Mar 9, 2015

Donations down sharply four years after 3/11

Donations for victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been decreasing sharply, a sign of waning public interest in the disaster that left over 15,000 people dead or missing. A Kyodo News survey found that donations received by the Japanese Red Cross ...

Farm minister denies returned donation was illegal

Feb 13, 2015

Farm minister denies returned donation was illegal

Farm minister Koya Nishikawa said Friday that he doesn’t regard a political donation he returned to a wood-processing company as illegal. Nishikawa was speaking to reporters after the Mainichi Shimbun reported Friday that the September 2012 donation to the Liberal Democratic Party’s branch in ...

NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

Dec 3, 2014

NPO lends support to Filipino dropouts

by Dolora Cardeno

A charity in the Philippines is helping an important but often overlooked segment of the population: school dropouts. Over the past 40 years, ERDA Foundation has been giving youngsters the means to continue with studies they might otherwise abandon because of hardship such as ...

Laotians learn about land rights through theater

Dec 3, 2014

Laotians learn about land rights through theater

by Shusuke Murai

The Japan International Volunteer Center supports villagers in Laos by educating them about land rights, using theater as a way to help them understand the legal system and develop a better future for their nation independently. This year, the group known as JVC used ...

Nov 4, 2014

Ebola crisis highlights China's philanthropic shortfall

China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons — it has more than anywhere outside the United States — have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy ...