Resources

Organizations

English websites of major national- and metropolitan-level organizations supporting Japanese nonprofits in various measures

JNPOC Partners Outside Japan


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CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
JNPOC is an associate member of AGNA (Affinity Group of National Associations).

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CSR360 Global Partner Network (CSR360 GPN)
JNPOC is a core partner.

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Give2Asia
JNPOC is the Japanese field advisor.

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TechSoup Global
JNPOC is the Japanese partner which runs the program of TechSoup Japan.

Books on Japanese Civil Society

Selection of relevant publications on Japanese nonprofits/civil society

Aldrich, D. (2010)
Site fights: Divisive facilities and civil society in Japan and the West
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press
Ducke, I. (2007)
Civil society and the internet in Japan
London: Routledge
Haddad, M. (2007)
Politics and volunteering in Japan: A global perspective
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Kingston, J. (Ed.). (2014)
Critical issues in contemporary Japan. Routledge.
Nishide, Y. (2009)
Social capital and civil society in Japan
Sendai: Tohoku University Press
Ogawa, A. (2009)
The failure of civil society? the third sector and the state in contemporary Japan
Albany: SUNY Press
Osborne, S. (2003)
The voluntary and non-profit sector in Japan: The challenge of change
London: RoutledgeCurzon
Pekkanen, R. (2006)
Japan’s dual civil society: Members without advocates
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press
Pekkanen, R., Smith, S., & Tsujinaka, Y. (Eds.). (2014)
Nonprofits and advocacy: Engaging community and governance in an era of retrenchment
Johns Hopkins University Press
Schwartz, F. (2003)
The state of civil society in Japan
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Sorensen, A. (2007)
Living cities in Japan: Citizens’ movements, machizukuri and local environments
London: Routledge
Sugimoto, Y. (2010)
An introduction to Japanese society (3rd ed.). Cambridge
UK: Cambridge University Press
Tsujinaka, Y., & Pekkanen, R. (2014)
Neighborhood associations and local governance in Japan. Routledge.
Vinken, H. (2010)
Civic engagement in contemporary Japan established and emerging repertoires
New York: Springer