News 2016

Senior Myanmar Military Officials Visit Japan

Group photograph aboard the destroyer ‘Samidare’ after attending a presentation at Kure Naval Base

Kumamoto Earthquake Support – Launch of Financial Support System for Homes and Businesses

Since immediately after the earthquakes that struck Kumamoto and surrounding prefectures in April,

Exploring the Nightlife of Fish!

What do the fish in an aquarium do at night when there are no people around? To answer that question

Invitation to The Nippon Foundation Social Innovation Forum 2016

With an aging, contracting population, Japan’s social structure is facing a major turning point, m

Kumamoto Earthquakes – Activities Update

During May–July, The Nippon Foundation Student Volunteer Center (Gakuvo) sent five groups, totaling

International Symposium on Capacity Building for Sustainable Oceans

To mark the beginning of The Nippon Foundation’s Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project)

5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima on Radiation and Health

Thirty years have passed since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, and five years have passe

Leaders of Innovative Projects Chosen

The 11 selected Social Innovators The Nippon Foundation is organizing a major event, The Nippon Foun

This Year’s Various “Marine” Events

The Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project) logo Amid calls to bring attention to the

Bmaps Barrier-Free App Goes Global

The Nippon Foundation has introduced the Bmaps barrier-free information-sharing application overseas

Interfaith Appeal to Eliminate Discrimination

The Vatican hosted an interfaith, international symposium to enhance awareness of leprosy and dispel

Mapping 100% of the Ocean Floor by 2030

Roughly 220 people attended the forum Prince Albert II of Monaco (left) talks with Yohei Sasaka

For Children Who Have Difficulty Reading

Dyslexia is a learning disability resulting from impairment in the brain’s ability to process langua

Kumamoto Earthquakes – Emergency Support for Oita Prefecture

The Nippon Foundation President Takeju Ogata (left) and Oita Governor Katsusada Hirose As part o

Project to Address Childhood Poverty Launched to Break Chain of Poverty

Benesse Holdings Executive Vice President Kenichi Fukuhara and The Nippon Foundation Chairman

Third Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

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

Briefing on The Nippon Foundation’s 2016 Myanmar Project Plans

As April is the beginning of The Nippon Foundation’s fiscal year, we would like to take this opportu

Bmaps Barrier-Free Map Application

In advance of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, The Nippon Foundation held a press conference at its

Emergency Support in Response to Kumamoto Earthquakes

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation (left), and center director Yoshiaki Umetani A

Consolation Monies for Homes Damaged by Kumamoto Earthquakes

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, announcing emergency support measures for the K