|Status of Legal Entities||Number of existing entities||AS of|
|Specified Nonprofit Corporation||51,269||March 2020|
|*Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation
(among Specified Nonprofit Corporation)
|Public Interest Corporation||9,718||January 2020|
|General Corporation||59,901||January 2020|
|Social Welfare Corporation||20,818||December 2018|
|Private School Corporation||7,326||2017|
|The Relief and Rehabilitation Corporation||164||October 2012|
|Religious Corporation||181,064||December 2018|
|Medical Corporation||54,795||March 2019|
Original Source: The Cabinet Office NPO Homepage, The Japan Foundation Center, Welfare and Medical Service Network System, List of School Corporations under the Jurisdiction of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2017, The National Association of offenders Rehabilitation Services, Religious Yearbook, 2018, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (modified by JNPOC)
(As of 31 March 2020, Source: The Cabinet Office NPO Homepage)
Source: Heisei 29-nen Tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin ni kansuru Jittai chosa hokokusho, The Cabinet Office
Source: Heisei 29-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 1.38 million yen (about US$12,800; $1=108 yen) overall and 2.32 million yen for full-time staff, whereas average annual salary for private companies in Japan is 4.32 million yen.
Sources: Heisei 29-nen Tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin ni kansuru Jittai chosa hokokusho, The Cabinet Office. Heisei 29-nendo-bun minkan kyuyo jittai tokei chosa, National Tax Administration Agency.
In 2017 an average Specified Nonprofit Corporation had about ten volunteers annually that engaged in their activities. On the other hand, about 21.1% of organizations did not have any volunteers in their activities.