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Annual Report
 
2012.Aug. Updated




 

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 of relief,
welfare and development.
■Establishment
Soon after World War Ⅱ, our Catholic Church began Food Delivery Service.
That was the beginning of our activity, and in 1970, Caritas Japan joined Caritas Internationalis.

■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.

■Organization

*President: Bishop Isao Kikuchi
*Vice President: Bishop Kazuo Koda
*Executive Director: Rev. Daisuke Narui
*Director General: Mr. Isao Tadokoro
*Committees: 

*Secretariat (5 staff members)


■Partnership

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 as partners.





■Aid Activities

・Support emergency appeals through Caritas Internationalis
・ Implement human development projects with Caritas member organisations
・ Support grass-roots activities in Japan
・ Guidelines for Proposals
・ Funding and Assistance


■Lenten Campaign 

・ "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

Promoting solidarity and cooperation and awareness building for social work:
・Website Caritas Japan Social Welfare Activities Network (Japanese only)
・Catholic Social Welfare Seminar and workshop
・Production and distribution of booklets
・Issue statements (Translated into English)


■HIV/AIDS Activities

  HIV/AIDS desk activity has been transferred from Caritas Japan to the Social Concerns Division of the bishops' conference.




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Your donation supports Caritas Japan's various activities. Caritas Japan solely depends on donations from individual donors and does not receive any public funds or government subsidies.  
Thank you for your donation.

Postal 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 135-8585 JAPAN