About Us

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a nonprofit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world. Initially our efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of our activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields—carried out in more than 100 countries to date. Together with our more than 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide we are funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.

Recent Activities

The Nippon Foundation is engaged in a broad range of support activities. Below are some of our major activities in recent years.