About Us

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International Non-Governmental Organization in Tokyo, Japan
Established 1999, NGO registered 2002.

Welcome

Welcome

fumiyoinkenyacamp.png IDP camp in the Rift Valley.JCCP is an international NGO with field offices in three countries, in addition to its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. The organisation has been active since 1999, and was registered as an official NGO under the name JCCP in 2002.

Through our filed offices in Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan , we run a wide variety of field-based peacebuilding projects, ranging from community security and safety, psychosocial support, vocational training prevention of and response to gender-based violence, to capacity-building of PKO training center .



Former Chairman's Message

Former Chairman's Message

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Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been confronted with the enormous challenge of regional conflicts taking place among a variety of ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups. In dealing with such conflicts, UN peacekeeping activities during the 1990s proved to be successful in some cases, but revealed their limitations in others. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan questioned the validity of the widely held view that poverty causes conflict. He pointed out that inequality among social groups and unequal access to political power, were also critical factors.

In order to prevent such regional conflicts from occurring and to forestall terrorist activities in the aftermath of 9/11, a renewed stress has been laid in recent years on the importance of conflict prevention. To this end, the international community has to adopt an integrated approach encompassing political, economic, environmental, social and developmental policies based on the UN Charter, the rule of law, democracy, social justice and full respect for human rights. Conflict prevention mechanisms require a variety of measures, depending on the evolving stages of conflict namely: (1) the stage of conflict prevention before violence erupts; (2) the early warning stage; (3) the stage of breakouts of conflict; and, (4) the peace agreement stage. In stages (1) and (4), the role to be played by NGOs is particularly important.

Difference in living standards, social discrimination, political inequality, insufficient democracy, disregard for human rights etc may be considered long-term causes of conflict. Civil society organisations, rather than governments, are in a better position to deal with such indirect causes of conflict. The role to be played by NGOs is also important after a peace agreement has been reached in carrying out rehabilitation, reconstruction and facilitating free elections for the establishment of democratic government. In order to eradicate conflicts and terrorist activities, sustained efforts and cooperation are required among a wide range of actors such as states, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs. As one NGO actor, the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention aspires to make its modest contribution.

Yasushi Akashi

Charter

Charter

Officers

Officers

Chairman

  • Vacant

Advisors

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Advisor: Tadateru KONOE
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Advisor: Yasushi AKASHI

Board of Directors

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President of Board of Directors: Mitsuro DONOWAKI
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Director: Akira IRIYAMA
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Director:Takao UEMURA
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Director: Kazuhisa OGAWA
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Director: Rumiko SEYA
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Director: Tsuneo NAGAI
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Director: Ryo NAKADOI
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Director: Sachiko MIYASHITA

Auditor

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Auditor: Hidetaka SHIBATA

President and Secretary General

President and Secretary General

President / Mitsuro DONOWAKI

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After graduating from Tokyo University, Mitsuro Donowaki entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1954. He held several posts including Minister of the Embassies of Japan in the United States and China, Director-General for Latin American Affairs, Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, and Ambassador to Mexico. More recently he has served as Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 2004. During this time he has served as chairman of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters from 1996 to 1997 and as chairman of the UN Panel and Group of Governmental Experts on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) from 1996 to 1999. He has also presided over the high level meeting of the 2001 UN Conference on Illicit Trade in SALW.

JCCP Secretary General / Rumiko SEYA

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Rumiko Seya has been Secretary General of the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention since April 2007. She has previously worked for various peace support operations in Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire Rwanda and Sierra Leone. She worked in Rwanda in 2000-2001 as an NGO Project Coordinator as well as in Cambodia in 2001, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in 2002-2003 as a Reintegration Officer, Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan in 2003-2005 as a Special Assistant to Ambassador and United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire in 2006-2007 as DDR Officer. She also served as an Election Observer in Indonesia in July 1999, Rwanda in March 2001 and Afghanistan in December 2004. Ms. Seya obtained an MA in Conflict Resolution from Bradford University in UK and was also a Research Fellow on Peacebuilding at Hiroshima University in 2005-2006. She has published several articles and books on Peacebuilding, Security Sector Reform, DDR, Peace and Security system. She has been a facilitator for various Peace Support Operation courses including DDR, SSR, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operation at various training centers such as the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in Ghana, Ministry of Defence, MOFA, National Commissions in and outside Japan.

