News 2017

Social Innovators Selected

The Nippon Foundation will hold its second Social Innovation Forum on November 17-19, 2017, at Tokyo

Number of Persons Achieving Japanese Citizenship Reaches 200

The number of Japanese descendants left in the Philippines as children after World War II who have o

1st Coast Guard Global Summit to be Held on September 14

The Nippon Foundation and the Japan Coast Guard held a press conference on July 18 to announce the C

2017 ‘Umi-to-Nippon’ Events Across Japan

Marine Day The Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project), a joint project of the Cabinet O

7 J.League Teams Assist with LTO 2017

“Leads to the Ocean” (LTO) is a joint project of The Nippon Foundation and Umisakura, an NGO that re

Number of Visitors to National Hansen’s Disease Museum Reaches 400,000

The aggregate number of visitors to the National Hansen’s Disease Museum, located in Higashimurayama

UN Human Rights Council mandates appointment of Special Rapporteur on leprosy

United Nations Office (Geneva, Switzerland) Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of The Nippon Foundation, WH

Temporary Relocation of Offices

The Nippon Foundation will temporarily relocate its offices while renovations are carried out at our

Volunteer Partnership Signed with Tokyo 2020

The Nippon Foundation on June 15 signed a partnership agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee

Proposal for Intergovernmental Panel on Ocean Governance

The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa proposed to establish the intergovernmental panel at

New capacity-building projects aiming to achieve SDGs

UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Miguel de Serpa Soares and The Nippon Foundation Chair

Announcing the Launch of Seabed 2030

Yohei Sasakawa announces the launch of Seabed 2030 at the Oceans 8 award ceremony The Intergovern

Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

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

Yohei Sasakawa Receives Health and Human Rights Award

ICN First Vice President Masako Kanai-Pak (left) presents the Health and Human Rights Award to Yohe

Flower Shop & Café Employing Persons with Disabilities Opens in Central Tokyo

The Flower Ring Project, a joint project of The Nippon Foundation and the Lorans group, which provid

Yohei Sasakawa Receives WHO Medal

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, was awarded the WHO Medal by World Health Organiz

Japan’s Negative Legacy of Leprosy

The National Sanatorium Kuriu-Rakusenen is a leprosy sanatorium located in northwestern Gunma Prefec

Training for Caregivers of Seriously Ill Children

The center’s pamphlet, ‘Bridging Lives’ Tottori University Hospital’s Children Home Care Support C

Japanese Descendant’s Shuseki Application Approved

Oligario Aguan Nagata, a resident of Mindanao Island in the Philippines and the child of a Philippin

Press Conference Marking Start of Fiscal 2017

The Nippon Foundation held a press conference at its Tokyo headquarters on April 3 to announce its b