NICCO driven to continue Afghan aid

| Dec 5, 2013

NICCO driven to continue Afghan aid

by Atsushi Kodera

Members of the Kyoto-based nonprofit organization Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) defied danger and entered Afghanistan as soon as the brutal Taliban government had fallen. They have since continued their difficult humanitarian support activities for more than 10 years. This September, their ...

Philippine foundation assists typhoon victims

| Dec 5, 2013

Philippine foundation assists typhoon victims

by Dolora Cardeno

For 39 years, ERDA, a nongovernmental organization, has helped poor, disadvantaged and excluded children across the Philippines, especially dropouts, receive education. ERDA has helped more than 700,000 children access formal and alternative learning systems. ERDA programs and services are offered nationwide in 34 provinces ...

Asylum seekers find help at JAR

| Dec 5, 2013

Asylum seekers find help at JAR

by Magdalena Osumi

The number of people seeking asylum in Japan reached some 2,600 at the end of October, adding to the soaring rate of those with no residency rights or financial assistance. Although asylum applicants have surged sharply, especially in the last three years, the refugee-recognition ...

Mar 3, 2013

Canada cultural group to assist disaster-zone youths

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Center said Saturday it will use the 1.5 million Canadian dollars (¥137 million) in its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to assist the education of young people in the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 disasters. “The future of the region ...