Filipinos residing in Japan, particularly in and around Nagoya, have for the past 13 years been turning to a nongovernmental organization operating from a six-mat room in the city's Naka Ward for help in resolving problems ranging from domestic violence to the arrest of family members.

The Filipino Migrants Center in Nagoya has helped resolve more than 1,000 domestic violence and other cases since it was established in 2000.

The NGO has collaborated with local governments to offer consultations and other services for people in need of assistance.