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NGO's (Non-Governmental Organizations) in Japan

This working group is focused on identifying the NGO's working in Japan, and monitoring their activities in order to determine gaps that need to be filled.

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Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

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Local Students in Tohoku: Match the Needs and Supplies

submitted by Tomohiko

 I found a nice effort by local students in Tohoku:

 This is intended to match the needs and supplies.

Consortium of NGO's - in Japanese

submitted by Mika

A consortium of NGOs, which provide consolidated info  for people in the devastated area - in Japanese

NGO's in Japan

A list of NGO's in Japan, with links to their Japan office or U.S. office (if available):

Peace Winds Japan / America (PWJ/PWA)

Japanese Emergency NGO's (JEN)

Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO)

Save the Children


World Vision

Red Cross 


Platform agencies raising funds for locally-active NGOs in Japan:

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)

Give 2 Asia

Global Giving

Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA)

International NGOs channeling their donations to partner NGOs in Japan:

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Mercy Corps

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


The Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Scene in Japan

This page attempts to assimilate information on Japanese NPOs. Due to the broad nature of non- profit and non-governmental activities in Japan, information on volunteering, non-profits, community groups etc. is also included. 

List of Japanese Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Websites

Most of the NGO websites listed below are those with overseas projects. These NGOs implement projects with local partners in target countries, rather than provide financial aid, grants or subsidies. The websites contain mostly Japanese info. Click on "English" where available - sometimes this English info is very limited. Websites of international NGOs' (with Japan offices, for example CARE, WWF etc.) are not listed. 

Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)

The Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) currently has 31 NGOs among their membership assisting victims in disaster areas through various means, such as distribution of basic necessities to evacuation shelters, cooking and providing hot meals at evacuation shelters, providing medical care and supplies, and offering counseling services. The needs of the disaster areas are changing daily and their member NGOs' relief efforts will also continue to change as they accommodate those needs.


Details of 28 of the 31 JANIC members' activities with respect to the Japan earthquake and tsunami, and links to their individual websites where details can be obtained (some in Japanese, and some in English) 

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