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 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||Honorary Chairperson, Nippon Keidanren|
|President||Mr. Kazuo Sumi||Chairman and Representative Director, Group CEO, Hanshin Hankyu Holdings, Inc.|
|Executive Director||Mr. Mitsuru Tanaka||Full-time|
|Director||Dr. Hideo Imanishi||Professor Emeritus, Osaka Prefecture University|
|Director||Dr. Hajime Koshimizu||President, Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure|
|Director||Ms. Kazue Honma||Advisor, Ujishi city Park Public Corporation|
|Director||Dr. Hiroyuki Morimoto||Professor, Kyoto Gakuen University|
|Director||Mr. Shinya Wada||Vice Chairperson, Japan Landscape Contractors Association|
|Auditor||Mr. Ryoichi Kitayama||Certified Public Accountant|
|Auditor||Mr. Yoshitane Horii||President, KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association|
|Council Members||Mr. Yasuyuki Aoki||Director, Toyo joshi Gakuen|
|Mr. Hiroshi Ozaki||Chairperson, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry|
|Mr. Hideo Kado||Director General, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Osaka Station|
|Dr. Akihiro Kinda||Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University|
|Ms. Yumiko Sato||Professor, Otemon Gakuin University|
|Mr. Hiroyuki Takeuchi||Vice Governor, Osaka Prefectural Government|
|Mr. Seigo Tanaka||Deputy Mayor, Osaka Municipal Government|
|Dr. Motoaki Doi||Professor, Graduate School of Kyoto University|
|Mr. Koichi Hata||Chairperson, The Japan Home Garden Association|
|Mr. Takaharu Hatanaka||Councilor, Japan Flower Promotion Center Foundation|
|Ms. Keiko Masaki||Adovisor, The City Planning Institute of Japan KANSAI|
|Dr. Noboru Masuda||Professor Emeritus, Osaka Prefecture University|
|Mr. Masayuki Matsushita||President, The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation|
Advisors / Counselors
|Advisor||Mr. Kazuo Nakagawa||Japan-Korea Friendship Association of Osaka|
|Advisor||Mr. Toru Makino||President, Housing Research and Advancement Foundation of Japan|
|Advisor||Mr. Yasuhisa Mitsui||Chairperson, Machinami Foundation|
|Counselor||Mr. Masamine Sasaki||Advisor, National Science Museum|
|Counselor||Dr. Keiko Nakamura||Director General, JT Biohistory Research Hall|
|Counselor||Mr. Takao Hatano||President, Gakushuin School Corporation|
|Counselor||Mr. Hiroshi Matsumoto||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 Mankind" 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 Mankind," 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.