1. Brief History

1994 (Mar), NPO Research Forum founded in Osaka
1995 (Jan), Kobe Earthquake
1998 (July), JANPORA Founders' meeting in Osaka
1998 (Dec), New NPO Law
1999 (March), JANPORA officially founded

2. Membership

Size: 700 individual members
Distribution of membership by occupation
academics 52%, students 14%, nonprofit sector and business sector 34%,
Distribution of membership by discipline
policy research, sociology, economics, business, social work

3. Board

President: Masahiro Okamoto(KWANSEI GAKUIN University)
Number of Board Members: 23
Number of Auditors: 1

4. Meetings

1st Annual Meeting at Keio University, Tokyo, March 1999

Invited guests: Lester Salamon (US), James O'Leary (US), David Lewis (UK)

2nd Annual Meeting at Osaka University, Osaka, March 2000

Invited guests: Kathleen McCarthy (US), Felly Solidad (Phillipines)

3rd Annual Meeting in Kyoto, March 2001

Invited guests: Michael O'Neill (US), Tae-Kyu Park (Korea), Ku-Hyun Jung (Korea)

4th Annual Meeting at Meiji University, Tokyo, March 8-10, 2002

Invited guests: Dennis Young (US), Stephen Osborne (UK)

5th Annual Meeting at Tetsukayama University,Nara,March 14-16, 2003

Invited guests:Barry Gaberman (US), Nicolas Deakins (UK)

6th Annual Meeting at Yokohama Kaiko Kinen Kaikan (Yokohama Opening Port Memorial Hall), Kanagawa, March 19-21, 2004

Invited guests: Rajesh Tandon (India), Ann Pettifor(UK)

7th Annual Meeting at Kaisai Gakuin University, Hyogo, March 20-21, 2005
8th Annual Meeting at Toki Messe, Nigata, June 3-4, 2006
9th Annual Meeting at Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka, March 17-18, 2007
10th Annual Meeting at Chuo University, Tokyo, March 15-16, 2008

Invited guest: Helmut Anheier

11th Annual Meeting at Nagoya University, Aichi, March 21-22, 2009
12th Annual Meeting at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, March 12-14, 2010

Invited guests: Janelle Kerlin (US), Yu-Yuan Kuan (Taiwan), Jae hyun Kim (Korea)

13th Annual Meeting at Nihon University, Tokyo, March 19-20, 2011

Invited guest: Eric Uslaner (US)
(The 13th Annual Meeting was cancelled due to effects of the Tohoku Earthquake)

14th Annual Meeting at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, March 17-18, 2012

Invited guest: Rebecca Solnit (US)

5. Seminar

1st Summer Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano, September 1999
2nd Summer Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano, September 2000
3rd Summer Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano, September 2001
1st Hokkaido Seminar, August, 2006
2nd Hokkaido Seminar, September, 2007
3rd Hokkaido Seminar, July, 2008

6. Official Publications

"The Nonprofit Review" published biannually since June 2001
Contents: English articles and Japanese articles with English abstracts
"Nonprofit Research Annals" published in 2000 and in 2001 (in Japanese)
"JANPORA News Letter" published quarterly since August 1999 (in Japanese)

7. Budgets and Secretariat

FY2007 Total Revenue: JPY 12,669 thousand