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Inaugural Members

Honorary Chairperson - Soichiro Fukutake, Honorary Adviser, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Representative, Benesse Art Site Naoshima
President, Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum Foundation
General Producer, Setouchi Triennale
Chairperson - Masanori Suzuki, Director and Chairman, MJS M&A Partners CO., LTD.
Director, Miroku Jyoho Service Co., Ltd.
Director, NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
Director, United Semiconductor Japan Co., Ltd.
Chairman, International Aircraft Development Fund
Minamisoma City Reconstruction Advisor
President - Nobuhiro Tajima, Chairman / CEO of Tajima Motor Corporation
Chairman / CEO of Idemitsu Tajima EV Corporation
Directors -
Kazunobu Sato,( Chairman, Ehime EV Promoters Association,
Ehime Industrial Promotion Foundation
Visiting Professor, The University of Ehime
Advisor, FTC Co., Ltd.)
Hitoshi Arima,(President, Arima Management Design, Ltd., Project Leader, Skills Management Association, Chairman, Yokohama Smart Community, Director, Systems Engineering Research Association, Visiting Professor, Nagasaki Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Visiting Professor, Information Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology) Takahiro Suzuki,(Research Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Visiting Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo, Visiting Professor, International Research Center, Reitaku University, Visiting Professor, Research Institute for new Technology Creation, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science) Toshio Yamashita,( CEO, INTERROBANG DESIGN INC. Director, Car Design Academy)
Kohei Kusaka,( Part-time Lecturer, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Managing Director of Technical Dept., TOKA SEIKI Co., Ltd. )
Hiroshi Fujiwara,( Chairman, President and CEO, BroadBand Tower, Inc. ) Mamoru Shiiki,( Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University,
Assistant General Manager, Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles )
Eriko Araki,( Benesse Holdings, Inc., Benesse Corporation, Inc. ) Yoshihiko Kamiaraiso,( Assistant General Manager, Association for the Promotion of Elecrtic Vehicles,
Tajima Motor Corporations )

Our mission

To leave the beautiful Earth for our children in the future—this is the strong desire that has driven us to establish the former Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles on June 29, 2010 to promote the use of EV and FCV. Now is the time for us to fulfill our responsibility towards posterity and to take ongoing action in order that the future generations, including our children and grandchildren, can continue living a healthy life in a rich natural environment.

In the Japanese automobile industry, the emergence of the hybrid Prius released in December 1997 marked the beginning of an era of next-generation, environmentally friendly vehicles. Japanese auto-manufacturers have started the mass production of electric vehicles, such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and the Nissan LEAF, ahead of other global competitors. In addition, the use of fuel cell vehicles is also beginning to spread widely.

It is our intention to acquire broad cooperation from people in positions throughout various industries, educational institutions and the administration to exert their influences in all directions. This will realize a world where many consumers consider electric vehicles, among other candidates for personal transportation and actually select one. We would sincerely like to request you for the endorsement.

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The membership of the Association for the Promotion of EV/PHV/FCV is open to business enterprises which consider the commercialization of their EV/PHV/FCV, or individuals who would like to support the EV/PHV/FCV industry.Click here for the application process

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