President of Daiken Inc.
Norichika Matsuo is President of Daiken Inc., based in Fukuoka city.
In addition to various civil engineering, construction, and consulting work the company has been engaged since its establishment in 1974, Matsuo has developed a unique underground rainwater harvesting tank system ‘Tametotto’ within a housing compound in Itoshima.
In partnership with UN-Habitat, ‘Tametotto’ is now introduced as low cost and simple yet effective water solutions for villages in Laos, Vietnam, and most recently in the refugee camp in Kenya. With support from JICA in 2018, ‘Tametotto’ is also under consideration for application in Asian countries.