Free The Children Program in Japan

In Japan, 1 in 7 children live in poverty.

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 projects below to support children and parents in Japan.

Scholarship program

We invite children under difficult situation to our Take Action Camp. (sponsored by Daito Kentaku Group Mirai Foundation)


Single parents support

Child poverty within single parent families are especially an issue in Japan.
With the cooperation of regional organization that are supporting single parent families, we provide necessary school supplies to these family to reduce the expenses of each family for their children to go to school.

Food Aid

With cooperation from local organizations, we are supporting operation of “Kodomo Shokudo (free/inexpensive cafeteria for kids)” and handing bento boxes that only contain safe and organic food.