Legislation enacted for non-profit organizations in Japan
09 January 1999

In January 1999, the Law to Promote Specified Non-profit Activities was promulgated in Japan giving non-profit organizations (NPOs) their first legal recognition. The legislation is in part a result of volunteer activities following the Kobe Earthquake which took more than six thousand lives.
This page can found at: http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/nc/resources/policy-documents/national/doc/legislation-enacted-for-non-profit.html