Nonprofits in Japan


Overview of Civic Activities and "NPOs" in Japan

Legal Framework

Different Legal Status of Nonprofit Organizations in Japan

About NPO Law

Its History, Significance, and Brief Content

Size and Scope of NPOs

Detailed information on Specified Nonprofit Corporations

Key Understanding

Key concepts that create enabling and supportive environment for nonprofits

Q & A

Collection of frequently asked questions about Japanese nonprofit organizations


Useful information on learning more about Japanese nonprofits and civil society


B4S Survey Report 3: “Higher education” falls as we move from Desire → Expectation → Reality

activities/ voice of a nonprofit

By B4S (Bridge for Smile)

June 23, 2016  New!

B4S Survey Report 2: The Wall of “Hope” and “Reality” When Running into at age 18

activities/ voice of a nonprofit

By B4S (Bridge for Smile)

June 23, 2016  New!

B4S Survey Report 1: The Reality of Children Living in Child Care Home in Japan

activities/ voice of a nonprofit

By B4S (Bridge For Smile)

June 21, 2016  New!

Stories from Tohoku

Seeking ‘Tomorrow’s Way of Living’ (Asukura) and Going Beyond Disaster Recovery

Tohoku Interview: Exploration of a Fuller Life

June 07, 2016 

Five years after 3.11- the struggles of Fukushima’s farmers continue

Tohoku Interview: Fukushima & Farmers

May 13, 2016 

How Do We Build the Communities We Want, Together? : Kohaku Future Center Part1

Tohoku Interview: Community Building

April 06, 2016 

About Japan NPO Center

Who We Are

Supporting civic activities and promoting cross-sector collaboration, JNPOC acts as a national infrastructure organization for the growing nonprofit sector in Japan.

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What We Do

JNPOC offers various programs/services such as capacity-building programs, civil society forums, policy-oriented reseach, and disaster-recovery programs with various partners.

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