Who We Are

 

Overview of the Iwate Aijikai

Overview of the Iwate Aijikai
 
Title Social Welfare Corporation Iwate Aijikai
Address 11-14 Ueda Aza Matsuyashiki, Morioka, Iwate, 020-0102, Japan
TEL +81-19-662-5696
FAX+81-19-662-5696
PresidentNoboru FUJISAWA
Founding Date April 1957
Number of Staff150
FacilitiesMichinoku Midori Gakuen (Foster home for weak children)
Kotorisawa Gakuen (Short-term therapeutic institution for emotionally disturbed children)
Morioka Children’s Hospital
Tampopo Nursery Center for Children with Special Health Needs
 

Who We Are

Who We Are
 
The Iwate Aiji-Kai (IAK) is a social welfare corporation that is dedicated to providing the best care and education for children through the tripartite collaboration of social welfare, medical and education institutions. We are located in Morioka, the capital city of Iwate Prefecture, where was seriously damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. As of April 2016, we care three disaster-affected children in our facilities.
 

Core Value, Mission and Visions

Core Value, Mission and Visions
 
 
Core Value: "Children are the foundation of tomorrow”

Mission: "Save sick and disadvantaged children!"

With the core value of “Children are the foundation of tomorrow,”  the  IAK pursues a noble mission of saving sick and disadvantaged children. To fulfill this mission, all staff members, who respect the rights and wishes of the child, have been making all-out efforts to bring up children in good mental and physical health, along with their families, by establishing the tripartite collaboration system of social welfare, medical and education institutions.
 
 

Our History and Innovations

Our History and Innovations
 
1955 With an aim to save children with tuberculosis, IAK was established as a public interest incorporated foundation, funded by the New Year's Postcard Donations Aid Program of the then Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.
1957 Opened the Michinoku Midori Gakuen, a foster home for physically weak children, with the initiative of common people. (Accommodation Capacity: 100)
1961 Opened the Michinoku Midori Gakuen Sanatorium, the predecessor of the Morioka Children’s Hospital, upholding a vision of “saving sick and disadvantaged children” with the capacity of 30 beds.
Reduced the accommodation capacity of the Michinoku Midori Gakuen from 100 to 50 people.
1967 Changed its legal status from a public interest incorporated foundation to a social welfare corporation, with a view to bearing more substantial social responsibilities.
1969Changed the name of the Michinoku Midori Gakuen Sanatorium to the Midori Gakuen Children’s Hospital, and opened a clinic for children with chronic diseases such as asthma and nephrotic syndrome, with the capacity of 50 beds, and later extended to 76 beds.
1978Iwate Prefectural Aoyama School for Special-Needs Education Matsuzono Branch, which was upgraded to the main school status 2 years later, was founded adjacent to the Michinoku Midori Gakuen. By this, a tripartite collaboration system of social welfare, medical and education institutions was established, which is quite unique in Japan.
1985The Hospital launched healthcare program for adolescent children with a 19-bed ward, responding to the increase in the number of children with school refusal in the 1980’s.
The hospital also established the department of child psychiatry.
1987Opened the Kotorisawa Gakuen, a short-term therapeutic institution for emotionally disturbed children, with the capacity of 50 children. It is the 12th institution of its kind in Japan.

・Its establishment was approved as IAK's contribution to caring children with school refusal was highly appreciated by the government.
1995Opened the Tampopo Nursery Center for Children with Special Health Needs.
<<Social Welfare Corporation Iwate Aiji-Kai>> 11-14 Ueda Aza Matsuyashiki, Morioka 020-0125, Iwate. TEL:+81-19-662-5696 FAX:+81-19-662-5695