Joining the Japan National
The British National Trust has a saying,
"It's better to receive one pound from
10,000 people, than to receive 10,000 pounds
from one person." The Japan National
Trust for Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation
also encourages many citizens to support
and participate in conservation activities.
Your participation is necessary to help the
Japan National Trust protect Japan's beautiful
natural environments and historic places.
In addition to supporting preservation and conservation
projects, members of the Japan National Trust have the opportunity to
participate actively in projects through four nationwide networks: Railroad,
Singing Sands, Thatched-Roofed Houses and Industrial Heritage.
How to participate
Members of the Japan National Trust pay a one-time entrance fee of 500
yen. The membership year is April
through the following March.
Individual member: Annual fee 4,000
Additional family members: Annual fee 1,000 yen (per person) -- family members
and permanent members are eligible for all the benefits of membership.
Permanent (lifetime) member: 100,000 yen
For a membership application, or for information about joining, please send
an e mail message with your name and
address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Members in the Japan National Trust
receive the following benefits:
-Ten issues per year of The Japan National
- The right to use the facilities of
the Japan National Trust for Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation,
such as Hida no Takumi Heritage Centre.
- Discounts at certain affiliated
- Discounts on publications of the
Japan National Trust for Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation (Japanese
- Invitations to events of the Japan
National Trust for Cultural and Natural
Heritage Conservation, such as
inspection meetings and symposia.
For more detailed information about
the above benefits, please consult the Japanese-language website(www.national-trust.or.jp) or
contact us by e mail at email@example.com
Contributions to the Japan National Trust
for Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation
qualify for tax deductions.
Since this foundation is authorized as a "specific
public-benefit improvement corporation," donors can receive deductions in
income tax, corporate tax, etc. for their contributions. For contributions exceeding 10,000 yen, a
receipt with a duty-free certificate will be sent to the donor.
When land and other property is donated, in addition to
elimination of inheritance tax, the donor can also sometimes receive
preferential treatment for capital-gains tax. For details, please consult a tax
Ways to Contribute
Trust train Fund: This fund is used for the preservation, maintenance
management of the Trust Train.
Contributions are tax-deductible.
Private house and garden contribution
This fund is used for restoration, maintenance
and management of private
houses and gardens owned and managed
by the Japan National Trust including
the Yasuda House, presented to the Japan
National Trust in 1998; two gassho-style
houses in Shirakawa-go, the Teraguchi
House and the gassho bunka-kan;
and the Ohira Hotel.
Contributions are tax-deductible.
Natural area conservation fund
This fund is used for protecting
scenery of Mt. Makihata in Niigata
Mt. Makihata has an altitude
of 1,967 meters. For a contribution of 1,967 yen or more plus mailing costs of
380 yen, we will send you a conservation
report for Mt. Makihata. Also, you can contribute by sending us
used telephone cards.
Supports the general activities of the
Japan National Trust for Cultural
and Natural Heritage Conservation, including
survey and research,
conservation projects and conferences
for receiving contributions
postal-transfer-account number: 00120-2-106140
Subscription company name: Japan National Trust for Cultural and
Natural Heritage Conservation
(In your remittance, please write down your
funding choice in the
"The sweat shed
remains in history."
Your participation will help keep our beautiful natural and
historical environments. Please join us for one of these volunteer activities.
Application * Please send us your name and address through this
e-mail, and we will send you a membership application form.
for information * Please send us your name and address through
this e-mail, and we will send you the information you request.
Japan National Trust for Cultural and Natural
kaiji-senta building 4th floor
4-5 koujimachi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0083 Japan