Overview of the Organization


Name of organization NPO Research Institute of Fucoidan
Principal office Sun Building 4F, 1-18 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Japan
Secondary office 13-12, Ginza 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
President Tetsuji Yuda
Purpose of establishment Our organization has carried out activities aiming to help people live healthy and comfortable lives through diet, by widely disseminating the benefit of "fucoidan" which is a high molecular polysaccharide, extracted from seaweed (brown algae). Fucoidan is said to have a natural healing power (immunity) activation component.
Directors Kazumasa Kawahara
Medical Doctor
Mitsuya Shimoda
Honorary Professor,Doctor of Agriculture,Kyushu University Graduate School
Masakuni Takou
Ryukyu University, Professor, Doctor of Agriculture,
Daisuke Tachikawa
Doctor of Medicine, Food Health Educator
Satoshi Hirata
Fukuoka University of Education, Professor, President, Vice Chancellor, MD
Shin Fujii
Kagoshima University, Professor, Doctor of Agriculture
Aihiko Fujimoto
Shen de Van animal Hospital, Director
Takeshi Fujiyoshi
Ryojunkai & Fujiyoshi Clinic, Medical Corporation Association , President , Director
Yoshiyuki Miyazaki
Associate Professor,Kyushu University Graduate School
Auditor Hideaki Ohta
Nakamura Gakuen University ,Professor Emeritus, Doctor of Agriculture
Date of Establishment April 8, 2003
Date certified by the Cabinet Office September 17, 2004

Today, active research is conducted on fucoidan and various bioactive functions of fucoidan, such as “anti-cancer action,” “cholesterol-lowering action,” “blood-pressure lowering action” and “anti-virus action,” have been revealed.

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