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◆What kind of organization is The Genron NPO?
◆Who are participating in The Genron NPO's activities?
◆What are The Genron NPO's "self-evaluations concerning non-partisan and non-religious affiliation operations?
◆How can I get involved in The Genron NPO's activities?
Q. What kind of organization is The Genron NPO?
A. The Genron NPO is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit think tank in Japan. The Genron NPO was established in 2001 out of the belief that, for the construction of a sound civic society, it is necessary to create a venue for serious and responsible future-oriented policy debate by those with a strong sense of being a stakeholder.
The Genron NPO has been self-evaluating its non-partisan and secular management annually and has been publishing the results widely to the public. For more information on The Genron NPO, please read, "What is Genron NPO?"
Q. Who are participating in The Genron NPO's activities?
A. More than 500 Japan's representative opinion leaders such as academics, journalists, government officials and business leaders are participating in Genron NPO's activities. The Genron NPO Advisory Board oversees the organization's activities. Other than staff members, many interns and volunteers are also working to create The Genron NPO's program.
Q. What are Genron NPO's "self-evaluations concerning non-partisan and non-religious affiliation operations"?
A. We believe that, as a tax-exempt organization operated through donations, we have the obligation to work from a non-partisan and non-religious affiliation perspective. In order to prove that all of our activities are non-partisan and non-religious affiliation, we evaluate ourselves every year and publish the results widely. For more information on the results of our self-evaluations, click here.
Q. How can I get involved in Genron NPO's activities?
A. The Genron NPO is supported by many supporters who share our goals of "creating a strong platform for discussions in Japan and rebuilding democracy." Every participant has his/her own way of getting involved with us. For more information, please see the Participate section of our website.
Q. What should I do to learn more about The Genron NPO?
You can check out our website's About Us section.
Q. What are the merits of being a The Genron NPO member?
A. For more information on the types of supporters and the benefits provided for each type, click here (Japanese only).
Q. What are the donations used for?
A. The donations we receive from our supporters are used for activities such as evaluation of manifestos and the incumbent administration's performances, hosting the annual "Tokyo-Beijing Forum" and other Japan-China relations related events, as well as operations of debates in websites, forums and seminars. Please see our Accounting Information (Japanese only) for more details.
Q. Will my donations be considered tax deductible?
The Genron NPO is an authorized non-profit organization, which has been recognized by the National Tax Administration Agency. Any donation that exceeds 2,000 yen will be considered tax deductible.
Q. What should I do if I want to get involved as a volunteer or an intern?
A. Many college interns from abroad are participating in our activities by conducting research, creating materials and operating platforms for discussions. We provide our volunteers and interns with intellectually stimulating opportunities such as participating in policy evaluations, discussions with intellectuals from Japan and from abroad, etc.
For those who are interested in participating in our activities as a volunteer or an intern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A. Our website is link free, so please feel free to do so. You can use this banner to share our link.
When you share our link, please make sure to share the link for our main page http://www.genron-npo.net/en/ as English website and http://www.genron-npo.net and our original Japanese Website.
Q. Are there any publications published by The Genron NPO?
The Genron NPO has published booklets and reports. You are able to purchase them from our Genron book shop websit e (Japanese Only). For details of the publications and details on payments and shipping, please visit The Genron book shop.
Q. I would like to know about your privacy policies.
Please click here to see our privacy policies.
The Genron NPO
HSB Teppozu 4F
1-1-12 Minato, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0043 Japan
The Genron NPO was established in 2001. On June 1st 2005, The Genron NPO was approved by the National Tax Agency of Japan as the 34th certified not-for-profit organization.
In order to prove that our activities are non-partisan as well as secular, we self-evaluate its activities using a negative checklist that follows IRS’s guidelines. For more information on our self-evaluations, please click here.
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