JANNET NGO Network on Disabilities

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Member Organizations


ADDP (Asian Development with the Disabled Persons) is an independent not-for profit organization since 1992 to operate several grass-roots projects in collaboration with the disabled persons directly in Lao P.D.R. ADDP has implemented following projects such as disabled sports promotion, IT training and educational promotion for the visually impaired and leadership development seminar and so many other activities cooperated by the disabled persons in Lao P.D.R. ADDP’s vision is to create the barrier- free society for all, where we could all live our full lives with dignity without any discrimination.
Contact Address:2-16-13, Marusan Building, Ouji, Kita-ku Tokyo Japan 114-0002
Contact Number: Tel:81-3-3914-1632, Fax:81-3-3914-1618
http://www.addp.jp (Japanese only)


ADI is to promote independent living movement in Asia.
Its activities include: coordination of study projects on independent living for leaders with disabilities in member countries of Disabled Peoples' International, donation of self-help devices to disability-related organizations or individuals in Asian countries, planning exchange programs of disabled persons across different Asian countries, conducting research on CBR, and raising awareness of Asian disability concerns through Japanese mass media.
Address: 2-7-7-104 Myojin-cho, Hachioji, Tokyo192-0046
Tel: +81-4-2645-2216
Fax: +81-4-2645-2216


AHI is to empower middle/upper level community health and development workers in Asia through training programs, which include international leadership development training courses held in Japan, and some national and regional training courses held in 5 Asian countries (India, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia). Development education towards Japanese citizens is AHI's another important objective. Study tours, study meetings, etc. are organized and information materials such as newsletters and booklets are published for this purpose.
Address: 987-30 Minamiyama, Komenoki, Nisshin City, Aichi 470-0111
Tel: +81-561-73-1950
Fax: +81-561-73-1990


AAR provides humanitarian relief activities mainly focusing on emergency assistance, self-relief support for people with disabilities and mine action. Through 25 years activities especially in post-conflict societies, AAR is well aware of the significance to extend help to the people with disabilities (PWD) and implement such activities as vocational training, wheelchair production and dissemination assistance, and providing physiotherapy in Myanmar, Laos and Afghanistan. For empowering PWD, AAR also assists to establish the self-help group for PWD as their foothold to cooperate each other.
Address: 2-12-2 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
Tel: +81-3-5423-4511
Fax: +81-3-5423-4450


In 1977, KYOSAREN started by sixteen community workshops from all over Japan in accordance to meet needs of persons with severe disabilities. At present, our organization consists of more than 1600 individual members of community workshops, sheltered workshops, group homes, life support centers, and other facilities in community. Our mission is to actualize and maintain their independent community-based life. For the purpose, KYOSAREN has 30 branches, to cover all over Japan and organized by board of directors.
Address: 5-41-18 Chuo, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0011
Tel: +81-3-5385-2223
Fax: +81-3-5385-4445
http://www.kyosaren.or.jp/ (Japanese only)


Founded in 1987 as a Japanese citizen's volunteer group, which cooperate with person with disabilities and their development in Asian countries. The present main program is in the South of Thailand and its activities are as follows.
1) supporting for administration of workshops
2) fair trading on products made by person with disabilities
3) training course for leaders and experts
4) organizing local disabled groups and making their network
5) study tour, study meeting, etc.
Address: 2-10-5 Kounan-dai, Kounann-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 234-0054
Tel: +81-4-5831-8870
Fax: +81-4-5831-8871
http://www.fhcy.org/ (Japanese only)


HFF JAPAN (Healing Family Foundation Japan) is not profit organization.
HFF JAPAN works together with HFF in Chiang mai of Thailand and provides a comfortable community, even people with handicapped.
HFF JAPAN promotes children to be interested in international cooperation and handicapped persons through the wheelchair project, and international education.
Address: 7045-4, Taku-machi, Taku-city, Saga 846-0031, Japan
Tel: 81-952-74-4452
Fax: 81-952-74-4452
http://japan-thailand.at.webry.info/ (Japanese only)


