Greetings from our President

President

Masahiro Fujiwara

Since its establishment in 1969, the Foundation for the Welfare and Education of Asian People (FWEAP) has engaged in activities that assist and promote the welfare of orphans, mothers and children, and refugees, while strengthening the friendship and goodwill between Japan and other Asian nations.

 

Disparity between the rich and poor is widening. As conflict and terrorism prevail throughout the world, socially vulnerable groups including women, children, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor are experiencing increased suffering. Social services and welfare policies are imperative in attempting to solve these issues.

 

The first key aspect of our Foundation is to invite people who engage in social welfare activities in other Asian countries to Japan, so that they may visit various social welfare facilities and places that symbolize Japanese culture. By contributing to international exchanges on policies, institutions and ideas about social welfare, we aim to understand and strengthen social services and make them more accessible to often overlooked vulnerable groups.

 

Recently, there has been a surge of refugees and displaced persons around the world, most notably within Africa and the Middle East. Friction and conflict are creating extreme nationalism and religious antagonism in many countries. It is important to examine what contributions are appropriate for Japan to provide, and we believe that having the spirit of acceptance of different cultures and diversity is paramount.

 

The second key aspect of our Foundation is to aid refugees and displaced persons who are suffering from social turmoil and political persecution. Entrusted by the Japanese Government, our Foundation has been carrying out refugee settlement activities since Japan’s first acceptance of Indochinese refugees who came by sea in 1979. We hold the annual “Festival for Settled Refugees in Japan” and continue to provide heartfelt support for their efforts to reside and integrate within Japan while they maintain the cultures and traditions of their mother countries. As the sole organization in Japan that carries out refugee settlement support by the governmental approval, we would like to continue this important project with great pride while continuing to give compassionate support to refugees.

Initiatives

Mutual Prosperity

Invitation to Welfare Officials from Asian Countries

Solidarity

Support for Indochinese Refugees and Convention Refugees

Enlightenment

Study of Welfare and Education, Public Relations

News

愛と感謝のフェスティバル「日本定住難民とのつどい」を開催します / We will hold the “Festival for Settled Refugees in Japan,” a festivity of love and gratitude

当アジア福祉教育財団では、日本に定住する難民を激励するとともに、広く日本の人たちに難民定住者への理解を深めてい […]

堀井巌外務大臣政務官がRHQ支援センターを視察/Mr.Iwao Horii, Parlimentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, has inspected RHQ support center

2017年10月19日、堀井巌外務大臣政務官がRHQ支援センターを視察。財団の藤原理事長ら幹部と意見交換をした […]

ブータンの社会福祉関係者が来日/Bhutan social welfare officials have arrived in Japan

2017年10月18日、本年度3回目の招聘事業がスタートし、ブータン、カンボジア、ラオス、ミャンマーの社会福祉 […]

堀井巌外務大臣政務官を訪問 / Visiting Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Mr. Iwao Horii

2017年10月4日、藤原理事長は堀井巌外務大臣政務官を訪問し、難民問題やアジア情勢などについて意見交換を行い […]

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Foundation for the Welfare and Education of the Asian People (FWEAP)

address   :   1-27, 5-chome, minami-azabu, minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047

telephone :  +81-3-3449-0222

fax   :  +81-3-3449-0262

e-mail  :   info@fweap.or.jp