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  • Number of crematoria: 1,600 (in 1999)
  • Notes on the number of crematoria:
    1. In 1999 there were 7,487 crematoria in Japan. Among these only approximately 1,600 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 crematoria were open-field crematoria, where cremation was conducted with natural materials.
    2. In 2000 approximately 25 crematoria were newly constructed at:
      • Asahikawa City
      • Nikko Region Union
      • Onokato Region Union
      • Sibukawa Region Union
      • Tagawa Region Union
      • Tokyo-hakuzen Company Otiai Branch
        & 19 other locations
Cremation Organisation:
Japan Society of Environmental Crematory,
Nihon Kankyo Saien Kyokai,
Kosuge Building 4F,
Miyamoto-cho 6-3,
Kawasaki-ku,
Kawasaki-City,
Japan.
President:
Mr Hideo Miura
Secretary:
Mr Akira Shimazaki
Treasurer:
Mr Kojiro Nakayama
Date of foundation:
1972
Number of members:
Honorary members: 6
Enterprise members: 45
Municipal members: 42
Scientific members: 3
Name of journal:
Kankyo Saien (Journal of Environmental Crematory)
Date of foundation:
1981
Published:
quarterly
Circulation:
1,200
Editor:
Mr Akira Shimazaki,