Some responses to common questions i get about nonprofits in Japan

Q#1 Do you know how many registered NPOs there are and how many exist that are not officially registered?

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42170 as of June 30 or July 31 this year depending on which site you look at!
by issue break down https://www.npo-homepage.go.jp/data/bunnya.html
by regions https://www.npo-homepage.go.jp/data/pref.html

If you include social welfare groups or groups listed under the new 社団法人 system then the number is much higher
this site has that type of org data
http://nopodas.com/contents.asp?code=10001004&idx=100326
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Q#2 # of unofficial or unregistered groups ???
not sure i have seen numbers like 80,000 and 200,000 but not really sure which is more accurate.


Q#3 are here stats on ave size and funding?

The japan npo center and japan foundation center used to have this data online but i can not find it right now please let me know if you find such data anywhere!
* some old data (maybe 2002 or 2004 ?)

Financial status:
Average annual income per organization: 2 million yen.

Average number of staff at nonprofit organizations: 1.2 FTE (2000), 1.8 FTE (2004)
3.2% (1995) 5% (2004) of economically active population working in the nonprofit sector
Revenue Sources: all nonprofits, from different info sources
1995: 47% from government, 45% from membership dues, service fees and activity revenues and 9% from donations.
2000 55.8% from activity fees, 14% grants, 10% from donations, 12.5% other

Average individual donations: around 3000yen (stable over 1990 -2004)

Tax deductions and accreditation - Special status, difficult for most NPOs to qualify => about 149 have the status now

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