Address: c/o Aimer No.1 Ohtaka Bldg, 2-5 Nishiki-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054
Tel: +81-3-5281-1234
Fax: +81-3-5281-1058


Japan Braille Library (JBL) was founded in 1940 by late Kazuo Honma. JBL serves the persons with visually impaired by loaning braille books and talking books. It also provides other services including braille classes, computer training and sales of products designed for the people with visual impairment.
Regarding the international cooperation, it has been providing training workshop since 1993 on computerized braille production to ASEAN countries. In 2004, the workshop took place in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
In addition to the programs above, JBL launched a new project, Teruko Ikeda ICT Scholarship. With the financial support by Ms. Teruko Ikeda, JBL invited five trainees from Asian countries and they studied various computer skills for one month.
Address: 1-23-4 Takadanobaba, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
Tel: +81-3-3209-0241
Fax: +81-3-3204-5641
http://www.nittento.or.jp/ (Japanese only)


This is a 3- to 5-month training program organized annually for prospective directors of vocational rehabilitation institutions from Asian countries. The program aims towards achieving normalization and active participation in society by Persons With Disabilities. It takes place in Agape Center, a Comprehensive Social Service Center in Zama City. It is designed so that staff members at Agape can learn from the participants as well.
The name of this training program shows the idea that learning should be two way process.
Address: 2-3-18 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 169-0051
Tel: +81-3-3202-0486
Fax: +81-3-3202-0487
http://www.jcws.or.jp/houjin/houjintop.html (Japanese only)


JDbA was established in March 1991 to promote the services for the deafblind.
1. Counseling and guidance
2. Training and dispatching interpreters: About 2500 interpreters have been registered so far.
Dispatching interpreters service began in 1991.
The workshop to train interpreters began in 1993.
3. Lending equipments
4. Magazine: Biannual magazine "Communica" with a circulation of about 2200 in print and 400 in Braille.
5. Annual convention: The annual convention has been held since 1991.
Address: Waseda Clover Bldg. 3F, 67 Wasedamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0042
Tel: +81-3-5287-1140
Fax: +81-3-5287-1141
Contact: Akemi Fujii
Email: fujii@jdba.or.jp


The Federation consists of 58 affiliates (approximately 50,000 individual members) of blind and visually impaired persons nationwide. It was established as an organization of blind and visually impaired persons in 1948 when Japan was being reconstructed as a democratic nation just after World War II. The federation was established as a nationwide organization prior to other organizations of persons with disabilities, and it continuously has played a leading role among other organizations.
The Federation strives hard to protect human rights of blind and visually impaired persons in education, employment and welfare services, and has achieved better living conditions and has helped blind and visually impaired persons fully participate in the society nationwide.
The federation has also held or sponsored a variety of recreational and sporting events such as shogi (Japanese chess) matches, literary contests, judo matches, ground soft ball games (baseball games for the blind), floor volley ball games (volley ball games for the blind), and sound table tennis games (table tennis games for the blind)
Furthermore, the Federation manages the Japan Blind Welfare Center which provides daily news related to blindness and visual impairments through the computer network, library service, the Braille publication and aids and appliances such as brailled wrist watches, to members and non-members in general nationwide.
Contacts: President, Mr. Yoshihiko Sasagawa
Secretary General of JFB International Committee, Mr. Chuji Sashida
Address: 2-18-2 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8664
Tel: +81-3-3200-0011
Fax: +81-3-3200-7755
E-mail: jfbpresident@jfb.jp (or) sashida@jfb.jp
http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~nichimo/ (Japanese only)


JIBEC was established in April, 2003. Its focus is on international exchange and cooperation specifically related to people with a visual impairment. Our members are usually young and energetic, and most of them can communicate in English. Our activities are as follows:
1. Exchanging ideas with and supporting foreign visually impaired trainees and students in Japan
2. Providing information and support for Japanese visually impaired people who want to be actively involved in international exchange and cooperation
3. Collecting and translating information about issues related to the visually impaired community both in Japan and in other countries
4. Organizing exchange programs for foreign and Japanese visually impaired people
President: Toshiaki Aomatsu
Address: 2-24-5-201 Koishikawa, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0002
Email: info@jibec.net
Tel: +81-3-3818-3009


