Annual Report 2009

Printed in Japan on Recycled PaperWisteria at the Kasuga Shrine (Nara)The wisteria flower (fuji in Japanese) was the crest (mon) of the famous Fujiwara family, the most powerful clan of aristocrats in Japan throughout the 400-year-long Heian period (794-1185). The gardens of the Kasuga Shrine, which was built by the Fujiwara clan, are famous for the wisteria blossoms that bloom every spring, reminding visitors of the heyday of the Fujiwara nobles.Akasaka Twin Tower East, 2-17-22 Akasaka,Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8530, JapanTel : +81-3-5215-9108 (International Affairs Division)Fax : +81-3-5215-9484E-mail : intl-aoa@ja-kyosai.or.jpWebsite :