Specified nonprofit corporation
Forest Therapy Society
Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-6-9
DIK Kojimachi building, 3F Room E
Subway Hanzomon Line Hanzomon Station Exit 3b, 1 min walk
Subway Yurakucho Line Kojimachi Station Exit 3, 6 minutes walk
I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to lead the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society. As the successor to former president Dr. Imai, I would like to make further efforts to build the “Forest Therapy” name’s recognition. We, the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society are committed to archiving our mission and contributing to communities and to society by expanding the scope of our activities.
Chairman, Kiyotaka Segami
How can i post about Forest Therapy in a magazine or newspaper?
“Forest Therapy” is a registered trademark. Therefore, please indicate the R mark indicate that“Forest Therapy” is a registered trademark and a Specified nonprofit corporation, called the Forest Therapy Society. For magazine or newspaper interviews, please contact us by E-mail. For interview inquiry on a “Forest Therapy Base”, please contact the base directly for the details.
Where can I experience “Forest Therapy” ?
You can experience “Forest Therapy” at a certified “Forest Therapy Base” or “Forest Therapy Road” across Japan. Also, to get some idea, you can visit the sessions which are organized to help, available at participating facilities or parks. Please refer to our Facebook page for more information.
When are the examinations held ?
The Forest Therapy Society decided to remove the written examination requirements from 2015 and change it to a correspondence course style. Hence, if you are interested in being a “Forest Therapy Guide” or receiving the certification as a “Forest Therapist”, please apply for the correspondence course accordingly. If you have passed the Level 2 previously, you can start taking the course from Level 1.
How do I become a “Forest Therapy Guide”?
First the correspondence course Level 2 must be completed （41,580 yen）, followed by registering to become a member of the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society, you will obtain certification. The annual membership fee is 5,000 yen. For correspondence course in detail, please visit the “Certification Process”page.
How do I become a “Forest Therapist”?
After completion of the correspondence course for both Level 1 and 2, please attend the therapist certification workshop. Then by becoming a member of the Specified nonprofit corporation, Forest Therapy Society, you will obtain certification. The annual membership fee is 5,000 yen. For the correspondence course in detail, please visit the “Certification” page.
Is there a validity period for the certification?
The renewal of membership is taken every three years for “Forest Therapy Guide” and “Forest Therapist”. This can be completed by submitting document only.
How much dose it cost to register a certified Forest Therapy Base?
This varies by location. Please contact the office for details by E-mail.
By focusing on the relaxing effects of being exposed to nature, we have conducted a number of experiments to determine the physiological, psychological and physical responses on the human body. Based on findings, we have started to allocate certifications for “Forrest Therapy Bases” and “Forest Therapy Roads“ across Japan. “Forest Therapy” activities have been recently gaining interest as its practice is officially recognized and a higher awareness of health and stress management. Forest Therapy Society ,Specified nonprofit corporation is created to support practical forest therapy activities. Using a “Forest Therapy Base” locations, we provide opportunities for local businesses bringing visitors and service providers together.
|International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School, Visiting Professor|
|Vice Executive Director||Noritoshi
|Representative of Midorikai Healthcare Group|
|Vice Executive Director||Hideki Hirano,Ph.D||Tokyo University of Agriculture Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Visiting Professor|
|Directo||Michiko Imai,M.D.,Ph.D||Private Clinic Physician, Alpinist|
|Director||Ryoichi Udagawa||Nonprofit foundation Aroma Environment Association of Japan, Senior Corporate Adviser|
|Director||Qing Li,M.D.,Ph.D||Nippon Medical School Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Senior Assistant Professor
|Director||Toru Kohno||Green Dock, Director
|Director||Sumimasa Sudo,LL.M.||Hosei University Faculty of Law, Professor and Lawyer
|Auditor||Hisaaki Nakaya||Tax Corporation Takayanagi accounting firm,Tax Accountant|
Business Report and activities Statement ( Accounting closing date 5/31 )
All the documents are only available in Japanese.
FY2015 Policyholders Meeting Report ・ Activity Statement
FY2014 Policyholders Meeting Report ・ Activity Statement
FY2013 Policyholders Meeting Report ・ Activity Statement
FY2012 Policyholders Meeting Report ・ Activity Statement
FY2011 Activity Statement
FY2010 Activity Statement
FY2009 Activity Statement
FY2008 Activity Statement
FY2007 Activity Statement
Supporting member (random order)