Posted on December 02, 2021
Since its establishment in 1996, the Japan NPO Center, as an infrastructure organization for the private nonprofit sector, has carried out various activities with the understanding and cooperation of many stakeholders.
I am proud to say that we have been moving forward toward a better society, always thinking of ways to improve society and sometimes worrying about the accumulation of problems with our mid-term vision prepared every 5 years as our benchmark. In the midst of all this, the new coronavirus has spread across the globe. Society has become a place where people’s movement and communication are limited by a small invisible virus, and these limitations have no end in sight. This has not only brought stagnation to many activities that had finally begun to move, but has also confronted us with a situation where anxiety, isolation, discrimination and division have become more serious.
However, at a time when the premises of all our activities are being overturned and the achievements we have made are on the verge of collapse, we the Japan NPO Center have decided to formulate a new mid-term vision with the belief that NPOs should not stop moving forward and should play a role in creating a new future.
With the 25th anniversary giving us momentum, we believe that the challenge of moving forward in the direction indicated by this compass, i.e. our vision, will lead to the understanding and participation of many people we have yet to meet, in addition to those who have supported us so far.
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Japan NPO Center
I: Reaffirming Our Foundational Vision and Mission
II: What World Today as We See It
III: Future Initiatives of the Japan NPO Center