Unleashing women’s potential: WE League’s endeavors

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G7 Hiroshima summit should be a start rather than a goal

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July 13, 2023 

Asking an NPO about employment support for people with disabilities

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July 21, 2023 

Sexual minorities “would not go” to shelters during disasters

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June 22, 2023 

The Act on the Prevention of Malicious Donation Solicitations by Organizations enacted: Summary of key takeaways

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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

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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