Comments on: Tax deductions and the myth of the “no-donation culture” How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nhat Vuong Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:59:14 +0000 Very interesting article Philip thanks.
I am working on creating a mobile donation platform for Japanese NPOs.
For us have a new law that would encourage more citizen to donate would be a very good news even though we would focus on micro donations.

I want to debunk this “no donation” myth by finding a way to make the donation something that is fun to do, before it’s something considered to be a good action.

I believe that in order to get more donations, one other way could also to have one member of the family asking personally to the others. Japanese people tend to give more to people they know.

By: J Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:55:21 +0000 Philip, I’m working as a nonprofit administrator in Japan, so this was really useful information. Thanks a lot! Hope the new public scheme from Hatoyama comes with a more straightforward approach, enabling more grassroots civic engagement for Japanese society. I’m wondering if Japanese society (and government officials) view charity as a form of ‘begging’? and perhaps this mindset has something to do with why they are so hesitant to make the tax system more conducive to giving?