SPA (Sanitas per Aquae in Latin) means "health by water"
LOHAS is “Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability”.
Our activities for foreign countries
■ To widely disseminate throughout the world, the culture, the history,
the characteristics of the Onsen as well as the charactreristics of each thermal spa through the column "Praise of Onsen" written by one of the greatest experts in Japan, Mr. Michio Ishikawa (see “Our Partners”).
■ To present unique “Onsen trips” in Japan (example: enjoying the taste of each hot spring. Like what there is an “Onsen sommelier” certificate!), new initiatives at Japanese inns (Ryokan), thalassotherapy and spas.
■ Coordination for overseas media.
■ Support for reporting on Onsen, or Matsuri and Japanese culture.
■ Specialized guide for Onsen and Spa resorts.
■ Write articles about Onsen or Matsuri (traditional festivals).
Our activities in Japan
■ Give seminers
Exmple：Panelist at the “International Onsen Summit” 2018 Medical / Beauty Subcommittee.
■ Write articles on health tourism.
■ Franco-Japanese guide and interpreter.
■ Consultant Example: One of a public projects in Nagasakibana beach, Oita Prefecture (Local revitalization grant: Cabinet Office) for the renovation of the spa town (modeling with sunflower oil from the beach 0 ％ of chemical, Sunset Yoga only on days when the sun sets on low tide. Meals with local healthy specialties… This project will continue with local women without intervention of external companies.2016-2020.
General Incorporated Association SPALOHAS Club
Promotion pour le thermalisme, la thalassothérapie
et la culture Franco-Japonaise
She received a medal of honor in French hydrotherapy by the CNETh (2014). Member of the public relations commission of the ISMH Kyoto in 2014. Member of the Japanese Regional Science Association of Spas, Japan. After 16 years of experience in a French public body in Tokyo (market research, etc.), in 2005, she became a freelance journalist specializing in Wellness tourism with water. In 2015, she created this organization with Dr. Agishi and Mrs. Yamashita. French-Japanese Interpreter Guide National Diploma.
AGISHI Yuko M. D. PhD
Professor emeritus, Hokkaido University
Specialized in Balneo-climatology and therapy, Health Resort Medicine,
Natural therapy, Thalassotherapy, Environmental Physiology, Internal Medicine
Facility Director of Medical Institute and Director of Noboribetsu Branch Hospital of Department of Medicine, Hokkaido University. After retiremeｎt, became a Professor emeritus.
Main bibliography:“Hot spring and Health”(Iwanami Publisher),
“Encyclopedia on Hot Springs“(Maruzen Publisher),”Health Promotion Effects of Hot Springs and Forest” (Taishukan Publisher). And others.
Visiting Professor of Yokohama University of Pharmacy.
Director of Japanese Society of Aromatherapy.
Chairmanof Hokkaido-Tohoku Chapter of Japanese Society of Aromatherapy.
Lecturer of Aroma Daycare of Odori Park Mental clinic.
Certified Instructor of International federation of Aroma therapists
Deep relations with sensitivity and natural order, especially connecting with memory and emotion could help counseling in psychiatry aria
I named it “Aroma with life review therapy”
There are many presentations at academic conferences.
- Masaki Saito (Ph.D. of Engineering)
Professor, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
He has been in his current position since 2015 after working at the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the Science and Technology Agency, and the Oita Prefectural Office.
He is specializing in regional development with promotion of hot spring areas such as Beppu, the largest hot spring resort in the world, and supervision of marine resort such as Bungotakada City.
One of his inventions is “Bamboo Hot Spring Cooler” which is based on the technology of making salt from seawater used on middle of 20 century. Currently, about 55 instruments of them are in operation all over Japan.
He is a board member of the Regional Science Association of Spas, Japan, a council member of the Japanese Society of Hot Spring Sciences, and a council member of Hot Spring Research Center, Japan.
- Hitomi Kanayama MD, PhD, MSc
Division of Environmental Health, Department of International Social and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui
Based on the climate therapy of the Munich School in Germany, she is engaged in climate therapy research and community contribution activities.
Spa therapy specialist, Japan Medical Association certified industrial physician, social medicine specialist/instruction physician, weather forecaster
Director, Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Councilor of Japan Hot Spring Climate and Physical Medicine, Secretary of Hot Spring Therapy, Chairman of Fukui Prefecture Climate Therapist Association, Councilor and Secretary of Hokuriku Public Health Society
Climate therapist (learning climate therapy from Professor Angela Schu Climate Medicine, University of Munich, Germany)
President of “Japan Organic Cosmetics Association”. In 1998, published Japan's first organic life-themed magazine "Isis Laterale". In the 1980s, as a writer, she wrote novels and essays on the theme of women's independence, work and love. "Love over" (KADOKAWA), "Half Moon" (Kodansha Ltd.), "New Woman’s Happiness Theory" (KADOKAWA), "Under the Labyrinth of the Moon"" (KADOKAWA) and "Love the Unicorn" (KADOKAWA), and others.
- Taemi Kasai
She is supervised Nagasakibana Sand Walk (Perfect Beach Project)
Master of Physical Education, Tokai University (Graduate school）
Lecturer of Faculty of Business Administration, at Tokai University
She participated at Lifesaving World Championships in 2000 and 2004.
Traducteur indépendant établi sur la place de Tokyo depuis 1992. Il dispose d’une solide expérience dans le domaine technique (automobile, ferroviaire, nucléaire, énergie, environnement, génie civil, etc.), mais aussi juridique et commercial (contrats, brevets, etc.). Il prend également du plaisir à réaliser des traductions dans le domaine artistique et culturel.
Centres d’intérêt : voyages, onsen, photographie, art
Site internet : lecomte-translation.com.
- ONSEN Writer Rie Nishimura
Director of Regional Science Association of Spa, Japan
Member of Onsen Deliberative committee (Nagano Prefecture)
Sending and Writing about onsen information＆article by TV, Radio，Newspaper,Magazine,Internet etc. for 30 years .
“Cat&Dog Onsen”project operator.
Continue ecological stay at onsen―hotels for 10years.
Hope Onsen-place are always Happy-Land for people,animals and the Earth.
- Miho Tabuchi
Born and brought up in Tokyo. After working at news agencies as a reporter, started her career as a freelance writer and translator. Mainly contributing magazines and online media. Traveled more than 80 countries worldwide, visited nearly 300 hot springs in 33 countries outside of Japan researching the bathing culture of each country. Member of the Regional Science Association of Spas, Japan.
Our partners: the Thalassotherapy centers in France