Domestic Program

Free The Children Japan is operating several projects in Japan to protect the children’s rights and support children who are suffering in difficult  situations, such as from poverty, abuse, discrimination, bullying and natural disaster in this country.


Free The Children Program in Japan

All children ought to be respected as a human being.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.


However, approximately one in seven, or 13.5 percent, of all children in Japan are living in a state of poverty, according to the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions.  (The welfare ministry announced, July 2020)


Also, cases of child abuse handled by police in Japan and the number of victims under age 18 in those incidents rose to record highs in 2019. (the National Police Agency announced, March 2020)


To relieve these children from such adverse conditions, Free The Children has these projects below to support children and parents in Japan.
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Emergency Relief

Free The Children responds to natural disaster / emergency situation to save those in need and provide them what are needed during and after disasters, in cooperation with local organizations and/or government.  This includes: free online workshops for children during school closure due to Covid-19, delivering food and school supplies to single parent families, soup-runs(typhoons, earthquakes), sending toys to small children, and more.
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