around Japan but also overseas.
Survey and Data-Collection Projects
Our Foundation conducts research and surveys and collects data on the culture of satoyama, rural areas of forest and agricultural land in Japan where nature and people are closely connected, and on plant species indigenous to Japan from the perspective of regional industries and biodiversity, and holds symposia.