Since the NPO Cherry Blossom Association was established with the authorization of the Cabinet Office of Japan in 2002, based on the purpose of Sakura Charter, we have planted cherry blossoms which can be said to be the symbol of Japan, in various places around the world including Japan with the aim of world peace and conserving the global environment. We have deepened exchanges with many people every time at planting places. The cherry trees we planted at home and abroad have grown firmly in the land and are growing as a proof of world peace. We carry on to develop the venerable principle accumulated by seniors who made exertions and contribution since the establishment of the Cherry Blossom Association. It is with much pleasure if you become a member of the Cherry Blossom Association and promote international exchange with us. We sincerely appreciate your continued understanding and support.
President of Cherry Blossom Association
Mr. HIROBUMI MATSUZAWA
Elected as the 5th President, succeeding to the 4th President,
Mr. TAKAHIRO MATSUMAE. Born in Nagano Pref., in 1948. Since his
first visit to Taiwan in 1969 when he was a senior student at Law
faculty of NIHON University, he has been under favors of many people
in various social fields. He set up a company at the age of 27 running
businesses of traffic announcement and advertising agency and
was taking offices as President for 38 years. A director in 2010
and then senior Vice President of the Association in 2013.
Ms. TENKOUKOU SONODA
After graduating from TOKYO Woman's Christian University and WASEDA University, she was elected as one of the first female legislators in Japan as a member of the House of Representatives in 1946 and sewed 3 terms. In 1949 she married Mr. SUNAO SONODA House of a Representatives member. She was first President of the Cherry Blossom Association, In 1989, she received Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly and other National Orders such as Bulgaria, Colombia, Peru and Honduras.
In 2013, she received the 7th GOTO SHINPEI Prize. Deceased in January 2015.
Mr. YOSHIMASA MIYAZAKI
In 1938, he Joined Yomiuri“ newspaper company after graduating from WASEDA University. After serving as editorial board member, he becomes a political commentator. He had a great friendship with politicians such as SUNAO SONODA and Yasuhiro Nakasone, and he also achieved from as a critic. Electing Ms. TENKOUKO SONODA as President, and taking office as vice President, he made a considerable contribution since the establishment of cherry blossom association.
Deceased in March, 2006
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