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Partner Profile of the Week: CENPRI, Japan

Posted by tracycivicus on October 6, 2009

japanlogoOSIPP Center for Nonprofit Research and Information (CENPRI) was founded in April 2002 to promote graduate-level education and advanced research on various civil society issues such as NPO/NGOs, volunteering, philanthropy, corporate social responsibilities. The center provides on information Japanese and international civil societies, and publishes research papers and monographs. The center hosts monthly seminars, NPO Research Forum in Osaka and Civil Society Forum in Tokyo, both open to the public. CENPRI has grown to be a global hub center in the Asian Pacific region and promote international research with leading academic institutions overseas. CENPRI also cooperates with JANPORA, Japan NPO Research Association to promote networking of well over a thousand nonprofit and civil society researchers and practitioners, and also to publish the Nonprofit Review, biannual academic journal edited both in Japanese and in English.


Naoto Yamauchi, Ph.D, Professor of Economics, OSIPP, Osaka University


Naoko Okuyama, OSIPP, Osaka University

Midori Matsushima, OSIPP, Osaka University


CIVICUS on the Civil Society Index Project

Israeli Center for Third Sector Research (ICTR), Ben Gurion University of the Negev on comparative research project on policy initiatives for civil society

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society on Nonprofit Satellite Account Project

National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan on international academic exchange

Office: 1-31 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043, Japan




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