Japan NPO Center’s Searchable Online Database

Japan NPO Center’s Searchable Online Database

The Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) has been running and administering a searchable online database called NPO-Hiroba (http://www.npo-hiroba.or.jp) since 2001. This database contains data for all “Specified Non-profit Corporations” (approx. 50,000 incorporated non-profit organisations), which is the main type of nonprofits operating in Japan. The basic information of new incorporated organisations is added periodically, and with a unique user ID & password, each nonprofit can add and update its organisational information. We suggest that you use Google translate for translations from Japanese into other languages.

The NPO Hiroba Database for Japanese Nonprofit is clearly aimed at greater disclosure and visibility of NPOs in Japan, which contributes to greater accountability within the non-profit sector. It moreover helps the interested global public to acquire insights about civil society organisations operating in Japan.

Does your organisation have a civil society accountability or transparency practice that you would like to showcase here? Please let us know in the form below – any language is welcome! If you have any questions, please let us know at agna@civicus.org

Contact Person


Online database (available in Japanese but you can use Google translate for other languages): http://www.npo-hiroba.or.jp


Kazuho Tsuchiya: E-mail General Enquiries: E-mail

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"Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) has been seeking out what makes a NPO a trustworthy NPO , which is trusted by its beneficiaries, supporters and society at large. This is why JNPOC has engaged to create and promote various tools to enhance NPO’s accountability and transparency within NPOs, not to be coerced from outside force. We believe in the power of NPOs. Website link to the Accountability Practice http://www.npo-hiroba.or.jp "