• Vision

    Our goal is to achieve a global society where people are liberated from hunger, poverty and violation of human rights, where people live in harmony with nature, where people are assured of equal and fair opportunities for participation in deciding directions for their society, and where people mutually respect diverse cultures and values, while living together.


    • To promote networking and collaborative activities among citizens’ organizations (NGOs) engaged in international cooperation.
    • To facilitate collective action by its members and wider Japanese civil society to influence the policies and practice of governments and institutions at domestic and international levels.
    • To strengthen the institutional capability of NGOs in carrying out their missions.
    • To disseminate information and knowledge concerning people’s living conditions in developing regions of the world and the impact of the public’s way of life on these people.
    • To enlighten the general public on the role of NGOs and encourage them to participate in NGO activities in any form.

    Code of Conduct for NGOs

    We live in a global society with growing interdependence which is confronted with poverty, hunger, refugees, overconsumption, environmental disruption, violation of human rights, gender discrimination, and a plethora of other concerns. We are a civil organization (NGO) engaged in international development, initiated and supported by participation of the citizens, and have been tackling those cross-border issues in a global perspective from non-governmental and non-profit standpoints. We, as member NGOs of JANIC, declare that we subscribe to and operate according to the Code below, which is based on mutual cooperation to meet the rising expectations towards NGOs on global and national platforms and to fulfill our social responsibilities and roles.

    • 1.Promotion of self-sustainability
      We promote self-sustainability of people in developing nations and those who are socially vulnerable by bringing out their own potentials and reducing dependency.
    • 2. Equal partnership
      Founded upon equal partnerships with people and NGOs in developing nations, we mutually honor each other’s values and culture and freely exchange opinions and information.
    • 3. Global citizen learning
      We acknowledge that we are partly responsible for the issues confronted by developing nations and promote learning as global citizens to further deepen our understanding of the North-South issue and other global issues and review our own ways of life and awareness.
    • 4. Policy recommendation
      We implement constructive policy recommendations to governments, local governments,private enterprises, and the society at large towards realization of sustainable society where human dignity is promised.
    • 5. Open organizational operation
      We seek participation from citizens at large and implement organizational operation in a democratic way, at the same time, information regarding our causes, aims, activities, and their outcomes are disclosed.
    • 6. Impartial resource management
      We manage, effectively utilize, and account for donations originating from citizens’ benevolence and public funds with impartiality.

    Members of JANIC support the Code of Conduct for NGOs.

  • History

    JANIC was founded in 1987 by a group of NGO leaders who saw the need to better coordinate activities in Japanese society and facilitate communication with groups overseas.

  • Chairperson

    Hiroshi Taniyama

    Board Member, Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC)

    Vice Chairperson

    Hitoshi Ichikawa

    Managing Director, Shanti Volunteer Association

    Toyoaki Komatsu

    Secretary General, Shapla Neer – Citizens’ Committee in Japan for Overseas


    Michiyo Adachi

    Director & Manager, IVY

    Masaaki Ohashi

    Professor, University of the Sacred Heart

    Machiko Kaida

    Executive Director, C-Rights (Japan International Center for the Rights of the Child)

    Co-Founder and CEO, Cross Fields

    Eno Nakamura

    Executive Director, Development Education Association and Resource Center/DEAR

    Ruiko Monda

    Executive Director, AIDS Orphan Support NGO PLAS

    Keita Yamamoto

    Representative, KIYOSHICHI.LLD

    Makiko Akabane

    Director Japan, CSR Asia

    Masaya Onimaru

    Executive Director・Co-Founder, Terra Renaissance

    Koichi Kaneda

    ESG Promotion Department Senior Specialist, NTT DATA

    Mariko Kinai

    Executive Director, World Vision Japan

    Keisuke Motoki

    Chair of the Board, Kamonohashi Project

    Kazuo Tsurumi

    Executive Managing Director & Secretary General, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations (JACO)

    Kaori Kuroda

    Executive Director, CSO Network Japan

    Akiko Takai

    Deputy Secretary General , Save the Children Japan

    Yuichi Tanada

    Executive Managing & National Director,, Plan International Japan

    Masayuki Nakayama

    Associate professor, Kokushikan University

  • Networks

    ADA(Asian Development Alliance (ADA)
    CHS Alliance 
    Civil Society Platform for Japan’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (BHR-NAP Platform)
    Coalition for Legislation to Support Citizens’ Organizations (C’s)
    CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)
    Development Education Association and Resource Center (DEAR)
    Forum for Global Solidarity Tax
    Global Compact Network Japan
    GNDR(Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction)
    G7 Global Taskforce
    Japan Civil Network for Disaster Relief in the East Japan
    Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan) 
    Japan Fundraising Association 
    Japan Legacy Gift Association
    Japan NGO Action Network for Civic Space (NANCiS)
    Japan NGO Initiative for Safety and Security, JaNISS 
    Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) 
    Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
    NGO Network for SR Initiatives, Japan
    Reality of Aid 

  • Profile / Access

    • Organization Name
      Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
    • Founded
      October, 1987
    • Representative
      Hiroshi Taniyama
    • Activities
      Promote partnership among NGOs
      Research and Advocacy
      Strengthen Capacity and Social Responsibility of NGOs
      Promote Support and Citizen Participation
      Encourage dialogues between NGOs and other sectors
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Address
      5th Floor, Avaco Building 2-3-18 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 169-0051 JAPAN
      Tel 03-5292-2911 Fax 03-5292-2912 global-citizen@janic.org
    • Access
      a 8-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Waseda Station Exit 3b
      a 13-minute walk form Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Nishi-Waseda Station Exit 1
      a 3-minute walk from Toei Bus Get off at Nishi-Waseda
  • Report