The Future Earth National Committee for Japan works with members of the Future Earth community in Japan and across the region to address global sustainability challenges and to accelerate transformations to achieve a sustainable and equitable world.

To achieve this goal, the committee, in close collaboration with Science Council of Japan (SCJ) and the Global Secretariat Hub Japan, aims to:

  • promote transdisciplinary approaches to research by engaging a wide range of societal partners;

  • contribute to efforts at all levels of society to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Japan and abroad; and

  • enhance Japan’s international contribution to sustainability by assisting the efforts of the Global Secretariat Hub Japan.

Launched in Tokyo on 15 September 2017, the Future Earth Japan National Committee is one of national networks in Asia and the Pacific. It works with diverse stakeholders, including universities, research institutes, private sector, government agencies, and NPOs. As of October 2021, 40 organizations are participating in the committee.


Tetsuzo Yasunari

Advisory Committee, Chair of the Future Earth Japan National Committee

Yuriko Yamamoto

Co-Chair, Future Earth Japan National Committee; Executive Director, AEON Environmental Foundation

Taro Yamauchi

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University

Seita Emori

Deputy Director, Earth System Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Future Earth Japan

National Committee