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

JNPOC Partners Outside Japan

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

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

JNPOC serves as the Japanese country advisor.

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