As a national infrastructure organization for the nonprofit sector, the Japan NPO Center:
To solve problems that are expected to arise in society over the next five years, and to create an ideal NPO that will be able to meet the needs of this time, we, the Japan NPO Center, have determined our role to be as follows:
In order to broaden the leadership and staff base of NPOs, we will recruit and involve new talent, while striving to cultivate people who have the “NPO spirit” (with awareness of citizens’ movements and social change) at the same time.
We will actively gather information on local communities, organize this information, and disseminate it nationwide. By sharing information on each local initiative with the rest of the nation, we will contribute to the revitalization of local NPOs.
Through collaboration with local NPO support centers, we will implement programs that are needed in each local community. We will also strive to clarify the position of support centers.
We will promote research studies based on empirical knowledge, and establish a system for translating the results into policy proposals and new programs. We will also explore collaboration with universities and research institutions.
As globalization proceeds, we will not limit ourselves to domestic problems, but will actively participate in efforts to tackle global problems, sending and receiving information to and from NPOs both within and outside Japan.
We will actively engage in the utilization of existing media, while giving consideration to collaboratively developing our unique media.
Japan NPO Center upholds these core values in the operation of our organization and in the implementation of all our activities: