June 2015: Update from Japan

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015


Report from Japan

By Akihiro Ozaki

A new organization called “indoor green promotion council” has been established.  Its goal is to increase the demand for flowers and green spaces, after the downturn that happened in July of last year. The council has a mandate to improve greening in indoor offices, commercial facilities, private offices, public facilities and homes by 2020, the Tokyo Olympic year.  They will convey the utility of flowers and green to the general public. We will introduce the first round of an indoor greening contest as one of the activities, and the winning case will be presented at a meeting with the group. 

Akihiro Ozaki
Ozaki Flower Park


 Click below for all of the stories from this issue:

Message from the President

Update from the IGCA Office


Australia Down Under


Celebrating Garden Days in Canada

Playing Games with the Spring in Czech Republic

Update from Denmark


Invasive Alien Species in France

Erwin Shares a Gem in Italy

Update from Ireland

2015 Awards Competition in South Africa

Getting Plants into the News in Switzerland

Update from UK 



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