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

Myriad USA
JNPOC serves as the Japanese country advisor.

JNPOC serves as the Japanese country advisor.

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

Avenell, S. (2017)
Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Avenell, S. (2010)
Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan
Berkeley, CA: University of California 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

Hasegawa, K. (2004)
Constructing Civil Society in Japan: Voices of Environmental Movements
Melbourne, Victoria: Trans Pacific Press

Hirata, K. (2002)
Civil Society in Japan: The Growing Role of NGOs in Tokyo’s Aid Development Policy
New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Kage, R. (2011)
Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Kingston, J. (Ed.). (2014)
Critical issues in contemporary Japan

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: Routledge

Pekkanen, R. (2006)
Japan’s dual civil society: Members without advocates
Stanford, CA: 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

Reimann, K. D. (2010)
The Rise of Japanese NGOs: Activisms from Above
New York: Routledge

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

Book Chapters on Japanese Civil Society

Kuroda, K. & Ishida, Y. (2017)
CSR in Japan: Towards Integration and Corporate-CSO Partnership (Chapter 12). In S. Hasan (Ed.), Corporate social responsibility and the three sectors in Asia: How conscious engagement can benefit civil society (pp. 45–71)
New York: Springer International Publishing

Okuyama, N. & Yamauchi, N. (2016)
Giving in Japan: The Role of Philanthropy in Strengthening Civil Society (Chapter 24). In P. Wiepking & F. Handy (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of global philanthropy
London: Palgrave Macmillan

Journal Articles on Japanese Civil Society

Avenell, S. A. (2010)
Facilitating spontaneity: The state and independent volunteering in contemporary Japan. Social Science Japan Journal, 13(1), 69–93.

Deguchi, M. (2016)
Globalization, glocalization, and Galapagos syndrome: Public interest corporations in Japan. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, 18(1), 5–14.

Ishida, Y. & Okuyama, N. (2015)
Local charitable giving and civil society organizations in Japan. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26(4), 1164–1188.

Kawashima, N. (2001)
The emerging nonprofit sector in Japan: Recent changes and prospects. The Nonprofit Review, 1(1), 5–14.

Okada, A., Ishida, Y., Nakajima, T., & Kotagiri, Y. (2017)
The state of nonprofit sector research in Japan: A literature review. Voluntaristics Review, 2(3), 1-68.

Okada, A., Ishida, Y., & Yamauchi, N. (2017)
Effectiveness of social media in disaster fundraising: Mobilizing the public towards voluntary actions. International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, 4(1), 49–68.

Okura, S. & Kaigo, M. (2016)
Who leads advocacy through social media in Japan? Evidence from the “tsukuba civic activities cyber-square” facebook page. Information, 7(4), 66–77.

Onishi, T. (2007)
Japanese fundraising: A comparative study of USA and Japan. International Journal of Education Advancement, 7(3), 205–225.

Ouchi, M. (2004)
Charitable giving in Japan: A comparative study of Japan and the United States. The Nonprofit Review, 4(1), 39–52.

Schwartz, F. (2002)
Civil society in Japan reconsidered. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 3(2), 195–215.

Shaw, R. & Goda, K. (2004)
From disaster to sustainable civil society: The Kobe experience. Disasters, 28(1), 16–40.

Taniguchi, H. (2013)
The influence of generalized trust on volunteering in Japan. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42(1), 127–147.

Taniguchi, H. (2010)
Who are volunteers in Japan? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly., 39(1), 161–179.

Tsujinaka, Y. & Pekkanen, R. (2007)
Civil society and interest groups in contemporary Japan. Pacific Affairs, 80(3), 419–437.

Special thanks to Dr. Aya Okada for providing additional bibliography information on Japanese civil society.