- ERI is a small but outstanding think tank
in Japan,established in 1986 by Teiichi AOYAMA
and Komichi IKEDA. They were the colleagues
of their former work, the Club of Rome for
few years. At present, the members of ERI
group (Tokyo and Osaka) are almost 10 including
executives and researchers. All of them are
well trained specialists of various fields
such as computer modeling, physics, telecomputing,
policy planning and chemical analysis.
- The most important stand point of ERI as
a tink tank is to be totally independent
from all sectors of the society. This will
be the base of ERI to realize the social
justice and the rights for our clients.
- ERI's research activities are fully supported
by the original computer softwares and telecomputing
network systems developed by ourselves. More
than 20 original softwares concerning environmental
forecasting and analysis have been developed
during these 20 years and provided to the
government sectors and also to the private
sectors to support their decision making
and planning. Today, ERI is planning to develop
the new information service by using internet
systems for citizen group and NGOs, to be
able to utilize highly sophisticated softwares
with easy interfaces of the web functions.
- Most of the people would think that ERI
itself is an NGO. However, ERI is a private
owned corporation invested by Teiichi AOYAMA,
the Director of ERI Tokyo and Komichi IKEDA,
the Deputy Director of ERI Tokyo. ERI Osaka
is invested and owned by Yukio Onishi, the
Director. This is our policy to manage our
organizaition based on this independent private
company systems. This management system will
economically support ERI's activities as
one of the strong NGOs in Japan.
- We, the executives have no idea to make
ERI as a big organization or think tank.
We would like to make effor to be a reliable
think tank and an advocater for those suffered
from various environmental problems in the
world. And also we will provide our skill
and knowledge for young generations through
education in universities or in social educational
programs to establish more environmental
sound and sustainable society in future.