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    The Law Affecting Civil Society in Asia

    April 21, 2020

    Made up of more than 40 countries, Asia defies easy categorization. On the one hand, many countries are home to vibrant civil society sectors. On the other hand, in too many countries, state regulatory controls on civil society are becoming increasingly restrictive.

    Globalization, Glocalization, and Galápagos Syndrome: Public Interest Corporations in Japan (PDF)

    May 1, 2016

    International Journal of Not -for -Profit Law / vol. 18, no. 1 , May 2016 / 5 Not -for -Profit Law and Culture in Asia […]

    Tax Incentives Under the New Public Interest Corporation System

    May 21, 2013

    Non -Profit Type Others Taxable Income from 34 Specified for -profit activities taxable ◇ Even for -profit activities are tax -exempt if included in authorised […]

    Social Welfare Act

    May 16, 2013

    社 会 福 祉 法 ( 昭 和 26 年 3 月 29 日 法 律 第 45 号 )( 抄 ) ( 目 的 […]

    Law to Promote Specified Nonprofit Activities

    November 4, 2012

    A Note: Major revisions marked in bold print [UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION] Law to Promote SpeciÞed NonproÞt Activities Promulgated on March 25, 1998 (Including all revisions with […]

    Cabinet Order 141 Amending in Part the Special Tax Measures Law

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Act on Authorization of Public Interest Incorporated Associations and Public Interest Incorporated Foundations (Act No. 49 of 2006)

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Consumption Tax Overview

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Outline of Tax Treatment of Donors of Charitable Contributions

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    NGO Responses to Counterterrorism Regulations After September 11th

    November 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 4, November 2010 By Elizabeth A. Bloodgood1 and Joannie Tremblay-Boire2 We examine variations in nongovernmental organizations’ […]

    Legal Changes Affecting Not-for-Profits in Japan

    November 1, 2004

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 7, Issue 1, November 2004 By Hana Heineken, University of Tokyo, and Robert Pekkanen, University of Washington After […]

    The State of Civil Society in Japan

    February 1, 2004

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2004 Edited by Frank J. Schwartz and Susan J. Pharr Japan, with its homogeneity […]

    Reform Plan for Public Interest Juridical Persons in Japan

    August 6, 2003

    In recent times, scandals involving some public benefit juristic persons in Japan have served to erode public perceptions of these persons.

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    September 1, 2002

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 5, Issue 1, September 2002 Regional Developments in the South Pacific – Civil Society Legal Frameworks under […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    June 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2002 Regional Conference on Legal Enabling Environment for NPOs in East and Southeast Asia In […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacfic

    March 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 2-3, March 2002 China In China, the Public Welfare Donations Law has been on the books […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2001 Regional NGO Capacity Building in the Pacific Region– Towards Greater Inter-Agency Cooperation Regional […]

    Cross-Border Philanthropy: An Exploratory Study of International Giving in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Japan

    September 1, 2000

      The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 1, September 2000 By Helmut K. Anheier and Regina List Editors Reviewed by ICNL Staff […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 Australia In a bid to encourage corporate and personal philanthropy, the Prime Minister, […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional CIVICUS Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly CIVICUS held its second Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in […]