The island nation of Japan has the most developed economy in Asia. Private foundations set up by businesses and high net worth individuals have a rich tradition of grant-making, while some corporates have gone beyond philanthropy to establish funds investing in impact-driven enterprises.

Ken Ito
AVPN Representative

Ken Ito

Regional Head, East Asia
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in Japan

Japan has an innovative social economy with multiple approaches and initiatives including venture philanthropy, impact investment and social impact bonds. The country has also established a credit guarantee scheme for social purpose organisations. Download the report to access Japan's social investment landscape.

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The article details a case study on how a social enterprise in Japan partnered with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and local government to bring about major reforms in the country’s childcare system.

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The article documents how Japan is embracing new approaches such as engaging social enterprises in tackling social issues and creating systemic changes in society in the process.

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June 28, 2017

Seven things we learned from the AVPN Landscape reports

The AVPN conference this month saw more than 700 attendees convene over three days to collaborate and share knowledge. During the conference, AVPN presented two wide-ranging reports that sought to provide an overview of the philanthropy and social investment landscape in Asia as a guide for social investors to opportunities in the region. Given the vast geography and […]

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June 12, 2017

A social investment ecosystem emerges in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar

By Michael Standaert The social-impact economy in growth markets in Asia has grabbed the attention of governments in the region, according to a new report from the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Impact investment funds are launching or expanding, even in Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as in Indonesia and the Phillippines, and a new law […]

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May 19, 2017

Five things to know about the social (impact) scene in Asia

Venture philanthropy and impact investing meet in Bangkok next month People with more than a passing interest in venture philanthropy and impact investing will meet in Bangkok next week for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s 2017 Conference, June 7-9. ImpactAlpha is a media sponsor of the event. We caught up briefly with Naina Batra, CEO of […]

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