The Structure and Committee of City Planning Institute of Japan

1. Organization and Management

CPIJ is organized as a corporation of its members. Following is a summary of the membership as of March 31, 2012:

Regular members (individuals) 4,316
Student members 194
Support members 207
Honorary members 38
Total 4,755

2. The Board of Directors during the fiscal year 2012

The General Meeting held on May 25, 2012 elected the Board of Directors as follows:

President Haruhiko Goto
Vice President Naofumi Takeuchi
Vice President(Special Managing Director) Norihiro Nakai
Vice President Noboru Masuda
Managing Director Makoto Yokohari
Managing Director Hisashi Kubota
Managing Director Mamoru Taniguchi
Managing Director Hitomi Kato
Managing Director Yasushi Asami
Managing Director Hitoshi Kawashima
Director Yasuo Aiba
Director Yasuo Asakura
Director Hideo Obitsu
Director Tetsuo Kokura
Director Hidetsugu Kobayashi
Director Seiji Sato
Director Satoshi Sadohara
Director Akiko Shiihara
Director Sakae Sugiura
Director Hiroyuki Takai
Director Masaaki Takanashi
Director Kimio Takami
Director Minoru Takamizawa
Director Yasuhiro Hirobata
Auditor Koichi Oomuro
Auditor Takayuki Goto
Auditor Nobuhaya Yamaguhi

3. Activities

CPIJ assigns its Committees to carry out various tasks and research. These Committees are mainly divided into two groups, the Common Committee, which is established as a permanent committee, and the Special Committee that deals with rather specific research, driven by the needs of the Academic Society. In addition, various research works have been conducted by several smaller sub-committees. Common Committee consists of 7 groups as follows:

General Affairs Coordinates and communicates among the committees; considers and helps set general policy; proposes new ventures; coordinates with other organizations domestically and generally manages the smooth running of CPIJ.
Editorial Committee Responsible for planning, editing, and publishing the bi-monthly journal "City Planning," and for acting as a conduit for information exchange among the general membership.
Academic Committee Provides peer review of general research reports and official papers, and produces a compilation of such reports for publication. Conducts an annual conference to present selected research. Solicits urban planning reports quarterly, and complies these in an annual collection as well.
Project Committee In addition to planning and conducting the annual City Planning seminar, this committee also supports member research by planning monthly get-togethers, site visits, and other activities.
Information Committee Collects and collates urban-planning articles and news from both professional and general media sources; publishes an annual bibliography of sources and works on providing electronic searches of the available data.
International Committee Provides peer review of papers for presentation at international urban planning symposia, and collects and publishes those papers (including foreign submissions) in years when such symposia are held. Responsible for publishing the bi-annual CPIJ Newsletter for foreign readers. Manages academic exchanges with related organizations worldwide.
Awards Committee Responsible for awarding Institute prizes to research, planning, and other activities which contributed significantly to academic and technological progress in the field. May present other awards to individuals who show exceptional dedication to promoting the goals of CPIJ.

In addition to the Common Committee, the Special Committees of CPIJ consist of the Special Committee for Problems Solving, Special Committee and Academic Society for Research on Management of the City Planning Law, and the Committee for Vision of 21st Century.

4. Activities of the Branches of CPIJ

Except of the headquarter that is located in Tokyo, CPIJ has 4 branches in Chubu, Kansai, Kyushu, and Chugoku-Shikoku. Each branch carries out research and other related activities that are appropriate for the conditions of each region. It is anticipated that in the future the activities of each branch will develop based on the regional needs.

The locations of the branches of CPIJ are indicated below:

Chubu Branch Zip code: 460-0023
Address: Kanayamacho 1-1-1, Naka-ku,Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Inside of (Foundation) Nagoya Toshi Center
Tel: 052-678-2200
Fax: 052-678-2211
Web site of Chubu Branch
Kansai Branch Zip code: 556-0017
Address: Minatomachi 1-4-1 Osaka City Air Terminal Building 4th Floor, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Inside of Osaka Toshi-kogaku Jyoho Center (Foundation)
Tel: 06-6647-1910
Fax: 06-6647-1920
Web site of Kansai Branch
Kyushu Branch Zip code: 812-8581
Address: Hakozaki 6-10-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan Inside of Kyushu University Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Department of City and Architecture
Tel: 092-642-7172
Fax: 092-642-3872
Web site of Kyushu Branch
Chugoku-Shikoku Branch Zip code: 730-0041
Address: Nakahiromachi 3-2-1, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Inside of Chiiki Keikaku Kobo
Tel: 082-293-1460
Fax: 082-231-6866
Web site of Chugoku-Shikoku Branch
Hokkaido Branch Zip code: 060-0001
Address: Komachi 4-33, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Inside of Toshi Chiiki Kyoso Kenkyuujo
Tel: 011-596-0277
Fax: 011-596-0644
Web site of Hokkaido Branch
Tohoku Branch Zip code: 980-8579
Address: Aoba 6-06, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Inside of Tohoku University
Tel: 022-795-7879
Fax: 022-795-7879
Web site of Chugoku-Shikoku Branch

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