News 2015

Aiming for an Inclusive Society

A press conference was held on December 21 at The Nippon Foundation to officially announce the Found

Estimating the Economic Effect of Child Poverty

To understand the increasingly severe problem of child poverty from an economic perspective, The N

Opening Ceremony and 1st Class

The second year of the ROCKET (Room Of Children with Kokorozashi and Extraordinary Talents) Project

ROCKET Project for Talented Children

Para-Ekiden in Tokyo 2015

The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center (the “Support Center”) held the Para-Ekiden in Tokyo

Progress Report on Japan’s First 3 Pilot Projects

Discussing the progress of the pilot projects (left to right: Yoshihiro Kamozaki; Kei Kudo; Yusuke

Chairman Yohei Sasakawa Receives International Maritime Prize

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, received the International Maritime Organiz

Japan’s No. 1 Volunteer Prefecture

The Nippon Foundation and Tottori Prefecture have agreed to work together on a project to mak

Second Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

The Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference, a project supported by The Nippon Foundatio

Official Opening of The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center’s New Office

A press conference was held on November 10 at The Nippon Zaidan Building (The Nippon Foundatio

Statement regarding Myanmar Ceasefire Agreement

Statement regarding Myanmar Ceasefire Agreement Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, The Nippon Foundation I w

Ceasefire Agreement between Myanmar Government and Ethnic Armed Organizations

Representatives of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and eight ethnic arme

Manga Edutainment!

The Nippon Foundation has taken note that manga (Japanese comics) are “fun” and “easy to under

Tottori Prefecture Hosts 2nd National High School Sign Language Performance Championship

The Second National High School Sign Language Performance Championship, hosted by Tottori Pref

Emerging Women Entrepreneurs Forum

The Nippon Foundation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will jointly hold an Em

Tokyo International Literary Festival 2016 Announced

The 3rd Tokyo International Literary Festival will take place from March 2 to 6, 2016. The fest

Senior Officers Visit Defense Ministry, SDF Bases

A group of nine senior military officers from Myanmar visited Japan from August 20 to 30 as part of

JVPF to Support AsMama’s Work in “Child Care Sharing”

Japan Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF), jointly operated by the Nippon Foundation and Social Investm

70 Years after WWII, Issue of Japanese Descendants in the Philippines Still Unresolved Delegation Visits Japan to make Urgent Appeal

Seven representatives of Japanese descendants in the Philippines visited Japan on July 22-23, to re

Nippon Bunraku Project – Performance in Bunraku’s Birthplace to Mark 400 Years of Dotonbori

The Nippon Foundation held a press conference on July 8 to announce Nippon Bunraku performances, to

Third Pilot Project for “Social Impact Bond” Structure

The Nippon Foundation and Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, announced on July 16, 2015, that they wi