News 2016

31 Students Selected for Third Year of ROCKET Project

Group photo of the 31 students selected for the project’s third year Opening ceremony An o

ROCKET Project for Talented Children

70% of Children are “Satisfied with Themselves”

In adoptive families, parents are actively involved with their children and 70% of children are sati

International Expert Symposium on Thyroid Issues Delivers Recommendations to Fukushima Governor

The Nippon Foundation today delivered to Masao Uchibori, governor of Fukushima Prefecture, the recom

Cooperation with UNESCO in Support for Persons with Disabilities

Shuichi Ohno, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation, announcing the UNESCO projects At a

Notice regarding New Year holidays

The Nippon Foundation will be closed from December 28 to January 4. We apologize for any inconvenien

4 Japanese Descendants in the Philippines Visit Japan

Oligario Aguan Nagata In the turmoil during and immediately after World War II, many children of J

ParaFes 2016 – Unlock Yourself

The entire cast takes a curtain call around Maki Ohguro during the finale “ParaFes 2016 – Unlock Yo

Fourth Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, the Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (“AWSEN”)will be

Draft Agenda Incorporates Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) was held

ROCKET Project’s 2016 Overseas Study Tour

The six ROCKET scholars who participated in the study tour Six students, ranging from 6th to 10th g

Manga Edutainment 2016!

Yasuhiro Yamauchi (left) and Machiko Satonaka (right) announce the 50 newly selected manga Recogniz

Bunraku’s First Oneri

The oneri procession along Nakamise-dori Many tourists delighted by the spectacle The oneri process

1st Cybathlon International Competition Held

The first international Cybathlon was held on October 8 in Zurich. Teams of technological developers

Challenge and Uncertainty in a Volatile World

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, Shin Kawashima, Kerry Lynn S. Nankivell, and Yu Tiejun (left to right

The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa to Receive Human Rights Award for Contribution to Elimination of Leprosy and Related Discrimination

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, has been named by the International Council of Nu

Training 10,000 Technicians to Strengthen Offshore Development

Koji Miyahara, Yohei Sasakawa, Yuichiro Ichikawa (left to right) The Nippon Foundation Ocean Innov

The Nippon Foundation Para Athlete Scholarship

A press conference was held today at The Nippon Foundation headquarters in Tokyo to announce the lau

The Nippon Foundation Social Innovation Forum 2016 – Exceptional Social Innovators Selected

The Exceptional Social Innovators Bringing together representatives of governments, companies, NGOs,

Learning from Chernobyl in Fukushima

The fifth installment of the International Expert Symposium in Fukushima on Radiation and Health, wh

1 in 4 People Contemplate Suicide

The Nippon Foundation’s Tatsuro Yoshikawa and Chairman Yohei Sasakawa at the press conference Ahea