Now is the time to take measures based on the principles of the SDGs. 

Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs released the Statement on combating COVID-19 on 27th of March, 2020. 

Please download the statement from here (PDF file)

Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs released the potision paper titled "SDGs and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations and the role of civil society" on 12th of August, 2020.

Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan) is a broad civil society network to mobilize civil society for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDGs Japan is composed of a diverse array of civil society organizations (CSOs) working on global, national and local issues in Japan and abroad related to SDGs. SDGs Japan also works closely with organizations from other sectors such as the private sector, religious organizations, labor unions and cooperatives.

Main activities of SDGs Japan include advocacy actions and policy making, information sharing and outreach, and public awareness campaign. Our member CSOs are actively engaged in thematic units to work specifically on different SDG agenda. As of June 2017, we have 12 units (with unit leaders) as follows :

1.    Environment [Provisional]

   Jiro Adachi (Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)

   Tomoko Hoshino (Environmental Partnership Council) 

2.    Development 

   Yumiko Horie (Save the Children Japan)

   Masaki Inaba (Africa-Japan Forum)

   Noriko Shibata (World Vision Japan)

   Hideki Wakabayashi (JANIC)

3.    Disability

   Midori Hirano (Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International)

4.    Gender

   Yukiko Oda (Japan Women’s Watch)

   Sumie Ishii (JOICFP)

5.    Disaster

   Masaaki Ohashi (Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction)

6.    Poverty in Japan [Provisional]

   Ren Onishi (Moyai)

7.    Youth

   Katsuhito Okubo  (Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability)

8.    Local Issues in Japan

   Eiji Ueda (Japan NPO Center) / Tatsuya Ishihara (Okayama NPO Center)

9.    Social Responsibility

   Yoshiaki Horie (NGO Network for SR Initiatives Japan)

10.  Education

   Eno Nakamura (Japan NGO Network for Education)

   Japan NGO Network for Education (JNNE)

11.  Global Health

   Miki Nishiyama (Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions)

3 Pillars of Our Actions

Action 1: ADVOCACY

- 3 members from CSOs attend to Government's SDGs Promotion Round-table since 2016.
Through this official conferences, SDGs Japan appeals to Government of Japan in order to implement programs for leaving no one behind.

- Organize symposium/study session as a part of advocacy.
 Dec. 2017 Dialogue between UN Secretary-General and Japanese CSOs
 Jun. 2018 Study session about Tokyo2020
 Jul. 2018 Briefing session about HLPF 
 Sep. 2018 International symposium about disaster and climate change
 Feb. 2019 Symposium about local agendas

 Apr. 2019 C20 summit in Tokyo
 Jul. 2019 Symposium about G20 Summit in Osaka

Action 2: NETWORK

SDGs Japan is the hub to build the multistakeholders’ network to  implement comprehensive countermeasures of SDGs in Japan, collaborating local governments and   CSOs, private sectors, academia, and government.


SDGs Japan is the hub to build the multistakeholders’ network to  implement comprehensive countermeasures of SDGs in Japan, collaborating local governments and   CSOs, private sectors, academia, and government.

As of 2018, recognition ratio of SDGs is around 20 percentage.
SDGs Japan shall endeaver to promote SDGs and its agenda through media coverage, event, and infomation materials.
- Basic SDGs Instruction Book
SDGs Japan oublished the book to introduce UN SDGs Agenda and descriptions which were written by CSOs.
- Sustainable Story Project
SDGs Japan organize a series of study session mainly for the media.We have picked multi-theme agendas like biodiversity and agriculture,Tokyo2020 and climate change, etc.
- Original SDGs badge
collaborated with NPO Shinsei and YAMAGUCHISANGYOU Co.,Ltd., SDGs Japan promote original SDGs badge. Shinsei, 2017 SDGs Japan Award winner, designed and made badges, using eco-friendly leather which has been provided by YAMAGUCHISANGYO. 

Organizational profile


Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan)

Established on 20 Apr. 2016 (registered as a General Incorporated Association on 27 Feb. 2017)

Our members (as of November 2019)

Governing Board members: 

OHASHI, Masaaki, Co-chair (University of the Sacred Heart)

Atsuko Miwa, Co-chair (Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA))

Katsuji Imata, Managing Director(Japan NPO Center)

Tomoko Hoshino, Managing Director(Environmental Partnership Council)

Miki Nagashima, Managing Director (Malaria No More Japan)

Eriko Nitta, Board Member (SDGs Japan)

Tatsuya Ishihara, Board Member(Okayama NPO Center)

Mikiko Otani, Board Member(Otani & Partners Law Offices)

Katsuhito Okubo, Board Member(Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability (JYPS))

Yukiko Nakanishi, Board Member(Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’International)

Chikako Futamura, Board Member(Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union)

Internal Auditor: 

Satoshi Asami(certified tax accountant

Tetsuji Tanaka (NGO Forum for International Solidarity Levies)


Kaori Kuroda (CSO Network Japan)

Masaki Inaba (Africa-Japan Forum)


Eriko Nitta, Secretary-General

Masaki Kubota, Advocacy Staff

Kayoko Shima, in charge of general affairs and accounting


Articles of Incorporation

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