Foundation Profile

Organization NameThe Goi Peace Foundation
Offices

Headquarters

Heiwa Daiichi Bldg. 1-4-5 Hirakawacho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
Japan
Tel: 81 (3) 3265-2071
Fax: 81 (3) 3239-0919
E-mail: info@goipeace.or.jp

European Representative

Kriemhildenstrasse 40
D-80639 Munich
Germany
Tel: 49-89-36004312
Fax: 49-89-36004313
E-mail: goipeace@web.de
EstablishedMarch 1999
Legal StatusPublic Interest Incorporated Foundation authorized by the government of Japan
UN Status
  • NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • Foundation maintaining official relations with UNESCO
Financial ResourcesSupporting membership fees, donations, other
Officers

Chairperson

Masami Saionji

Board of Directors
President

Hiroo Saionji

Executive Directors

  • Maki Kawamura
  • Masami Miyazaki

Directors

  • Yasushi Akashi
    Chairman, International House of Japan (Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations)
  • Takashi Imazato
    Architect
  • Dr. Kazuo Murakami
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba
  • Junji Narita
    Chairman and CEO, Hakuhodo Inc.
  • Mitsuo Ohashi
    Senior Advisor, Showa Denko K.K.
  • Dr. Genshitsu Sen
    Former Grand Tea Master; President, United Nations Association of Japan

Auditors

  • Dr. Takafumi Isogai
    Professor, University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences; Professor Emeritus, Kobe University
  • Hideki Kato
    President, Japan Initiative; Professor (Special Appointment), Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University

Board of Councilors

  • Koichiro Matsuura
    President of The Africa Society of Japan, Former Director-General of UNESCO
  • Hideo Nakazawa
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
  • Hiroo Osanai
    Advisory Board Member, Musashino Higashi Gakuen School
  • Dr. Shuji Takagi
    Director, Takagi Pediatrics Clinic
  • Toichi Takenaka
    Chairman and CEO, Takenaka Corporation
  • Jin Tatsumura
    Film Director
  • Mineko Tomita
    Director, Hinomaru Transportation Co., Ltd.
  • Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda
    Honorary Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Moriteru Ueshiba
    Aikido Doshu

Advisors

  • Teiichi Sato
    Honorary Executive Director, Tokyo National Museum (Former Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO; Former Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Nanako Seki
    Chairperson, U-Sin, Inc.

Leadership

Masami Saionji
Chairperson

A native of Japan and a descendant of the Royal Ryukyu Family of Okinawa, Masami Saionji continues the work of her adoptive father, Masahisa Goi, who initiated a movement for world peace through the universal prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth. As a spiritual leader and lecturer, she travels globally on speaking tours, and has led peace ceremonies in many countries as well as at the United Nations and other international organizations. She is the author of over twenty books including The Golden Key to Happiness, You Are the Universe, The Earth Healer’s Handbook, and Vision for the 21st Century. She is also the chairperson of the World Peace Prayer Society, sister organization of the Goi Peace Foundation, and an honorary member of the Club of Budapest. She was awarded the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize of India in 2008 along with her husband Hiroo. She is also the recipient of the 2010 WON Circle Award honoring distinguished women leaders and the 2016 Barbara Fields Humanitarian Peace Award.

Hiroo Saionji
President

Hiroo Saionji was responsible for establishing the Goi Peace Foundation and oversees its direction and activities. He is also the president of the World Peace Prayer Society. He travels the world promoting dialogues and initiatives for peace. Mr. Saionji is the great-grandson of Prince Kinmochi Saionji, who was twice Prime Minster of Japan during the Meiji Period. He holds a BA in Economics from Gakushuin University in Japan and an MBA from Michigan State University in the U.S. He currently serves as a member of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. In 2007, Mr. Saionji was awarded the Cultural Prize of the Dr. Lin Tsung-i Foundation of Taiwan, in recognition of his contributions to world peace. In 2010, he received the Social Education Distinguished Service Award from the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.