Objective of the Japan League on Intellectual Disabilities is to improve the quality of services for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan and other countries, especially developing countries, through cooperation with concerned organizations of other countries, it conducts various projects
such as training course, awareness raising and income generation.
402 PALAIS D’OR-Rikugienkita, 1-9-10 Nakazato, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0015, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5814-0391
Fax: +81-3-5814-0393
http://www.gtid.net/jp/index.html (Japanese only)


It aims at promoting rehabilitation and welfare of physically disabled persons through research and development of prosthesis and orthosis, and of their supply systems. It has exchange programs with overseas related organizations (ex. Chinese Orthotic and Prosthetic Association).
Address: 5-32-7 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: +81-3-3816-5634
Fax: +81-3-3814-5250
http://www.j-opa.or.jp (Japanese only)


JOCS works collaboratively with health care institutions in Asia and Africa,particularly in those areas where people are underprivileged with limited access to basic health services. We seek to promote healthcare services/facilities in rural communities that are sustainable and self-reliant. To support this mission, JOCS is committed to collaborating with our partner institutions and their staff workers on the basis of mutual respect and shared goals. Our main activity is to send medical staff (doctors, nurses and others) to serve those in greatest need in Asia and Africa. Each worker stays in his/her assigned country for at least three years so that he/she can develop a mutual and trustworthy relationship with the receiving party/people. They also bring back their unique experiences to share with our supporters back in Japan to broaden our horizons.
Address: SIA Bldg. 4F, 1-1 Babashita-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0045
Tel: +81-3-3208-2416
Fax: +81-3-3232-6922
Email: info@jocs.or.jp


As a Japanese association to disseminate the Portage Early Education Program (developed in Portage, Wisconsin USA) for infants and young children with developmental delay, it organizes seminars and conferences, offers consultation and guidance, and participates in the programs organized by the International Portage Association.
Address: No.10 Tanaka Bldg, 3F Rm.2, 3-54-5 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-0012
Tel: +81-3-3313-4822
Fax: +81-3-3313-2575


The main objectives of this association are to increase the knowledge and skills of occupational therapists, to disseminate occupational therapy, and thus to contribute overall development of medical, health and well-being services. The main activities are organizing conferences and seminars, conducting
researches, publication of periodicals, improving educational programs for OTs, and movement for better social recognition of this profession. Cooperation with related domestic and overseas organizations is also important sphere of the activities and a number of OTs have been sent to developing countries by NGO and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Address: 1-5-9 Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0042
Tel: +81-3-5826-7871
Fax; +81-3-5826-7872
http://www.jaot.or.jp/ (Japanese only)


Japanese CBR Network is a voluntary study group of those who are interested in Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR). The objectives of our network are to strengthen the researches and practices of CBR and to build up an international network among domestic and international individuals and organizations in order to ensure the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Address: Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences/School of Human Sciences ,
1-2 Yamadakyu, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871
Tel: +81-6-6879-8064
Fax: +81-6-6879-8064


As a federation of deaf organizations, JFD aims at promoting welfare and social status of deaf persons and to enhance public understanding. Its programs include annual national conference where over 2000 deaf persons from all over the country gather to reconfirm their rights and dignity. Promotion of sign language, and awareness raising through various publications are also parts of its programs. JFD also serves as the regional secretariat of World Federation of the Deaf in Asia and the Pacific.
Address: 8F SK Bldg. 130 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjyuku, Tokyo 162-0801
Tel: +81-3-3268-8847
Fax: +81-3-3267-3445


