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The Civil Society Monitor serves as one of the only sources of English-language information on the current state of Japan's nonprofit sector. It seeks to link Japan's nonprofit sector with the international community by reporting on current events and noteworthy activities and organizations in Japan's emerging civil society.


Special Report, March 2015 (English)

US Giving for Japan's 2011 Disaster Totals $737 Million (Four-year update)

Issue 14, October 2014 PDF [660k]

Can Japan Welcome Immigrants? A Shrinking Population Spurs a Growing Debate

Special Report, March 2014 (English | Japanese version)

US Giving for Japan Disaster Reaches $730 Million (Three-year update)

Special Report, March 2013 (English | Japanese version)

US Giving in Response to Japan's March 11 Disaster Exceeds $710 Million. (Two-year update)

Special Report, September 2012 (English version PDF)

Friendship across Borders: Nearly 100 US Sister City Organizations Raise Relief Funds for Japan

Special Report, September 2012 (English version PDF)

US Giving in Response to Japan's March 11 Disaster Exceeds $665 Million. (18-month update)

Special Report, March 2012 (English | Japanese version PDF)

US Giving in Response to Japan's March 11 Disaster Tops $630 Million

Issue 13, November 2008 PDF [152k]

G8 Mobilization Reflects Progress of Japan's NGOs

Issue 12, August 2007 PDF [280k]

Breaking New Ground for NGO Advocacy in Japan

Issue 11, October 2005 PDF [176k]

Japan's Nonprofit Sector Fights AIDS

Issue 10, April 2005 | PDF [256k]

Tsunami Response Showcases NGO Progress and Challenges

Issue 9, June 2004 | PDF [192k]

New Fundraising Initiatives Seek to Bolster Growth of Nonprofit Sector

Issue 8, December 2003 | PDF [84k]

New Legal Reform Efforts Receive Mixed Welcome

Issue 7, February 2002 | PDF [96k]

Local Initiatives Support Nonprofit Organizations and Activities in Japan

Issue 6, July 2001 | PDF [180k]

New Tax Bill Gives Partial Victory to NPOs

Issue 5, September 1999 | PDF [116k]

NPO Law and Civil Society's New Phase of Development

Issue 4, April 1998 | PDF [188k]

New NPO Law Fosters Enabling Environment

Issue 3, October 1997 | PDF [76k]

NPO Bill Passes the Lower House

Issue 2, Spring 1997 | PDF [104k]

Debate over New NPO Law Intensifies

Issue 1, Fall 1996 | PDF [108k]

The Recent Debate on the Role of NPOs in Japan and Private-Sector Responses