Japan Center for International Exchange
A long time international exchange organization, JCIE provides policy analysis and other reports on Japan and Asia-Pacific. The site includes interesting projects such as Global ThinkNet and CiviNet. The latter is right on the subject of the nonprofit sector which is emerging in Japan and the neighboring region.
Comprehensive information and links to Japanese civic activities. VCOM is a research project of Keio University SFC Research Consortium.
Volunteer and NGO/NPO
Comprehensive list of NGO/NPO Webpages in Japan, created by Yasushi Kaneda.
Asian Women's Resource Exchange
An information and network service for women in Asia. It explores applications of new information and communication technologies for women's empowerment.
Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese
This California based organization provides important information on atrocities committed by Japan during the Sino-Japanese War (1931-1945).
AMDA-International (Association of Medical
Doctors of Asia, International)
The Okayama-based medical NGO, with members in 20 countries, are active "in providing humanitarian support all over the world."
Citizens' Nuclear Information
Extensive informative on Japan's nuclear issues. Research- as well as activism- oriented, CNIC provides "reliable information and public education on nuclear power" and is "dedicated to securing a safe, nuclear free world."
Forum on Environmental
Administration Reform (FEAR)
FEAR aims at making the government more accountable to the public, especially in the environmental policy making.
"Issho Kikaku is a non-profit organization formed by Tokyo-based foreign nationals which uses performing arts projects, symposia and computer networking to facilitate the internationalization process in Japan."
Volunteer Center (JVC)
Information on international volunteering. The JVC, operating in seven countries, aims at "supporting local resident's efforts to live in harmony with their surrounding natural environment."
Japan Pacific Resource Network (JPRN)
Information on corporate responsibilities and the nonprofit sector development. The California-based JPRN is active on banking and other corporate issues involving Japanese corporations.
Japan-U.S. Community Education and Exchange
Information about internships and grassroots exchanges. JUCEE is a California-based group that organizes internship-at-nonprofits programs across the Pacific.
Japan Information Access Project (JIAP)
"Unquestionably, the best starting point" for information about Japan, according to The Economist (September 6, 1997).
Policy Virtual Conference
Japan related policy discussion site, created by Dentsu Institute on Human Studies. Opinion leaders around the world put out high quality discussions.
Tokyo Kaleido Scoop
A site for counter reports from Japan, created by Tokyo-based Webcaster. Articles written before July 1998 are available.