JPTA is a national professional organization whose objectives are to foster status, ethics, and science skill of physical therapist, to popularise physical therapy in Japan, and to contribute to the advancement in a national health.
The following undertakings will be conductive to promoting the objectives of the JPTA;
1. to contribute to improvement and development of physical therapy
2. to contribute to improvement of social welfare through physical therapy
3. to hold the annual meeting and the training course for physical therapy
4. to contribute to the improvement of the physical therapy education by cooperating in physical therapy educational organization.
5. Join the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, and achieve an academic, amiable exchange with each country.
6. to publish a journal regarding physical therapy
7. to promote an improvement of physiotherapist's social status and mutual welfare.
Address: 3-8-5 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Tel: +81-3-5414-7911
Fax: +81-3-5414-7913
http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jpta/menu.htm (Japanese only)


Founded in 1964, the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) is to promote rehabilitation and the activities of persons with disabilities through research, provision of information exchange, cooperation with Rehabilitation International as its Japanese member organization, implementing international training programs and supporting networks of domestic and Asian and Pacific NGOs. It also develops web contents and disseminates information world wide through internet in cooperation with international organizations, and develops and promotes web accessible system including DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System).
Address: 1-22-1, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052
Tel: +81-3-5273-0601
Fax: +81-3-5273-1523


For the welfare of the visually impaired, it is engaged in:
(1) Rehabilitation programs including ADL & vocational training, guide dog services, workshop, etc.
(2) Information services through braille and digital recorded books, data transmission by internet, reference service, etc.
(3) Support program for the visually impaired people in Cambodia in cooperation with Association of the blind in Cambodia.
Address: 2-4-37 Imazu-Naka, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka 550-0002
Tel: +81-6-6441-0015
Fax: +81-6-6448-3788


SAORI-HIROBA strives to accomplish the following primary objectives:
1. Provide people with disabilities an opportunity to socialize and actively participate in community affairs.
2. Support people with disabilities enabling them to become self reliant.
3. Train instructors from abroad to implement SAORI in their own countries.
During the last 10 years, SAORI-HIROBA has led an art exhibition entitled " Weaving in Pure Heart " where art works are displayed and sold to the public. SAORI sponsors many local events such as fashion shows, art shows, demonstrations and instructor training to support and promote the art activities of people with disabilities. SAORI-HIROBA is a registered Non-Profit Organization.
Life-long education: Senior SAORI Plan
"Senior SAORI " was named by Ms. Kazuko Yokoo, past Bureau Chief of the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Department for Elderly People. We are actively promoting the introduction of SAORI into social welfare programs. We believe SAORI will provide a valuable tool for the elderly to find meaning and value in their lives.
Address: 5-13-4 Nakanocho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 534-0027, Japan
Tel: +81-6-6921-7811
Fax: +81-6-6921-8255


SMHF was established in 1974 to free the world from various problems deriving from Hansen’s disease (HD) and its associated conditions. The current programs include;
- Hansen’s disease (Global): To strive for a world without Hansen’s disease and its concomitant stigma and discrimination. We are aiming for a society in which persons who have had Hansen’s disease and their family members can lead dignified, independent lives free from stigma and discriminations.
- Palliative care (Japan): To strive to create an environment where all individuals facing illness can receive palliative care. The aim of palliative care is enhancing quality of lives of not only the diseased and their family members but also the people of the community as well as all medical/non-medical care givers.
- Basic public health (Global): To provide technical cooperation through dispatching experts, assisting research, and bringing the necessary services to the areas in needs in cooperation with international agencies such as WHO and other international NGOs.
Address: Nippon Zaidan Building 5F, 1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Tel: +81-3-6339-5377
Fax: +81-3-6229-5388

* SHAPLA NEER = Citizens' Committee in Japan for Overseas Support

SHAPLA NEER has been working as a non-governmental organization implementing its activities on an international basis. SHAPLA NEER was founded in 1972. It is a medium seized, but one of the oldest NGO in Japan. Currently the head office of SHAPLA NEER is located in Tokyo and it has 2 overseas offices, one in Bangladesh and one in Nepal, in order to work closely with local NGOs and people in these countries.
The projects and activities are carried out on partnership basis supporting socio-economically neglected people such as Working children, Single Women (widows), Elderly people, and the Disabled. SHAPLA NEER promotes these projects where community members try to improve their lives independently and proactively.
SHAPLA NEER means “House of Waterlilies” in Bengali, the native language of Bangladesh. Shapla (waterlily) is also the national flower of Bangladesh.
Address: c/o Waseda Hoshien, 2-3-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8611 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3202-7863
Fax: +81-3-3202-4593
Email: info@shaplaneer.org
HP: http://www.shaplaneer.org/blog/english.php


