Caritas Japan is a committee of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan which cooperates with the activities of the worldwide Catholic Church in the field
welfare and development.
Soon after World War Ⅱ, our Catholic Church began Food Delivery Service.
That was the beginning of our activity, and in 1970, Caritas Japan
■Vision and Values
Caritas Japan provides development and social services as well
as humanitarian support inside and outside the country to promote
human development programmes.
It also supports domestic social work.
Caritas Japan works not only for emergency relief but also for
the elimination of poverty by supporting education, health and
human development programmes based on respect for human dignity
and human rights. To create a society that respects human dignity,
we promote solidarity and cooperation with the oppressed to support
self-help efforts in order to realize a self-reliant society sharing
goals with one another as partners. Caritas Japan supports people
regardless of race, gender, religion or politics. We respect the
traditional and cultural values of local partners who are actively
involved in the decision-making process of the projects.
＊President: Bishop Isao Kikuchi
＊Vice President: Bishop Kazuo Koda
＊Executive Director: Rev. Takashi Seto ( Aid Activity sec.)
＊Director: Prof. Ko Miyanaga (Social Awareness sec.)
＊Office Manager: Mr. Isao Tadokoro
＊Secretariat (5 staff members)
||Caritas Japan is a member of Caritas Internationalis. We also cooperate with
other activities of the Catholic
Church and with international and
national organizations. To create
a society that respects human dignity,
we promote solidarity and cooperation
with the oppressed to support self-help
efforts in order to realize a self-reliant
society sharing goals with one another
・ "Donation with Love" since 1970.
・ Translate Lenten Message of Pope Benedict XVI into Japanese
・ Issue an appeal letter for donations (Translated in English,
Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Chinese)
・ Booklet "TSUNAGU" (LINK)
■Social Awareness Activities
||HIV/AIDS desk activity has been transferred from Caritas Japan to the Social
Concerns Division of the bishops'
Your donation supports Caritas Japan's
various activities. Caritas Japan solely
depends on donations from individual
donors and does not receive any public
or government subsidies.
Thank you for your donation.
Transfer Account No. 00170-5-95979
Account Holder: カリタスジャパン（karitasu Japan)
(This account is available only in Japan. )
|| Phone: 81-3-5632-4439 FAX: 81-3-5632-4464
Address: Japan Catholic Center 2-10-10 Shiomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo