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Bahram Enanloo

About Bahram

After experiencing the Iran-Iraq War, he studied Japanese culture and martial arts, and came to Japan for the first time in 1989, seeking peace.


In 1995, after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, he visited Kobe as a volunteer from Yokohama and was impressed by the resilience and cheerfulness of the people.


Since then, he has lived in Kobe and has been in Japan for 33 years. In 2003, he established NPO Peace & Nature with his wife, which was incorporated in 2006. When he was having problems with his child's allergies, he met Shigeru Yasuda, professor emeritus at Kobe University, and learned about the importance of pesticide-free farming and rice, and received guidance at an organic farming school. In 2009, he started growing rice and vegetables without using pesticides in a fallow rice field in OZO-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, with the cooperation of local residents. As part of their environmental activities, he and his team are also involved in satoyama activities.


"Our education system needs a new structure to maintain peace and protect nature and that's precisely what I would like to talk to you about."

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