About HCSO

Greeting

Society faces many serious issues today that have a negative impact on human health. Among them are poverty, human rights violations, environmental degradation, natural disasters, communicable diseases, and stress disorders. These are complex problems related to a broad range of phenomena, including sudden and unprecedented social and economic growth and decline, the decrease in the birthrate, the graying of society, urban overcrowding, changes in people’s lifestyle habits, and abnormal weather. It is clear that these issues cannot be resolved through the efforts of individual citizens or regions alone.

Seeing the need to create a new system to contribute to society through an international network that brings together both the public and private sectors, we have established the Healthy City Support Organization (HCSO), a specified nonprofit organization. The Healthy City Support Organization aims to build an international network where cities spearheading initiatives to create a healthy city join hands with universities, corporations, organizations, and individuals to support health maintenance and promotion in the Western Pacific Region, one of six geographical regions of the World Health Organization and the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC). The mission of the HCSO also includes work to further expand and fortify such initiatives. The HCSO is composed of experts in medicine, sociology, government administration, industry, the economy, culture, and other fields.

The preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization defines human health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The HCSO will support the maintenance and promotion of human health in the Western Pacific Region by promoting effective initiatives in consultation with related universities, government agencies, corporations, and groups. Moreover, we will enhance our framework by creating an international network.

The preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization defines human health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The HCSO will support the maintenance and promotion of human health in the Western Pacific Region by promoting effective initiatives in consultation with related universities, government agencies, corporations, and groups. Moreover, we will enhance our framework by creating an international network.

We look forward to receiving your support as well as your opinions and suggestions regarding our work to promote healthy cities.

NGO Healthy City Support Organization
Mitsuyuki Chiba, President

  Mitsuyuki Chiba, President
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Board members

President Mitsuyuki Chiba Adviser, Japan Chapter of AFHC
Executive Director Hisao Kajimoto President, Corporate Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Executive Director Naokimi Kataoka Emeritus Chairman, Ichikawa Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Zennikkei Co., Ltd.
Director Shigeru Omi President, Japan Community Health care Organization
Former Professor, Jichi Medical University
Regional Director Emeritus, WHO Regional Office for Western Pacific
Director Takehito Takano Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Policy Research at Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Director Keiko Nakamura Professor, Department of Global Health Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Head of Secretariat, The Alliance for Healthy Cities
Director Nobumitsu Takigami Vice President, Chiba University of Commerce
Professor, Chiba University of Commerce
Director Hiroo Saionji President, Goi Peace Foundation
Director Kensuke Yamada Vice President, Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.
Director Kunio Ishii Chairman, Ichikawa Chamber of Commerce
President, Ichikawa Kankyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
Director Ko Okumura Emeritus Professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine
Director Tetsuo Tsuji Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo
Former Administrative Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Director Hajime Kamada President, Hokuto Medical Corporation
Director Jitsuhiro Yamada President, Koseikai Medical Corporation
Director Seijun Minomiya President, Sports Communications Inc.
Director Yasushi Yoshinari Executive Director, Taisei Corporation
Auditor Mikio Ihori Project Researcher, Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo
Auditor Harutaka Inoue lawyer
Representative, Harutaka Inoue Law Firm
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