Staff in JCCP

Staff in JCCP

JCCP works from its headquarters in Tokyo as well as from three country offices in Macedonia, Sudan and Kenya. At present, the JCCP has a total of 8 full-time and volunteer staff based in Tokyo. Of these, the Secretary General is responsible for daily programmatic decisions. JCCP’s overall strategic direction is determined by the Board of Directors who meet regularly with the President and Secretary General. A general meeting of all official advisory members (52 individuals and organizations) convenes twice annually to verify and screen existing activities and approve future projects.

JCCP’s head office serves four main functions (see structure diagram) as follows: the Domestic Program unit is responsible for training of Japan based peacebuilding organizations; the Public Relations unit is concerned with media and member relations; the General Service unit is responsible for personnel, legal and financial issues; and, the Overseas Program unit provides a support role for JCCP country offices. Staff based in JCCP project countries are primarily responsible for project implementation and monitoring and evaluation.

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart

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Finance Report

Finance Report

April 1st, 2006 – March 31st, 2007
(In thousands of Yen)

Revenue

Membership fees Contributions
716
Project Funding by Donors
6,528
Contributions
28,807
Balance to remain this term
35,612
Total of this term
5,838
Amount to be brought forward
3,754

Expenditures

Expenditures Pakistan project
5,258
Sri Lanka project
9,412
Cambodia project
7,382
Afghanistan project
15,028
Domestic projects
4,203
Foreign project staff costs
4,314
Domestic project staff costs
9,963
Administration costs
729
Overhead expenses
15,535
Total of this term
71,824
Amount to be carried forward
7,768

History

History

The origins of the Japan Centre for Conflict Prevention lie in the work of the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) during the 1990s. JFIR is a policy orientated think-tank concerned with international and diplomatic affairs with a special focus on issues relating to peace and conflict. In 1996, with the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, JFIR set up the International Study Group on Preventative Diplomacy (ISGPD) with Mr. Mitsuro Donowaki, former Ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament, as its chairman. After three years of study activities that included sending field missions to hot-spots in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin-America and holding international symposiums in Tokyo, Washington and Beijing, the final report of ISGPD recommended that “Japanese people also should play an active role on the world stage in the field of preventive diplomacy”.

This recommendation received much attention among Japanese people thanks to growing interest in preventive diplomacy and conflict prevention. With the valuable support of the late Keizo Obuchi, the then Prime Minister, as well as support from private foundations, organizations, business companies and a number of individual supporters, the Japan Center for Preventive Diplomacy (JCPD) came to be established as a private NGO attached to JFIR on July 19, 1999. At its inaugural meeting, Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Under Secretary-General of the UN was elected Chairman, and Mr. Kenichi Ito, President of JFIR was elected President.

JCPD’s activities began with what came to be known as “The JCCP Seminar Course on Conflict Prevention” normally held in August for the first seven consecutive years. Over ninety graduates of this course, mostly post-graduate students at the time, are now spread all over the world, many of them engaged in key activities related to peace-building. Further to this, JCPD began engaging in overseas activities by establishing representative offices in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Afghanistan. As JCPD’s activities expanded at home and abroad, it decided to apply for a special non-profit organization status, legally independent from the JFIR. The application was approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on 28 February, 2002, and its name was changed to the present one, the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP).

