Japan

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  • Number of crematoria: 1,942 (in 1995)
  • Crematoria situated in:
    • In 1995 there were 8,449 crematoria in Japan. Among these only 1,942 were conducting one or more cremations a year and were operating with three basic elements, i.e. a building, a cremator and air exhaustion equipment. Most of the remaining 6,507 were open-field crematoria, where cremation was conducted with natural materials.
Cremation Organisation:
Japan Society of Environmental Crematory,
Kosuge Building 4F,
Miyamoto-cho 6-3,
Kawasaki-ku,
Kawasaki-City,
Japan.
President:
Mr Shohachi Kudo
Secretary:
Mr Akira Shimazaki
Treasurer:
Miss Akiko Hirayama
Date of foundation:
1972
Number of members:
Honorary members: 6
Enterprise members: 55
Municipal members: 155
Scientific members: 3
Name of journal:
Kankyou Saien (Journal of Environmental Crematory)
Date of foundation:
1981
Published:
quarterly
Circulation:
1,300
Editor:
Miss Akiko Hirayama,
Nihon Kankyou Saien Kyokai,
Kosuge Building 4F,
Miyamoto-cho 6-3,
Kawasaki-ku,
Kawasaki-City,
Japan.