Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Sasakawa Peace Foundation (1986; Tokyo; 82 staff;

Is a “private Japanese foundation addressing the diverse and complicated issues that human society is encountering in the 21st century.” It strives to “strengthen cooperation at all levels between Japan and other countries” by promoting “research activities, making policy recommendations, and supporting international cooperation and exchange projects” that tackle natural disasters and social crises.


  • Enhancing understanding of and relationship with Islamic countries
  • Further strengthening the Japan-U.S. relationship
  • Expanding Japan’s presence in Asia
  • Establishing ocean governance
  • Empowering women

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Leadership: Nobuo Tanaka (Chairman), Shuichi Ohno (President)
Budget:  $ 37m

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