Past Topics

Past Topics

  • "2011 NGO Long-term Study Program” Reporting Session
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  • On May 19th, the Reporting Session for the “2011 NGO Long-term Study Program” was held and counted with the participation of JCCP Staff Ryusuke Saito.
  • Ryusuke Saito was part of the Long-term Study Program, which ran from October 2010 to January 2011. The Study Program syllabus theme was “Cooperation between the business sector and NGOs in Conflict Areas”, and its participants had the opportunity of receiving lectures about microfinance and social business in Bangladesh, Sudan and Kenya.
  • Sri Lankan NGO personnel and researchers visit JCCP
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  • On March 25th, nine Sri Lankan NGO members, researchers and former members of parliament of Sri Lanka visited JCCP HQ Office, in order to exchange opinions about Japanese NGO activities and their role. All nine visitors are experts in peacebuilding and reconstruction, and were invited to Japan by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Upon their visit, JCCP conducted an explanatory lecture on its former activities and projects in Sri Lanka.

  • JCCP has a new logo
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  • We have chosen the dandelion to be the motif of our new yellow logo.
  • We wish to express our wish for
  • "a new seed of peace coming into bud in conflict areas".
  • The new logo was designed in collaboration with Yuit Inc.
  • We will continue to work as to spread our dandelion seed of hope, and to make peace sprout within people's hearts.



  • February 4th Special Lecture by JCCP (No.21)
  • "Pakistan's War on Terror"
  • —Current Situation and prospects in Taliban movement
  • On February 4th 2010, JCCP held its 21st Special Lecture at JICA Global Plaza, Speaker Lt. General(Ret.) Ali Mohammed Jan Aurakzai, former Governor of the North-West Frontier Province(NWFP).
  • Over 60 people attended this event and it gave a deep insight into the issues facing the Pakistan and Afghan border today.


Past News(2011)

Past News(2011)

