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Expo '90 Foundation


Name of Organization
  The Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka, Japan, 1990 (Expo '90 Foundation)
Date of Establishment
  November 1, 1991
Purpose
  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 to successfully promote and develop the main theme of the Exposition -"the Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind". Through its activities, the Foundation will continue to contribute to and cultivate a healthy and enriched society.
Board of Directors
 
Chairperson :  Mr. Takashi Imai
(Senior Adviser, Honorary Chairman, Nippon Steel Corporation)
President :  Mr. Kazuo Sumi
Representative Director, President, Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc
Office Location
 2-136 Ryokuchi-Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 538-0036, Japan
Tel : 81-6-6915-4500
Fax : 81-6-6915-4524
Main Activities
 
1. Commemorative Commendation - The International Cosmos Prize
International Cosmos Prize Award Ceremony (Annual)
Commemorative Lecture by the Prizewinner (Annual)
2. Promotion of International Exchanges with Regading Flowers and Greenery
Support of Exhibition at Floriade '92 (Holland)
Support of Exhibition at Floriade'92 (Holland)Support of Exhibition at Floriade'92 (Holland)
Support of Exhibition at Ameriflora '92 (U.S.A.)
Support of Exhibition at Ameriflora'92 (U.S.A.)
Restoration of the Japanese Garden at Vienna Horticultural Expo WIG74 (Austria)
Restoration of the Japanese Garden at Vienna Horticultural Expo WIG74 (Austria)
Restoration of the Japanese Zone in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (U.K.)
Restoration of the Japanese Zone in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew (U.K.)
Restoration of the Japanese Garden in Szczytnickim Park (Poland)
Restoration of the Japanese Garden in Szczytnickim Park (Poland)Restoration of the Japanese Garden in Szczytnickim Park (Poland)
Exhibition at Florikulutura '98 (Philippines International Garden Festival) (Philippines)
Restoration of Arbors in the Japanese Garden Attached to the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Restoration of Arbors in the Japanese Garden attached to the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Support of Exhibition at Kunming Horticultural Exposition '99 (China)
Support of Exhibition at Kunming Horticultural Exposition'99 (China)
3. Documents regarding Flower Expo'90 for Public Perusal and Distribution
  - Photos of flowers and greenery events, Expo '90 ............. 110,000
- Hi-Vision Films (High-definition TV), etc. ............. 500 hours
- Specimen of Rafflesia--the largest flower in the world
- Publications, etc.
4.Research and surveys with regard to flowers and greenery (Sponsorship)
Research and development of special greenification technologies (Organization for Landscape and Urban Greenery Technology Development)
Research for the creation of floral spaces in urban areas (Japan Landscape Constructors Association, Inc.)
Research and development of new distribution systems for flowers (Japan Flower Wholesale Market Association)
Research and survey on the advanced use of flower market information (Nation-wide Perishables Distribution Center)
Survey on the development and diffusion of new flowers and trees (Japan Nurserymen's Association)
Survey on the supply of environmental greenification plants (Japan Greenery Research & Development Center)
Survey on guidelines for the control and maintenance of the freshness of cut flowers (Japan Flower Promotion Center)
Creation of guidelines for the control and maintenance of the freshness of cut flowers (Japan Flower Promotion Center)
Research and survey on the effects/functions of flowers and greenery in life spaces
Research on the development of ground cover techniques (Organization for Landscape and Urban Greenery Technology Development)
Survey of horticultural therapy in America (Japan Greenery Research & Development Center)
Construction of a database for the international "Flora on the Earth" project (Japan Society of Plant Taxonomists)
Research and development concerning the establishment of re-making landscape effects and the purification of water quality by water-based living creatures (Saga Landscape Constructors Association, Inc.)
Symposium on a Green City (Urban Green Space Development Foundation)
International Symposium on a New Strategy for Water Environmental Research, 1997 (ANSWER '97) Kansai Research Organization for Hydrosphere Environments.(KROHEN)
Survey and analysis for greenification of the ground and habitat of trees (Fukuoka Landscape Constructors Association, Inc.)
International Symposium to know the abundance of greenery (The Executive Committee for the Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Niigata)
Model project for the adjustment of a participation system for volunteers in afforestation (the Nation-Land Afforestation Promotion Organization)
Open classes for citizens on the occasion of the International Conference on Plant Growth Substances (Organizing Committee)
5.Sponsorship of Events related to flowers and greenery
Japan Flower Festival (Annual)
Flower City Concours (Annual)
Urban Green Space Fair in Osaka Prefecture
Action Plan Project for Parks in Osaka Prefecture
Flower And Greenery Show Osaka - Turumi (FAGOT) (Annual)
The International Flower Festival HANA RANMAN (Annual)
6. Other Activities for the Propagation of the Basic Concept of Flower Expo '90
Cosmos Forum '95 (1995)
"The Role of the Science in Building the 21st Century"
Akito Arima (President, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) Werner Arber (Professor of Microbiology, University of Basel) Tokindo Okada (Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall) Claes Ramel (Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) Peter H. Raven (Director, Missouri Botanical Garden) Hubert Reeves (Research Director, the National Research Institute, Paris) Tetsuji Shibata (Director, Research and Analysis Center, Editor Writer, Tokyo Head Office of the Asahi Shimbun)
Cosmos Forum '98 (1998)
"Time to lift our horizons"

Akito Arima (Minister for Education, Culture and Science; Member of the House of Councilors) Haim Harari (President, Weizmann Institute of Science) Edgar Morin (Senior Researcher, the National Science Research Center, Paris) Keiko Nakamura (Deputy Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall) Francisco Varela (Professor, Paris Ecole Politechnique) Shinya Izumi (Designer)
Cosmos Letter
Inviting candid discussions from leading scientists and intellectuals in the world on "The Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind."
Cosmos Seminars
1995
"Coexistence of Nature and Mankind in Urban Areas Role of Natural Science"
Kunio Iwatsuki (Professor, University of Tokyo)
1995
"City Planning and Urban Environments - Coexistence of Nature and Mankind in Urban Areas"
Shigeru Ito (Professor, Keio University)
1995
"Coexistence with Nature - Why must we protect nature?"
Tatsuo Kira (Prizewinner of International Cosmos Prize 1995)
1995
"Drop of Life, Stream of Life"
Keiko Nakamura (Deputy Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall)
Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Takafumi Tanimura (Craft Artist)
1996
"Nature Observation Seminar for Insect-Loving Children '96"
Tokindo Okada (Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall)
Hiroshi Yoshikawa
Kozo Tani (Secretary General, Kansai Dragonfly Meeting)
Takafumi Tanimura
Naomi Minami (Secretariat, Nara Science Association)
Nobuko Hibi (Expert, Kashihara City Insectarium)
1996
"Stream of Life from the Man-yo Era - Coexistence of Nature and Mankind"
Toshitaka Hidaka (President, The University of Shiga Prefecture)
Toshiro Yasuda (Professor, Takarazuka University of Art and Design)
Hironobu Ishino (Professor, Tokushima Bunri University) Takakazu Yumoto (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
1997
"Nature Observation Seminar for Insect-Loving Children '97"
Takashi Hamada (Director, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History) and others
1997
'97 Forum of Kokigawa River "Revive, rivers of our country"
Sakyo Komatsu (Writer) et al.
1998 - 2002
"Nature Observation Seminar for Insect-Loving Children"
Toshiro Yasuda et al.