News & Events


Date and Time Event
September 10th, 2018 (Mon)  GlobalGiving Accelerator Campaign Kick-Off
September 4th, 2018 (Tue) 9:30 - 17:30 Participatory Community Development Training

The GlobalGiving Accelerator Campaign Starts at 10 September!


This year, ICA Japan has been selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in its Accelerator for September 2018! In order to permanently be featured on the GlobalGiving website and benefit from the many opportunities that it can bring, ICA Japan must raise $5000 from 40 donors between the 10th of September and the 2nd of October.


The fundraising campaign revolves around the Nepalese tradition known as Chhaupadi. The act of banishing girls and women from houses and schools is still widely practiced despite the fact that the Supreme Nepalese Court deemed it to be illegal. Nepalese people lack the adequate knowledge and information regarding the need to maintain menstrual hygiene, which may lead to serious reproductive health issues. This distressing situation violates women's rights. Girls are missing education regularly, are being subjected to rape, abductions, animal attacks and many more dangerous situations.


Please help us reach this treshold! With your donation, we can help Nepalese girls continue their education during their period by providing them with sanitary pads. You can donate here


Thank you in advance for your donations! More information about the situation of the Nepalese girls can be found here.


                                                                                                          Posted September 6, 2018

Participatory Community Development Training (September 4th, 2018)

World-class Facilitation Course in Tokyo from Larry, Director of ICA Taiwan, and Evelyn, Director of ICA International.


Date and Time: September 4th, 2018 (Tue) 9:30 - 17:30


Place: 3-3-4 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Instructor: Lawrence Philbrook (Director of ICA Taiwan and a Certified Professional Facilitator of International Association of Facilitators) / Evelyn Kurihara Philbrook (Director of ICA International)


Participation fee: 20,000 yen (regular) / 18,000 yen (for members) (including material fee and consumption tax)


How to apply: Send your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, and mail address to our FAX:03-3484-1909 or Email:, then transfer the participation fee to the following account:

  • SMBC (SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORP) (Bank #0009) Seijo Branch #222
  • Address: Seijo 2-34-14, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0066, JAPAN
    Beneficiary Account Name: ICA JAPAN
    Beneficiary Account Number: 3762183

    *We recommend NGO/NPO, companies, consultants, organization board members, and those who aim to be a facilitator to take this course.

                                                                                                             Posted August 31, 2018

Chief director Sato gave a presentation in Rotary Club of Fujisawa East

Today our chief director Sato gave a presentation on Kenya tree-planting project in Rotary Club of Fujisawa East, from which we also received a donation to the project this year.


We will continue Kenya tree-planting project this year, please support us!


(Rotary is an international service organization which has more than 1.2 million members among over 200 countries and carries out sustainable projects on many issues.)


                                                                                                                    Posted June 5, 2018

"Meetings That Work" achieved a great success!

Thanks to facilitator/lecturer Bill Staples and everyone's active participation, our course "Meetings That Work" last weekend achieved a great success!


By compelling presentations from Bill and practice with participants from different backgrounds, we learnt how to turn boring meetings to efficient events. And according to our participants, theories and tools from this course will definitely be used in their "upcoming meetings", "following practice of facilitation" as well as "daily communication".


Our next lecture about Group Facilitation Methods will take place on Saturday 16th June. Feel free to join us!


                                                                                                                   Posted May 22, 2018

Subsidy of "TOTO Environment Fund" has been decided!

The subsidy of "TOTO Water Environment Fund" has been decided!

Due to the impact of climate change in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh (MP), drought damages has become chronic in recent years and the residents are hardly getting enough drinking water.


For this reason, with receiving of the grant from "TOTO Water Environment Fund" old wells will be restored in villages of MP State for one year from April 2018 to March 2019.

By this, we hope that local residents will be able to easily access drinking water again.


TOTO Water Environment Foundation Homepage:


Posted February 21, 2018

ICA Representative was on TV!

ICA 's Cote d'Ivoire representative was on TV!

Mr. Kanbe, who is currently in the Côte d'Ivoire because of a project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was introduced in "Sekai no mura de hakken! Konna tokoro ni nihonjin" broadcasted on December 19th. The show is about Japanese people who are living in places all over the world and the reasons why they are there. Therefore, it was about Mr Kanbe's own story, Cote d'Ivoire, as well as about the ICA.




Posted February 21, 2018

Happy New Year from ICA Japan!


ICA Japan would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.


2017 was a great year and we  thank all of those who helped us in the past year.


We hope we can keep working towards making life better for people around the world in 2018 along with old and new partners, members and supporters.


Posted January 1, 2018

ICA Japan was at EcoPro 2017

This year, ICA Japan attended EcoPro 2017. EcoPro is an International Exhibition on Environment and Energy that  took place at Tokyo Big Sight from Thursday December 7th to Saturday December 9th. 


ICAJ gave a presentation at the event on the 9th in collaboration with our partners at ERCA. The presentation was mainly about our Kenyan project.




Posted December 1, 2017

Workshop at the Bunka Suginami Canadian International School

On Monday, November 13th ICA Japan went to the Bunka Suginami Canadian International School to give a workshop to a class of senior students. The Bunka Suginami School is a school where students take half of their classes in English and the other half in Japanese. Once they graduate the students receive both a Japanese and a Canadian high school diploma, which allows them to apply to universities abroad or apply as an international student in Japanese universities.


During this visit, we met with a class of 15 female students and gave them a presentation about the nature of NPO’s and about ICA Japan's worldwide activities. The presentation was followed by a workshop, which started with an explanation of how project proposals are thought of at ICAJ. Following this explanation, we presented the students with four situations around the world that would require the help of an organization like ICAJ and asked them to come up with ways they could help the people in need in those situation.  The four situations were: the tsunami in Southeast Asia in 2004, deforestation in Kenya, the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico and starvation in Nigeria. We then split the students in 3 groups of 5 and gave them time to create their own proposal ideas.


The workshop was highly successful; the students were motivated and came up with great solutions to contemporary problems. We had a great experience at the school and hope to be able to come back or welcome some of the students as volunteers or interns in the future.


For more information about the Bunka Suginami Canadian International School visit:


Bunka Suginami Canadian International School

Posted November 17, 2017

ICA Japan's work with Asago City

At the end of October, our international interns along with ICA employees went to the city of Asago for a Community Revitalization Project.


The city officials in Asago have recently been looking for ways to attract more inbound foreign tourists to their city and in order to reach that goal, they wanted the opinions of foreign visitors about several aspect of the city and the touristic experience.


ICAJ's interns provided that foreign point of view and spent 4 days visiting the city to analyze various touristic sites, the infrastructures, the available information, the promotion, and future opportunities.


After their trip they wrote a lengthy report with various short and long-term recommendations to the city.


The interns were intrigued by the various historical, cultural and natural sites in Asago and believe that the city can revitalize its community through an increase in tourism with the help of their recommendations.

Posted November 10, 2017

ICAJ's new facilitation site

In an effort to make our facilitation offering clearer to the public and to have the content of be mainly related to our projects, ICA Japan has decided to open a new website dedicated to facilitation,


The new site contains all the information regarding facilitation that was available on and more. Visitors will also be able to register for any of our future courses or become ICAJ members from that new website.


Please visit to see this new site and get more informations about facilitation.

Posted November 3, 2017

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