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Overview of the Foundation

Foundation Overview

Name Toshiaki Ogasawara Memorial Foundation (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
Representative Sanshiro Ogasawara, President and Chair of the Board of Directors
Office Nifco Inc., Mita Bellju Building 20F, 5-36-7 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8522 Japan
Tel. +81-3-5476-2174
Purpose Providing grants and other support and awards to individuals pursuing natural science and technology, arts and culture and other fields in the humanities and social sciences, and promoting their interactions to contribute to the realization of a creative and enriched society.
Program Content
  1. (1)Grants, support and other awards for research in natural science and technology
  2. (2)Grants to organize or attend international exchanges or conferences in natural science and technology
  3. (3)Grants for education and promotion activities in natural science and technology such as lectures, seminars, and symposiums
  4. (4)Grants, support and other awards for research in arts and culture
  5. (5)Grants to organize or attend international exchanges or conferences in arts and culture
  6. (6)Grants for education and promotion activities in arts and culture such as lectures, seminars, and symposiums
  7. (7)Other projects associated with projects described above that are necessary to achieve the purpose of this Foundation
Supervisory Authority Cabinet Office
Foundation Assets 43.75 billion yen (as of March 31, 2021)
Approval Date for Establishment September 12, 1986
(Shifts to a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2013)

Awarded Grants (For past 10 years)

  • 2021:

    305.74 million yen

  • 2020:

    287.00 million yen

  • 2019:

    239.77 million yen

  • 2018:

    269.65 million yen

  • 2017:

    269.52 million yen

  • 2016:

    207.22 million yen

  • 2015:

    137.06 million yen

  • 2014:

    108.71 million yen

  • 2013:

    69.77 million yen

  • 2012:

    85.25 million yen

  • Total:

    1,979.69 million yen

Executives, Councilors and Selection Committee Members

Executives and Councilors

President and Chair of the Board of Directors Sanshiro Ogasawara
Senior Executive Directors (Representative Directors) Yukiko Ogasawara (former Chairman and CEO of The Japan Times Ltd.)
Toshiyuki Yamamoto (Chairman, Representative Director and CEO of Nifco Inc.)
Executive Director Kotaro Suzuki (Former Executive Managing Officer of Nifco Inc.)
Directors Fumihiko Takei (Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and Osaka University)
Yoshio Hatano (Chancellor Emeritus of Gakushuin School Corporation)
Shinji Fukukawa (Advisor to the Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute / Chancellor of Toyo University)
Koji Tanami (Lawyer at the Hashidate Law Office / Previous Advisor to MUFG Bank)
Kiyoshi Sato (Specially Appointed Professor of Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery / Director of the Juntendo Tokyo Koto Geriatric Medical Center, and PET&CT Dementia Research Center)
Haruma Kawaguchi (Professor Emeritus of Keio University)
Masaru Onodera (Former President of Nifco Inc.)
Tetsuo Taniya (Fuchu Art Museum Management Advisory Board Chairman)
Tomoko Wakabayashi (Project coordinator / Specially Appointed Professor of Rikkyo University Graduate School of Social Design Studies)
Akihito Nakanishi (Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art & Education)
Auditors Norihiro Ojiri (Tax Accountant / Special Advisor to Hongo Tsuji Tax & Consulting)
Mitsuhiro Matsumoto (CEO of Finport Financial Group)
Councilors Takuo Sugano (Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo and Toyo University)
Toshiaki Makabe (Professor Emeritus of Keio University)
Kinichi Tadano (Research Advisor to Itsuu Laboratory / Professor Emeritus of Keio University)
Takeharu Tsutsumi (Former President of The Japan Times Ltd.)
Masato Ozu (Former Standing Auditor of Nifco Inc.)
Yumi Takaishi (Independent Curator)
Sumi Hayashi (Independent Curator / Curatorial Advisor, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art)
Yasushi Ando (New Horizon Capital Co., Ltd. Chief Executive Officer General Incorporated Association Karuizawa Ando Museum Representative Director)

Science and Technology — Selection Committee Members

Selection Committee Members Fumihiko Takei (Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo and Osaka University)
Haruma Kawaguchi (Professor Emeritus of Keio University)
Tadashi Inoue (Professor of the Osaka University Graduate School of Science)
Takahiro Seki (Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University)
Yuko Takeoka (Professor of Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Materials and Life Sciences)
Kazutoshi Haraguchi (Visiting Professor, Nihon University)
Tsunenori Arai (Professor Emeritus of Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology)
Kohei Onishi (Specially Appointed Professor of Keio University, the Shin-Kawasaki Frontier Research & Education Collaborative Square)
Hiroaki Takeyama (Patent Attorney, Nichiei Patent and Trademark Attorneys)
Seishi Ninomiya (Specially Appointed Professor of the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences)
Hirofumi Watanabe (Gyosei International School Director)
Mutsuo Kurosaki (Former Director of Nifco Inc., and Director of the Nifco Inc. Product R&D Centre)
Madoka Takai(Professor, School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, The University of Tokyo)
Yuichi Negishi(Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science)

Arts and Culture — Selection Committee Members

Selection Committee Members Yukiko Ogasawara (Former Chairman and CEO of The Japan Times Ltd.)
Masaru Onodera (Former President of Nifco Inc.)
Aki Hoashi (Manager of the International Group and Curatorial Group, Yokohama Museum of Art)
Tomoko Wakabayashi (Project coordinator / Specially Appointed Professor of Rikkyo University Graduate School of Social Design Studies)
Edan Nicholas Corkill (Former Executive Operating Officer of The Japan Times Ltd.)