News 2015

Second Pilot Project for “Social Impact Bond” Structure

On June 8, the Nippon Foundation decided to join, as a participating organization, the Ministry of

Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa to be Awarded IMO’s International Maritime Prize

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) informed the Nippon Foundation via the Ministry of Lan

UN Human Rights Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution on Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy

The Nippon Foundation’s Chairman Yohei Sasakawa said, “I sincerely welcome the resolution adopted a

Nippon Foundation Nereus Program Reveals Critical State of World’s Oceans in 2050

A press conference was held on June 30, 2015, to announce the release of a new report about the

Applications being Accepted for Fiscal 2015 ROCKET Project Scholars

The ROCKET (Room Of Children with Kokorozashi and Extraordinary Talents) Project, a joint program of

1,000 Volunteers Plant 6,000 Trees Largest Event to Date to Replace Shrine Groves Lost in Tsunami

The Nippon Foundation and tsunami-damaged Hachiman Shrine jointly held a tree-planting event y

Fifth and Final Regional Symposium on Leprosy and Human Rights

The Nippon Foundation organized the Fifth Symposium on Leprosy and Human Rights, which was held as o

Press Conference to Announce Launch of New Organization for Organizational Support and Volunteer Training for Tokyo Paralympics

The Nippon Foundation has established The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center as a new organ

UN Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Side Event

The Nippon Foundation has organized a side event at the 8th session of the Conference of States Part

Symposium: Toward a Society in which Children Can Grow Up in Families

Japan has announced a prefectural-level plan that seeks to raise the percentage of children requirin

From “Maritime” to “Oceans”

A ceremony was held on May 19, 2015, to mark the completion of construction of a new building at Wor

G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce Symposium

The Nippon Foundation, together with the Japan Impact Investment Task Force and the SROI Network Jap

Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

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

Creating Forests in Tsunami-Damaged Shrine Grounds

The Nippon Foundation and Yamada Shrine, which had its main building destroyed and grove washed away

Courtesy call by Myanmar’s Minister of the President’s Office, U Aung Min to Discuss Basic Agreement on the Draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

U Aung Min, Minister for the President’s Office (left) meets Special Envoy of the Government

Exploring “Social Impact Bond” Structure in Japan

The Nippon Foundation has concluded an agreement with the City of Yokosuka for a pilot project to pr

Tokyo Forum: Thinking about TURN Today

More than 120 people attended the forum To mark the halfway point of the joint exhibition o

Message from Chairman of The Nippon Foundation regarding the successful conclusion of Nationwide Ceasefire negotiations in Myanmar

Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, welcomes the recent agreement between the Union

UN University for Peace Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (Full Scholarship)

With Asia having experienced many conflicts and disputes of various types in recent years, the Nippo

TURN Exhibition Moves to 3rd Location

“TURN – From Land to Sea (Exploring People’s Innate Capabilities),” Japan’s first nationally touring