Message from the Director General

The world is acutely aware of the need for a collaborative human response to the climate change challenge, including global warming. The same is true for the urgent need to become carbon neutral. Amidst other pressing challenges of population pressure, food and energy, planet earth is clearly urging major changes in human activity on a global scale. Under these circumstances, the word "sustainability" has become familiar to us. In 2015, JWA set out its corporate mission of "creating a society that is in harmony with the natural world," and coined the term "Harmonability" to succinctly express this mission. Harmonability is in line with the concept of sustainability and is a keyword that expresses the JWA's activities toward a sustainable society.

Kazuhiro Watanabe, Director General

Efforts to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

JWA supports the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
SDGs are the international goals under “the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, which was adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015. It consists of 17 goals and 169 targets, pledging that “no one will be left behind”.

Japan Weather Association supports SDGs.
Japan Weather Association supports SDGs.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals web site:
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals web site:

Correlation diagram of “17 goals of SDGs” and meteorological consulting projects/corporate governance of JWA.

Correlation diagram of “17 goals of SDGs”

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Efforts toward recommendations of TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)

JWA agreed to a “Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)” in February 2021.
We will utilize our expert knowledge and skills in the areas of meteorology and the environment to promote analysis and reduction of climate change risks associated with business activities, and implement activities aimed at a decarbonized society.