chapter  10
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The philanthropic tradition and fund raising for the voluntary and non-profit sector in Japan


Since the enactment of the 1998 Law to promote Specified Non-profit Activities, as discussed in Chapters 4 and 5 to this volume, voluntary and non-profit organizations are becoming more popular and a recognized feature of contemporary Japanese society. Previous chapters have looked at the history and impact of this Law in general. This chapter looks at the funding of non-profit organizations and their resource needs in the new situation. In it, I will use VNPO (Voluntary Non-profit Organizations) to denote grass-roots citizens’ organizations and will use NPO (Non-profit Organizations) to talk about such organizations in their broadest sense.