|Status of Legal Entities||Number of existing entities||AS of|
|Specified Nonprofit Corporation||50,273||July 2015|
|*Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation
(among Specified Nonprofit Corporation)
|Public Interest Corporation||9,253||July 2014|
|General Corporation||31,900||April 2014|
|Social Welfare Corporation||19,498||March 2012|
|Private School Corporation||5,543||May 2012|
|The Relief and Rehabilitation Corporation||165||October 2012|
|Religious Corporation||182,601||December 2008|
|Medical Corporation||47,825||March 2012|
Original Source: Data Book 2014 Charitable and Non-profit Organizations in Japan, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations (modified by JNPOC)
Source: Heisei 25-nen Tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin ni kansuru Jittai chosa hokokusho, The Cabinet Office
Source: Heisei 23-nendo Tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin no jittai oyobi nintei tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin no riyojokyo ni kansuru chosa, The Cabinet Office
Over a half of Specified Nonprofit Corporations only have 0 to 5 paid staff members. Median staff members are five persons, and among them three are paid and one is full-time paid staff. This suggests that in Japan many staff work for small-sized nonprofit organizations without salary.
Overall, the median of annual staff salary is 1.37 million yen (about US$11,417; $1=120 yen) overall and 2.22 million yen for full-time staff, whereas average annual salary for private companies in Japan is 4.14 million yen.
Sources: Heisei 25-nen Tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin ni kansuru Jittai chosa hokokusho, The Cabinet Office.
Heisei 25-nendo-bun minkan kyuyo jittai tokei chosa, National Tax Administration Agency.
In 2012 an average Specified Nonprofit Corporation had about ten volunteers annually that engaged in their activities. On the other hand, about 32% of organizations did not have any volunteers in their activities.