Green Party Japan
Green's Network is a collective of links to eco-minded congressmen and
Eco Action is a student organization for ecology-centered activism.
Its goal is to achieve a shift to sustainable society. It also conducts anti-war
Citizens Forum for Chemical Substances
（化学物質問題市民研究会）is for full-hearted analyses and information exchanges concerning the chemical substances that are omnipresent and affecting our bodies the world over.
Center for Scientific Living Information is exclusively for the chemical
analyses of the housing environment. It lists various illnesses caused by the
chemical substances in the environment.
Japan Offspring Fund （日本子孫基金）deals exclusively
with the ecology of foods. It says is “a consumer group and environmental NGO
established in 1984. We have researched issues involving the safety of daily
life, including chemical residues, endocrine disruptors, and genetically engineered
food. JOF publishes a monthly newsletter, “Safety of Our Food and Life” in both
Japanese and English. JOF has approximately 4,300 members.”
Ecolink is especially concerned with the endocrine disruptors that destroy
the internal secretions of living beings. It gives varied information about
People's Association for Countermeasure to Dioxin and Endocrine Disruptors
calls for a national council. It seeks to influence the parliament.
The Waste and Garbage Club exclusively engages in actually occurring
issues of waste and garbage.
The Aozora Foundation was established on the occasion of a trial concerning
pollution that involved the largest number of plaintiffs to date. It is about
the air pollution of the Nishi (Western) Yodo River area in Osaka.
National Assembly of Pollution Victims Leagues （全国公害患者の会）is
an assembly of various organizations across the nation that support the victims
Japan Walkers' Federation （日本歩行者連盟）is
a movement that reconsiders the car dominant society itself.
Citizen's Environmental Plaza （環境市民広場）is
an assembly of several sites that tackle different pollutions; this includes
Kanemi Abura Syndrome that broke out in 1968 across the nation. It was caused
by ingesting dioxin that was mixed in a particular oil product. The victims
have been challenging the responsibility of the company and the state by legal
Japan Association of Drainage and Environment is a non profit organization
that pursues a new rapport between humans and water. It considers drainage as
part of a culture, through which humans communicate with water.
Center for Minamata Disease is run by Sohisha. （水俣病センター相思社）It
“The Sohisha is just uphill from the areas with the highest concentrations of Minamata disease patients. It looks down upon the calm expanse of the Shiranui Sea. About a half-century ago, an unknown disease broke out in the fishing villages on the Shiranui Sea. Those struck by the disease kept to themselves to avoid the scornful gazes of their neighbors. Why were these innocent people forced to suffer such undeserved hardships?
The Minamata disease incident is not simply a crime of one corporation. It was the historically inevitable result of what seemed the proper thing to do: the pursuit of convenience and wealth. Historically speaking, the Minamata disease patients were sacrificed to humanity's desires.
Now, a half-century later, human beings are not yet free from the spell of
convenience and wealth. The Minamata disease incident continues to raise fundamental
questions about our way of life. Clarifying the truth and meaning of the Minamata
disease incident is important to the future of humanity. The Sohisha is working
to do this.”
Encyclopedia for Minamata Disease （水俣病百科）belongs
to a news pager of Kumamoto Prefecture (Kumanichi.com). It has detailed reports
on current events concerning the disease.
Minamata Disease Museum
Protect the Ocean in Ushimado is a citizen's organization that fights against Okayama prefecture's project to construct a disposal of industrial waste in Ushimado, a town facing the Seto Inner Sea.
Forum for Chukai/Honjou Problems is a site of the Noda Laboratory of
Shimane University. It looks closely into the ecological problems (caused by
land reclamation) of the lake that connects to Japan Sea Ocean water.