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  • Number of crematoria: Approximately 1,495
  • Notes on the number of crematoria:

    In 2015 13 crematoria were newly constructed at the following locations:
    • Nagoya-City (30 cremators)
    • Tsu-City (12 cremators)
    • Nagano-City (5 cremators)
    • Saito-City (5 cremators)
    • Kouan-City (4 cremators)
    • Kyotango-City (4 cremators)
    • Daisen-City (3 cremators)
    • Bungoohno-City (3 & 2)
    • Nakashibetsur-Town (3)
    • Sado-City (2)
    • Takamori-Town (2)
    • Nishiwaga-Town (1)

Statistics of cremations

  Cremations Total Deaths % of Deaths
2014 1,339,714 1,340,117 99.97
2015 1,345,873 1,346,276 99.97
Cremation Organisation:
Japan Society of Environmental Crematory
(Nihon Kankyo Saien Kyokai)
10-6 Yotsuyakami tyou
Kawasaki-ku
Kawasaki-City
210-0828 Japan
President:
Mr Akio Okumura
Secretary:
Mr Makoto Hasegawa
Treasurer:
Mr Yuji Moriyama
Date of foundation:
1972
Number of members:
Enterprise members: 33
Municipal members: 17
Personal members: 25
Scientific members: 7
Name of journal:
Kankyo Saien (Journal of Environmental Crematory)
Date of foundation:
1981
Published:
annually
Circulation:
750
Editor:
Mr Makoto Hasegawa