Activity Spotlight

The Nippon Foundation tackles a broad range of issues facing humanity. Read on to learn about our activities aimed at building a society where all people support one another.

Overcoming Leprosy

2016.05.09 Medical treatment has brought leprosy under control everywhere in the world but Brazil. But there is still deep-rooted discrimination against those affected by the disease, and the Nippon Foundation continues the struggle to truly overcome it.
Elimination of Leprosy
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Activity Spotlights

Aiming for an inclusive society

2016.08.15

With the aim of a society in which all people can actively participate, The Nippon Foundation is taking the lead with innovative support activities in areas including employment for persons with disabilities, enhancement of barrier-free maps, and preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Considering the Future of the World’s Oceans

2015.05.29

Today’s problems related to the world’s oceans directly impact the food situation for average households. The Nippon Foundation is engaging in various initiatives to ensure that future generations can enjoy the bounty of the sea.

THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN

Bringing Smiles to Seriously Ill Children and their Families

2015.03.06

The Nippon Foundation is building facilities and providing a variety of services to create frameworks that support families facing the challenge of caring for children with serious illnesses.

A FUTURE FOR YOUTH

Arts and Sports for a Better Society

2015.01.20

The Nippon Foundation is building ties between communities and generations through its efforts to promote traditional culture and lifelong sports.

ENRICHING CULTURE

Bringing the World Books from Japan

2014.09.24

The “Read Japan” program in recent years has enhanced the understanding of Japan around the world by providing overseas libraries with books related to the country. One related outcome of the program’s efforts is the Tokyo International Literary Festival—the first event of its kind in Japan—held in March 2013.

FORGING GLOBAL TIES

Asian Ties

2014.09.12

Despite the rapid economic growth in Southeast Asia, countries in this region still face a host of problems, including poverty, inadequate heath care, and environmental degradation. The Nippon Foundation is cooperating with its neighbors in Asia to help them achieve true self-sufficiency.

FORGING GLOBAL TIES

Raising the Status of Sign Language

2014.08.27

Sign language is a native language among people who are Deaf. The Nippon Foundation provides support for initiatives that promote the recognition of sign language as well as educational programs through the medium of sign language in order to realize a society in which Deaf people can participate with their full potential.

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Preparing for the Next Disaster

2014.06.06

A natural disaster can strike at any time, but communities are stepping up their efforts to prepare for that possibility. And the Nippon Foundation, for its part, is supporting an array of new initiatives aimed at minimizing the damage caused by a disaster.

IN THE CAUSE OF LIFE

A Better Life for Everyone in Myanmar

2014.05.16

This article looks at the initiatives the Nippon Foundation has taken in Myanmar to resolve ethnic minority issues and improve the lives of all the people of Myanmar, stretching back to the time the country was under military rule.

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Conveyers of Smiles

2013.11.29

The Nippon Foundation’s welfare vehicles are active in many areas, including use to help welfare organizations transport clients and activities in areas stricken by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This series takes a closer look at the positive contribution made by these vehicles and boats and other watercraft donated by the foundation.

ENHANCING COMMUNITIES

Dedicated to Ending Famine in Africa

2013.04.22

Learn more about how the Sasakawa Africa Association has been helping to improve agriculture over the past 25 years by promoting a “green revolution” aimed at helping people secure stable food supplies.

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Nurturing the Dreams and Aspirations of Youth

2013.02.18

The Nippon Foundation is involved in a variety of initiatives designed to respond to the growing aspirations of young people to contribute to society and help them give form to their ideas.

A FUTURE FOR YOUTH

A Raw, Powerful Trend in the Art World

2012.11.28

Art brut is an unfettered, primal genre that channels the creative powers of artists with no formal training. Today interest is growing in this artistic field in Japan.

ENRICHING CULTURE

”ROAD Project” to Help Rebuild Tohoku

2012.11.26

In assisting the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Nippon Foundation teams up with NPOs and volunteer groups, based on its emphasis on “connections”—and this has led to the creation of new ways of assisting disaster victims.

IN THE CAUSE OF LIFE