Projects

Our activities span numerous fields and are global in scope. Here we introduce some of the projects we pursue on an ongoing basis.

The Nippon Foundation Kids Support Project

The Nippon Foundation Kids Support Project was launched to support children. Focusing on childhood poverty, it also includes support for special adoption programs and seriously ill children, and scholarships for children who are raised in childcare facilities.
A FUTURE FOR YOUTH

Projects

  • Live to Contribute – Initiatives for an Inclusive Society

    We are providing innovative support aimed at allowing disabled people to better display their latent abilities so that they can lead the way in encouraging and inspiring others in society.

  • Disaster Preparedness through Tree Planting

    Broad-leaved evergreen forests provide ground cohesion and resist fires, and we support tree planting to protect against natural disasters.

    ENHANCING COMMUNITIES
  • New Day Charity Fund

    This fund was established with the proceeds of a charity art auction, for the purpose of passing on Tohoku’s treasured history and culture, and creating a new sense of value.

    ENHANCING COMMUNITIES
  • Welfare Vehicles

    We provide vehicles specially equipped to support the mobility of persons with disabilities and older residents of communities in their daily lives.

    ENHANCING COMMUNITIES
  • Elimination of Leprosy

    We work around the world to eradicate leprosy as a public health threat and to do away with the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • The National Hansen’s Disease Museum

    From April 1, 2016, The Nippon Foundation has been entrusted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare with the operation of the National Hansen’s Disease Museum in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, and the Jyu-Kanbo National Museum of Detention for Hansen's Disease Patients in Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • Disability Support Projects

    We provide aid for and take part in educational, cultural, and other projects around the world to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • Agricultural Assistance in Africa

    Through the Sasakawa Africa Association, we provide technical guidance, fertilizers, and seeds to create a value chain that boosts yields and increases the incomes of smallholder farmers.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • Traditional Medicine

    Actively using traditional medicines is one way to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for people living far from healthcare centers.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • Myanmar Support Project

    The Nippon Foundation’s activities in Myanmar began in 1974 with medical support for persons affected by leprosy, and over the years since then we have engaged in roughly 70 projects, most recently focusing on peace-building initiatives.

    TOWARD HUMAN SECURITY
  • Response to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

    The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake caused major damage to a wide area of Kyushu. The Nippon Foundation is actively involved in supporting the recovery of areas damaged by the earthquakes.

    IN THE CAUSE OF LIFE
  • ROAD Project

    Launched in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster, this project raises funds and undertakes relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

    IN THE CAUSE OF LIFE
  • Hospice Program

    In cooperation with the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, we support activities to expand palliative care at hospices to enable people to live their final days in comfort and with dignity.

    IN THE CAUSE OF LIFE
  • The Nippon Foundation Dream Scholarship

    The Nippon Foundation has established a scholarship program for children raised in child care facilities, to enable them to attend college and participate fully in student life.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • Magokoro Scolarship

    The Magokoro Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students whose families have been victims of serious crimes, and because of resulting financial hardship would otherwise be unable to continue their studies.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • Happy Yurikago Project

    This project aims to create a society in which babies who cannot be raised by their biological parents can grow up in a loving household through special adoption programs for children.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund

    JVPF cultivates and supports social enterprises by providing medium- to long-term funding and through the application of business skills to support their management.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • ROCKET Project for Talented Children

    We identify elementary and middle school-aged children who have talents but cannot adapt to today’s educational environment and avoid going to school, and provide them with ongoing support for their studies and daily lives.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • Addressing Child Poverty

    The Nippon Foundation is proactively working to address childhood poverty, so that the home environment in which children are born will not hold them back in the future.

    A FUTURE FOR YOUTH
  • Paralympic Support

    The Paralympics feature hotly contested competition that showcases the abilities of athletes with impairments. Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, The Nippon Foundation is supporting para sports leagues and para-athletes in a variety of ways.

    ENRICHING CULTURE
  • Supporting Japan’s Cultural Heritage

    In addition to cultivating human resources in areas related to traditional culture and promoting traditional culture to children, we are developing activities to expose new traditional culture.

    ENRICHING CULTURE
  • Art Brut Support

    We store the works from the highly successful Art Brut Japonais exhibition and display pieces at appropriate exhibitions.

    ENRICHING CULTURE
  • Lunchtime Concerts

    To provide young musicians with an opportunity to perform, we hold free concerts during the lunch hour in the lobby of The Nippon Zaidan Building. These are casual events, with guests free to arrive and leave as their schedules permit.

    ENRICHING CULTURE
  • Tokyo International Literary Festival

    First held in 2013 as Japan’s first full-fledged international literary festival, this event brings well-known authors from Japan and around the world together in Tokyo.

    FORGING GLOBAL TIES
  • Senior Volunteers

    Japan's seniors possess valuable skills, but face language barriers outside Japan. We provide translators and arrange for these seniors to share their skills as volunteers in local communities overseas.

    FORGING GLOBAL TIES
  • Read Japan

    Through book donations and support and training for translators, we make books from Japan available to global readers in partnership with libraries, publishers, and authors.

    FORGING GLOBAL TIES
  • The Nippon Foundation International Fellowship Program

    This program allows young researchers, policymakers, and people working in fields that contribute to the public interest to study at overseas research and educational institutions.

    FORGING GLOBAL TIES
  • Nagisa-no-Koban Project

    The Nippon Foundation builds “Seaside Patrol Stations” as focal points for people and provides information regarding various seaside activities.

    THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN
  • Comprehensive Ocean Governance

    As an organization not constricted by government departmentalization, we promote the establishment of a comprehensive and effective legal and policy framework for Japan's management of its own oceans.

    THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN
  • Protecting the ASEAN Sea

    Maritime safety officers from Southeast Asian nations came to Yokohama for training in how to deal with sea accidents involving noxious chemicals and other hazardous substances.

    THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN
  • Safety in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

    We provide a wide range of support to prevent accidents in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

    THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN