News 2013

Leaders of People Affected by Leprosy Request Pope Francis to Speak Out against Discrimination

The leaders of organizations of people affected by leprosy from nine countries and Yohei Sasakawa, W

High-level Meeting of the 68th Session of the General Assembly: Disability and Development

The United Nations General Assembly held the High-level Meeting on Disability and Development on Se

The Nippon Foundation Commits $20 Million to Health Ministers’ Effort to Achieve a Leprosy-Free World

The International Leprosy Summit, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nippon Fo

“Careerism is a leprosy”: Pope’s comment dismays WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa

WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa has written to Pope Francis over the

65 Tons of Rice Provided as Emergency Relief to Meiktila in Central Myanmar Where Muslims and Buddhists Have Clashed

As a result of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, approximately 13,000 people have b

Clarification on Media Reports About the Nippon Foundation’s Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar

Recently, there have been media reports stating that, A. the Nippon Foundation has provided US$300

Yohei Sasakawa Named Japan’s Special Envoy for National Reconciliation in Myanmar

Yohei Sasakawa, the chairman of the Nippon Foundation, has been appointed Japan’s special represent

Lawyers Fight to End Discrimination

The Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has called for the abolition of laws that dis