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Civil Society Development

Civil Society Monitor

For more than three decades, JCIE has been promoting the development of a vibrant civil society in Japan, Asia Pacific, and around the world by creating collaborative networks of civil society organizations worldwide, encouraging cooperation on common challenges, legal and regulatory framework for the nonprofit sector and promoting philanthropy. As part of this effort, JCIE carries out research and dialogue projects designed to contribute to an enhanced role for civil society organizations in the governance of society. (Also visit the CivilNet section for more information about JCIE's efforts in this arena.)

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Evolving Role of Civil Society in Japan

Nonprofit Legal System

Unofficial Translations of Basic Laws Governing Non-profits in Japan

Amended Law to Promote Specified Nonprofit Activities | pdf [pdf 144k] (amended "NPO Law" indicating revisions made as of April 9, 2003)

Outline of the 2003 Revision of the Special Tax Measures Law | [pdf 20k] (approved December 2002)

Philanthropy

Cross Sectoral Cooperation

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