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February 15, 2013
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

“Satoyama” Project with academic-industry partnership

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Incorporated Nonprofit Organization Chiba University Students Committee for Environmental Management System (hereinafter called “Students Committee”) reached an agreement for Satoyama Activities at “K” Line’s  forest “Sarumachizuka” in October 2012 for implementation of forest preservation at “K” Line-owned idle property located nearby Narita International Airport in Chiba prefecture.

 “K” Line and the Students Committee received the Certificate of Agreement for Satoyama Activities under the Chiba Prefecture Satoyama Ordinance (see note) and the Certificate of CO2 Absorption by forest preservation from Chiba prefectural government on February 5, 2013.  
 Satoyama as Japanese traditional rural landscapes has noticeable environmental issues in which forests go to ruin due to lack of maintenance by community’s lifestyle change.   “K” Line and the Students Committee will contribute to preserve the Satoyama by volunteer activities with the goal of conservation of biodiversity, good landscape and edification of environmental awareness.
Note: ”Chiba Prefecture Ordinance Concerning the Promotion of Conservation, Improvement and Utilization of Satoyama” established in 2003.


Outline of the Satoyama
Location: Shibayama-cho, Sanbu-gun, Chiba Prefecture
Area: 11,752 square meters


Certification for CO2 Absorption
Period: from November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2015
CO2 Absorption: 8.2t-CO2, corresponds approximately to electricity consumption for 14 days  at “K” Line head office or for 3.2 years in standard home for a family of four people.


Issuing ceremony

from the right in the photo:
Mr. Shunichi Arisaka, Executive Officer ( & Board Member),
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mr. Yuji Umeyama, Director General, Northern Forestry Administrative Office,
Chiba Prefectural Government
Mr. Takahide Aoyagi, the former Administrative Director,
Chiba University Students Committee for Environmental Management System



 Certificate of Agreement for                   Certificate of CO2 Absorption
   Satoyama Activities                               by forest preservation



    Members of Chiba University                        Satoyama forest






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