HATAKEYAMA CULTURE FOUNDATION

HATAKEYAMA CULTURE FOUNDATION

Introduction

Hatakeyama Culture Foundation was established in 1960 by Issey Hatakeyama, the founder of EBARA CORPORATION. Since its establishment, the Foundation has engaged in supporting the research, dissemination and promotion of science and technology and developing education and academics through scholarship programs. The Foundation is contributing to industrial prosperity and broad cultural progress.

The Foundation was recognized as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation in July, 2011 from Prime Minister of Japan for the above-mentioned activities.

We are now living in a difficult time, which is expected to continue in years to come. In order to overcome the difficulties and to prosper, it is critical to promote science, technology and culture in a well-balanced way.

With over 50 years of activities behind, we believe that the role of our Foundation will increase.The foundation strives to offer further assistance to the society, with demands of the future in mind.

Your continuous support to and cooperation with our activities would be greatly appreciated.

HATAKEYAMA CULTURE FOUNDATION
NatsunosukeYago, President

Outline of Hatakeyama Culture Foundation

Name HATAKEYAMA CULTURE FOUNDATION (a public interest incorporated foundation)
Location 11-1, Haneda Asahi-cho, Ohta-ku, Tokyo
Date of establishment June 6, 1960 (became a public interest incorporated foundation on August 1, 2011)
Administrative agency Cabinet Office
Purposes The purposes of the Foundation are to promote and support the research of academics, science and technology, to support the dissemination and promotion of academics, science and technology, cultures, arts, and sports, and to support scholarship programs. Through these activities, the Foundation aims to promote industrial prosperity and broad progress in cultures, arts and sports by contributing to the development of education, academics, and science and technology.
Basic assets
  • (1)

    Supporting dissemination and promotion of academics, and science and technology and public and private organizations and facilities engaged in those areas.

  • (2)

    Supporting public and private organizations, groups and individuals engaging in academic and science and technology research.

  • (3)

    Supporting schoolchildren and students through scholarship associations and schools.

  • (4)

    Supporting and providing measures for promotion of cultures, arts and sports.

  • (5)

    Other activities required to achieve the purposes of the Foundation.

Outline of activities A total of nearly 3.5 million shares of the EBARA CORPORATION
Founder
Issey Hatakeyama (1881-1971)
Issey Hatakeyama was born as a descendant of Hatakeyama, the head of Noto province (currently Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture). After graduating from College of Engineering at Imperial University of Tokyo (currently The University of Tokyo), he engaged in development of pumps as an engineer and established the EBARA CORPORATION, which made him a prominent figure in the business world. Besides the business, he established the Foundation in 1960 aiming for research, dissemination and promotion of science and technology and for development of education and academics.
In addition, he called himself "Sokuo" and enjoyed Noh plays and tea ceremony and collected works of art for a long time. Such artworks include "Ringokazu" and "Enjibanshozu", national treasures (paintings), tea ceremony utensils of Fumai Matsudaira, a daimyo (Japanese feudal load) tea ceremony master and hereditary Noh costumes of the Maeda clan of the Kaga domain. Hatakeyama Sokuo had sometimes shown his collection of artworks mainly at tea ceremony parties; however, in the view of their cultural value, he established Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art (a public interest incorporated foundation) in 1964 to make them available for public viewing and research and to permanently preserve them.

Major activities continued since the establishment of the Foundation

1. Supporting dissemination and promotion of academics, and science and technology and public and private organizations and facilities engaged in those areas

Providing grants for the "JSME Hatakeyama Award" of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
The JSME has been presenting the "JSME Hatakeyama award" as a nonprofit activity funded by grants from the Foundation since 1960. Every year, mechanical engineering departments and related departments of public and private colleges, universities, and junior colleges in Japan nominate graduates who have superior character and achieved academic excellence (one person from each department; about 350 students in total). The award makes an honorable recognition of their efforts by giving them a diploma and extra prize.
Providing grants for "Hatakeyama Issey Award" of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JⅢ)
JⅢ has been presenting the "Hatakeyama Issey Award" as a nonprofit activity funded by grants from the Foundation since 1967. Grants from the EBARA CORPORATION were also added in 1981. The National Commendation for Invention organized by JⅢ every year commends persons who have produced the most excellent invention by giving a symbolic award supported by an imperial donation from the royal family. This activity provides a diploma and financial incentives for their inventions as the "Hatakeyama Issey Award" to honorably recognize their achievements.

2. Supporting public and private organizations, groups and individuals engaging in academic and science and technological research

Providing grants for the "Hatakeyama Issey Research Grant" of Turbomachinery Society of Japan (TSJ)
TSJ has been presenting the "Hatakeyama Issey Research Grant" funded by grants from the Foundation every year since 1990. This activity provides a diploma and grant to a research activity chosen from the public every year. The scope is research activities related to fluid machinery or fluid engineering in which the researcher is 40 years old or older and works for a public or private college, university, junior college, or research institute in Japan or an extremely outstanding education activity for the following generations.
Providing grants in accordance with the subsidy program of Hatakeyama Culture Foundation
Every year since 1960, the Foundation has been providing grants to researchers who belong to Japanese universitiesand research institutes and individuals or groups who are deemed to have academic knowledge in the field for their research. Currently, the Foundation is providing a total of six grants in principle to those who are selected from the public from three target fields: (1) the wind and hydraulic power and fluid machinery, (2) the environment, energy and biomass and (3) the semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes.

3. Supporting students through scholarship associations and schools

Providing grants for the "Hatakeyama Scholarship" and "Hatakeyama Scholarship Award (Ikuei sho)" of Kaetsunou Ikueisha ("KI")
KI has been granting the "Hatakeyama Scholarship" as a nonprofit activity since 1960 funded by grants from the Foundation. This activity provides scholarships to students (a total of two students, in principle) who are from Ishikawa or Toyama prefectures and a science major in a college or university in the Tokyo metropolitan area. In addition, we established the "Hatakeyama Scholarship Award (Ikusei sho)" as a nonprofit activity in 2006. Two graduates who have made excellent achievements in academic, sports or social action programs are selected every year among those who stayed in the "Student Dormitory 'Meirin Gakkan'" and attended science university or college. This activity honors such graduates by giving them a diploma and extra prize.
Providing grants for the "Hatakeyama Scholarship Fund" of Ishikawa Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture has been administering the "Hatakeyama Scholarship Fund" as a scholarship activity funded by grants of the Foundation since 1960. This activity provides scholarships to about 25 high school students every year including both new applicants and students who are already on the scholarship. Eligible students must be living in Ishikawa Prefecture, be academically excellent and have difficulties in paying tuition fees.

Board members

President Natsunosuke Yago
Executive Director Noriyuki Osada
Directors
  • Naoko Hatakeyama
  • Yoshinori Yoshida
  • Masato Miwa
  • Yoichiro Matsumoto
  • Kazuhiro Yanagida
Auditors
  • Akio Itoh
  • Tadashi Urabe

Councilors

  • Tohru Morioka
  • Katsuhiro Yamamoto
  • Masahiro Oota
  • Yoshie Maitani
  • Masayuki Horio
  • Shinji Honami
  • Masatoshi Yoda
  • Manabu Tsujimura

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