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The emerging voluntary sector in Japan: issues and prospects

Kawashima, Nobuko (1999) The emerging voluntary sector in Japan: issues and prospects. International Working Paper Series (7). Centre for civil society, London school of economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753012618

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This paper provides an overview of the Japanese third sector with a particular focus on organisational issues. It begins with background information on the third sector in Japan and offers reasons why the sector has remained relatively underdeveloped. It then discusses recent changes in Japan which have contributed to the development of the sector. The second part of the paper explores management and organisational issues for Japanese voluntary organisations at two levels. Management issues are analysed at the sectoral level, drawing on two quantitative surveys on the sector carried out recently. Secondly, attention will be shifted from sectoral to organisational problems drawing on the findings of the author’s exploratory small-scale research project on several large Japanese NGOs. In conclusion, a number of future implications and policy issues are addressed.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 1999 The author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 14:58
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 00:49

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