Japan Aquaponics was set up to share information about this unique system and particularly to engage students of all ages, from Kindergarten to University.  Our AquaponicsforSchools programme uses aquaponics to teach children of all ages a great many lessons ranging from ecosystems, fish & plant care and growth as well as more scientific issues that directly affect an aquaponics system

Educational Services


•  Consultation and Advice

•  Design, supply and installation

•  School seminars and classroom talks

•  Alternative sustainable garden designs


We generally design school and university aquaponics systems specifically for that institution and their specific requirements.


My name is Aragon St-Charles and I founded Japan Aquaponics in order to promote modern aquaponics in Japan and to demonstrate many of its commercial and home applications.   I have been practising aquaponics for over 20 years after seeing an article that was written by scientists at the University of the Virgin Islands. I first started with a small system connected up to an aquarium, and my passion grew from there.


I decided to set up this company after the events of March 11th 2011.  I knew that aquaponics could be a viable alternative in areas of Tohoku that were no longer able to grow food in the conventional way.  I also knew that I wanted to show people of all ages, in cities or in the countryside,  the benefits of using this system and its advantages over contemporary agricultural methods.


Thank you for reading, and please do get in contact with me if you have any questions.


Aragon St-Charles

Founder and Head Lettuce Grower!

Japan Aquaponics


Schools & Universities

Commercial Aquaponics

Aquaponics has potential commercial application and can be a profitable, sustainable and ecologically responsible way to grow high quality, high value fish and vegetables.  We can provide you with assistance for the entire life-cycle of your project and continued technical and professional support after your system has been designed and installed.

Consultation (on-site and remote)

•  System Design and Development

•  System Installation and Testing

•  Project Management

•  Feasibility Assessment and Risk Analysis

•  Business and Financial Planning

•  Ongoing Support and Maintenance


Consultation fees will vary depending on the complexity and duration of your project, so please contact us for an individual discussion of our hourly, daily or whole-project fees.

Homes & Communities

Growing and eating your own vegetables, herbs and fish is one of the healthiest and most satisfying ways to feed yourself and your family.  Systems can be as small or as large as you would like.


Our team also comprises certified permaculture specialists and so we are able to offer a range of services for individuals, families and communities who are looking to grow their own food - not just aquaponics, but also a wider range of alternative, sustainable and ecologically friendly growing methods.

Homes & Communities Services


•  Consulting and Advice

•  DIY Guides and Solutions

•  Turnkey Aquaponics systems

•  Individual components to set up your own system

•  Plumbing pieces that can be difficult to find in Japan


Please do contact us directly if you have any questions about how you can implement aquaponics in your home or community.

Promoting Aquaponics

Japan Aquaponics is working hard to promote aquaponics in Japan to both commercial growers, as well as hobbyists who grow for pleasure and for their own households.   We hope to get increased interest from business, gardening, environmental, lifestyle, farming and other such similar publications, programmes and interest groups.


We can offer:


•  Interviews

•  Training sessions

•  Seminars

•  Talks (schools / community groups)


All of these will be available and tailored to the various media outlets as well as schools, interested groups, businesses, and other educational establishments.


Please contact us directly to see how we can help you.



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