Who We Are


Representative: Kaoru Sasaki

After studying sociolinguistics at the graduate school of Monash University in Australia, she became an interpreter and translator.  Since starting as the executive director of a non-profit for the Brazilian Amazonian forest and its indigenous people in 1989, she has been involved in environmental, social, peace, and equality-related activities.

Since 2003, Kaoru has been a pioneer of the Drum Circle, a non-verbal workshop, in Japan, before shifting to a general facilitator using language and becoming an organization development consultant.

 Her hobby is nature observation, and he is also a nature guide at the Michelin-three-starred Mt. Takao.

-Certified NLP Practitioner

-Certified Coaching from a Systems Perspective

-Certified Laughter Yoga Trainer

-Human Value Certified World Cafe Practitioner

-Certified Appreciative Inquiry for Society & Organizations Practitioner, by Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

-Certified in Systemic Constellations in Organizations (Adaptation)

-PADI Rescue Diver

-Master of the Fujima School of Japanese Dance


Advisor: Showzen Yamashita

Chief Priest of Echo-Ji Temple, Shinshu Kibe-ha.   In addition to being a monk, he practices natural farming, makes miso and soy sauce by hand, and works to restore "human life" by creating a hometown for children and adults and building a terminal care system.

-Representative Director of Terra Incorporated Association

-Representative of the Institute for Connecting with the Earth

-Organizer of the Sakana Radio

-Mt. Fuji Interpreter.

-Personal Coach

-President of Fujiyoshida Buddhist Association

-Certified Clinical Religious Master of the Japanese Association of Clinical Religious Teachers