South Pacific Medical Team was founded in 1998.We aim to improve the level of dentistry and promote cultural exchange at the local level through the volunteer activities. We can all learn new things from the activities to our dentistry development as well.
1.Promotion of preventive dentistry health system.
2.The project of improving school-based Oral Health Activity in Kingdom of Tonga.
3.Implementation of oral health activity with Tongan staffs at facilities for the physically handicapped.
Contact: Erika Murakami
Address: 3-8-14 Saiwai-cho, Kawaguchi-city, Saitama 332-0016
Tel: +81-48-256-0118
Fax: +81-48-256-0130
E-mail: info@spmt.jp
http://www.spmt.jp/ (Japanese only)


SVCA was established in 1990 to cooperate project for children with disability in Vietnam.
Now SVCA main activity is construction of social system and community network, which include CBR Maternal and Child Health Care include introduction of Maternal and Child Health Handbook Education of children with disability Diagnosis of Heart disease. SVCA main activity is technical collaboration of these field. SVCA supported Bentre Province for 15 years, so Bentre Province become to be a good model. Other provinces send delegation to here to learn Bentre activity.
Address: 33-25 Takeya-cho, Takano, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8104
Tel: 81-7-5701-2095
Fax: 81-7-5701-2095
Contact: Ms.Akemi Bando
Email: svcaban@cg8.so-net.ne.jp


At the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP), overseas program started in 1982 aiming to contribute to the welfare of blind people in Asia by developing appropriate technologies to meet their needs.
In cooperation with Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB), THKA has been engaged in the following project in Nepal: publication of Braille textbooks, assisting the blind or visually handicapped (BVH) children in Nepal by conducting community-based rehabilitation (CBR) and promoting inclusive education.
Address: 14-4, Ohkubo 3 chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0072
Tel: +81-3-3200-1310
Fax: +81-3-3200-2582


For vocational rehabilitation of visually impaired persons, the following Programs are organized regularly:
1) Two vocational Programs for visually impaired Persons; typing lesson to transcribe tape-recorded speeches, and PC training for clerks;
2) Promotion of computer-related aid equipments by offering training Programs, training instructors, organizing contests, research and development, and information services;
3) Technical assistance to visually impaired persons in Asia through group training programs in Technical Ai4 and the International Seminar on Assistive Technology for the Visually Disabled.
Address: 10-3 Honshio-cho, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0003
Tel: +81-3-3341-0900
Fax: +81-3-3341-0967
http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~ww100115/ (Japanese only)


World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people including persons / children with disabilities. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision has some 40,000 staff members implement programmes of community development, emergency relief and promotion of justice in nearly 100 countries.
World Vision Japan was founded in 1987 as one of the support offices in the WV Partnership, with the independent board of directors.
Address: Harmony Tower 3F, 1-32-2 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0012 Japan
Tel +81-(0)3-5334-5357
Fax +81-(0)3-5334-5359

Supporting Member Organizations


Founded in 1981, the Duskin AINOWA Foundation has supported social welfare activities that would enable the disabled to pursue independent living and full participation in society.
During the past years, the Foundation has launched unique programs such as the "Duskin Study Abroad Leaders Program for the Disabled" which sends young people with disabilities abroad to gain practical experience in their chosen areas, and the "Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan" launched in 1998 to invite disabled individuals with leadership potential from the Asia-Pacific nations to gain practical leadership experience.
The Foundation will continue its efforts to promote the education and professional development of people with disabilities in Japan and around the world.
Address: 1-33 ToyOTsu-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-0051
Tel: +81-6-6821-5092
Fax: +81-6-6821-5271
http://www.ainowa.jp/ (Japanese only)

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