Japan International Institute for Volunteering Research
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About JIVRI

Our mission:
  JIVRI is a group aims to study on volunteering and activities of non-profit organizations in the cultural context. In the today’s voluntary and non-profit sector, forcing enlightment activities, such as introducing good practice, developing know-how, discussing idealistic theory and making manual, are popular but many of them apt to be too technological and idealistic. There are very few research projects from cultural and social perspectives.
  To take root in society, basically voluntary and non-profit sector need to be fused with, succeed and develop native culture like plants need to harmonize with climate. We hope to reveal the knowledge to give voluntary and non-profit sector lasting stability as if we find water flowing beneath the surface of the earth.
  Now we are continuing research on volunteering in East Asian countries to understand it in the cultural context. As deepening exchanges and understandings through announcing our findings and holding international symposiums, we contribute to development of an East Asian community to the best of our ability for the time being.


Our activities:
- Hosting East Asia Civil Society Forum as a co-host organization.
- Participating in research meeting on civil society sector as an organizer.
- Working with national associations across the world and provide their information to the public.


International partners:
- China Association for NGO Cooperation
- Korea Forum of Volunteerism


Board members:
■Toshiyuki Aoki (President)

■Yoshiharu Shiraishi (Vice President and Secretary General)
Research Associate, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations
Guest Researcher, Kanazawa University and Ehime University

■Yoshinori Yamaoka
President, Japan Foundation Center
Chairman, Civil Society Initiative Fund
Board Member, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations

■Tetsuya Murakami

Professor, Nihon Fukushi University
Guest Researcher, Aoyama Gakuin University

■Tatsuya Hata
Professor, School of Literature, Arts, Cultural and Language Intercultural Studies, Kinki University

■Jhon Jonks
Coordinator, Korea Forum of Volunteerism


■Kenta Kusuda
Program Officer, Toyota Foundation
Collavorative Researcher, Kyoto University

■Ivy Gu
Former Director, Shanghai Amity Philanthoropy Center

■Takako Mori


Research
[Researches on international volunteerism]
China and Volunteering - Logic of Politics and Logic of Culture [PDF]

[Researches on corporate philanthropy]
Corporate Philanthropy and CSR [PDF]
Based on a comparative study on Japanese and American Corporate Philanthropy

History of Japanese Corporate Philanthropy [PDF]
Section 1 Seeking the Roots of Japanese Corporate Philanthropy –Shonindo (Japanese Merchant Principles) in Early Modern Japan

History of Japanese Corporate Philanthropy [PDF]
Section 2 From Meiji Era To The End Of World War II

History of Japanese Corporate Philanthropy
Section 3 From The End Of World War II To Now


Magazine "Civil Society Forum"
- July 2016: Vol.1
- January 2018: coming soon

 
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