About Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation

Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation for the advancement of life sciences was established in March 1985, to commemorate Dr. Hitoshi Kihara whose worldwide achievements in evolutionary biology and genetics through his abundant studies of wheat, and in order to promote life sciences towards its bright developments for the coming 21st century. Since then the Foundation has been conducting wide range of businesses; coordinating joint researches of life sciences, research information exchanges, academic researches, fellowship, publishing, and knowledge dissemination, through collaborating with Kihara Institute for Biological Studies, Yokohama City University.

In 2005, by reorganization of Yokohama City University to Public University Corporation, the Foundation has restarted as an affiliate under the control of Economic Affairs Bureau of Yokohama City. Since then the Foundation has not only been cooperating with developments of Life Science in Yokohama but also been supporting regional industrialization.

In 2013 the Foundation has obtained the certification of Public Interest Incorporated Foundation from the governor of Kanagawa Prefecture .


1 Name Kihara Memorial Yokohama Foundation for the Advancement of Life Sciences
2 Office 1-6 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan
3 Establishment March 12, 1985 (authorized as Public Interest Incorporated Foundation on April 1, 2013)
4 Stated capital About \800 million
5 Representative Yasuo Ohno, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
6 Principal line of business Life science advancement and application to activate industry in Kanagawa Prefecture, by organizing co-researches of industry and academia in life sciences to act organically coordinating, and by encouraging academic exchanges and science promotion to appeal broadly in society of life science researches' importance.
Dissemination of knowledge and academic exchange in life sciences
Implementation of creating advanced research themes and promoting commercialization of business seeds in life sciences
Bio-business activation and business networking support for biotechnology business enterprises
Construction and management of research and development facilities for industrialization and technical support in life sciences
Other businesses related to accomplish these business principals