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The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science

The Mission of the Takagi Fund as a foundation is to foster and support independent “Citizen Scientists” who propose well-founded criticism and scientific counterarguments about issues in which present-day science and technology are threatening society and environment. Our concept of “Citizen Science” presupposes that science should not be monopolized solely by specialists engaged in academic research. Independent research and analysis conducted by citizens themselves with appropriate support from committed experts can provide these counterarguments against the occupational activities of “professional” scientists controlled by governments and/or corporate interests. We encourage applications from young researchers and grassroots groups, NPOs and NGOs.

Date of Establishment:

11-Sep, 2001

Purpose of Organization:

The Takagi Fund for Citizen Science (the Takagi Fund) is a foundation which offers small grants to groups and individuals in Japan and other Asian countries who conduct research activities which tackle urgent issues in which present-day science and technology are threatening society and environment.


The Takagi Fund made 219 grants (total approx. $1,513,000) in past 11 years which includes 35 grants (total approx. $200,000) to other Asian counties such as Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, India, Korea, China, Taiwan, Mongolia and Russian Far East. Most of grantees from Asian countries are citizen groups work on wide range of issues such as environmental and social impact by large scale development projects (mining, energy resources), risks of nuclear power plants, issues of dumping sites/E-wastes, toxic chemical, water pollution, nature conservation etc… Most of our sources of funds are donation and membership fee from general citizen in Japan.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • Republic Of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Contact Details
Street Address:
4F Toda bld. 1-21 Yotsuya Shinjuku-ku
Telephone No.:
Fax Phone:
Organization founded:

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Land Degradation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Others
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Global
  • Local
  • National
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Ms. Shoko Murakami Key Contact Person
    Asia Program Manager

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