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For more than 70 years the Mt. Fuji Weather Station located at the summit of Japan's highest mountain has played a significant role in weather forecast, especially that of typhoon. However, because of the development of weather satellites, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), terminated Mt. Fuji RADAR observation for weather forecast in 1999, and since 2004, the station has been unattended.

On November 2005, we launched Valid Utilization of Mt. Fuji Weather Station, a nonprofit organization with more than 200 members including scientists and doctors who had been conducting research at the site for years. We resumed observation at the Weather Station in the summer of 2007, when it became available for summer research work by the private sector. Today, it serves as a base for research in numerous scientific fields.

As a nonprofit organization, most of our operating costs are paid by individual donors, corporate donors, and supporting foundations as competitive research grants. Help us continue research for passing on a better global environment to coming generations.