2011.7.14
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to present the following lecture hosted by Sapporo-city Education Center.
"The World An Expert In Disarmament Saw"
(Only Sapporo citizens can attend.)
Date: August 10th (Wed.), 9h45 AM to 12h00
Venue: Sapporo-shi Shogai Gakushu Sogo Center
2011.7.14
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to appear on a TV program!
“EARTH TV EL MUNDO”
Date: July 27th (Wed.), 11h00 to 11:48 PM
(The schedule is subject to change)
2011.7.14
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to make a presentation at the following talk event.
“EARTHLING2011” (at Kanagawa prefecture)
Date: July 30th (Sat.)
*Seya appears in the session from 2h00 to 3h30 PM
2011.7.14
Deputy Secretary General Atsushi Yasutomi to present the following symposium.
"South Sudan becomes independent! How can International Society help?" (at Tokyo prefecture)
Date: July 17th (Sun.), 2h00 to 5h00 PM
2011.7.14
JCCP mail magazine July issue is in circulation.Click hereto see it. (Japanese only)
*To subscribe to our magazine, please send an e-mail containing your mail address and name to public@jccp.gr.jp
2011.6.13
We have received 200,000 yen as a donation from FANCL Corporation philanthropy fund. Thank you for your generosity.
2011.6.7
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to present the following lecture.
“Kiryu City 90th Anniversary – Citizen’s Native Events” (In Japanese)
Date: July 16th, (Sat.) 1h00 to 3h00 PM
Venue: Kiryu City Performing Arts Center
2011.6.7
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to present the following lecture.
“Utsunomiya City – Peace Forum” (In Japanese)
Date: July 10th (Sun.), 10h00 to 12h00 AM
*The lecture itself starts from 11h
Venue: Utsunomiya City Hall 14F Meeting Room.
2011.6.7
JCCP mail magazine June issue is in circulation. (Japanese only)
*To subscribe to our magazine, please send an e-mail containing your mail address and name to public@jccp.gr.jp
2011.5.30
We appreciate the spoiled / unused postcards you have sent us.
Clickhereto know how we used them.
2011.5.30
Read the report for the “2011 NGO Long-term study program” in our TOPIC Corner.
2011.5.10
We've just published JCCP NEWS (our newsletter) vol. 7 Issue 1. To check out an excerpted version of the newest issue, as well as back numbers, pleaseclick here. (Japanese only)
2011.5.10
JCCP mail magazine May issue is in circulation.
*To subscribe to our magazine, please send an e-mail containing your mail address and name to public@jccp.gr.jp
2011.5.10
JCCP has its first challenge uploaded to the JustGiving Japan website!
Would you like to know what Tomonori Wakisaka's challenge is?Click hereto know all about it.
2011.4.28
Secretary General Rumiko Seya takes the rostrum at a workshop on Theory-U for entrepreneurs.
The workshop is sponsored by Authentic Works Co. Ltd, who invited pioneers from several fields to give talks on overcoming difficulties in the light of Theory-U.
Date: May 29th, Sun.
Time: 1h00 PM~4h30 PM
Entrance fee: ¥4,000 (¥3,500 for advanced deposits)
Venue: Ryogoku Fashion Center
Capacity: 80
Sponsor: Authentic Works Co. Ltd.
2011.4.28
Secretary General Rumiko Seya to deliver a lecture at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University (Open to the general public)
Gunma Prefectural Women’s University / Goi Peace Foundation Course (Gunma Open Lecture)
Date: May 31st, Tue.
Time: 14h40 PM ~ 16h10 PM
Venue: Gunma Prefectural Women’s University
Participants may go directly to the venue on the lecture day (prior application unnecessary)
2011.4.28
Secretary General Rumiko Seya is going to be portrayed in theNewsweek JapanSpecial May Issue (sold in Japan from May 11th) “25 Japanese people respected by the world”
2011.4.28
International Volunteer University Student Association (IVUSA)free paper “Youth Acty!” publishes an interview with Secretary General Rumiko Seya.
2011.4.28
Japanese Embassy in Kenya publishes JCCP Representative in Kenya Yukiko Ishii’s profile in its website.
2011.4.5
President Donowaki's Selected Articles has been updated.
2011.3.25
Sri Lankan NGO Personnel, Researchers and former Sri Lanka Parliament Members visited JCCP Tokyo HQ Office to discuss about NGO activities and their role.
2011.3.25
Asahi Shimbun's sister newspaper "Asahi Gunma" published an interview with JCCP Secretary General Rumiko Seya in its special issue on education.
2011.3.25
Godo-shuppan Corporation Ltd. launches new book with cooperation from JCCP.
2011.3.25
JCCP YouTube Channel updated with video on our "Vocational Trainig to Improve the Autonomy of Young People Project", in Southern Sudan.
2011.3.25
Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) publishes JCCP Secretary General Rumiko Seya in its newletter "Synergy", April 2011 Issue.
2011.2.16
A newJCCP pagehas just been inaugurated atJustGiving Japan. JustGiving is a fundraising website that works by gathering individuals who want to change the world, and having them raise donations to support NGOs by performing some kind of challenge.
2011.1.5
President Donowaki’s Selected Articleshas been updated.
2011.1.4
JCCP has a new logo. JCCP is now using the dandelion as a motif to convey our wish - "a new seed of peace sprouting in conflict areas". Take a look at the details in TOPIC.

Past News(2010)

Past News(2010)

2010.10.12
President Donowaki’s Selected Articleshas been updated.
2010.10.6
Secretary General Rumiko Seya will appear on NHK’s “Professional Shigoto no Ryuugi Prologue” on Saturday October 16 from 8:00-8:43pm.
2010.9.28
Thank you to the Fuji Xerox Corporation for their donation on September 24. This donation will be carefully and effectively implemented in our projects in post-conflict regions.
2010.9.8
President Donowaki will appear on “NHK Special” on NHK to discuss Japan’s three antinuclear principles on Sunday October 3 from 9:00-9:49pm.
2010.9.22
An article about Secretary General Rumiko Seya’s lecture at Nagono Prefecture Inayayoigaoka High School was published in the Shinano Mainichi Shinbun Newspaper on September 19.
2010.8.2
Thank you to the Yuit Corporation for their donation on July 30. This donation will be carefully and effectively implemented in our projects in post-conflict regions.
20107.16
JCCP is now an officially authorized non-profit organization by Japan’s National Tax Agency. Because of this, donations and membership fees can be tax exempt (you can attach receipts issued by JCCP to your tax return).
2010.2.23
House of Councillors ODA Special Committee Meeting
"Peacebuilding and Japan's ODA: using and developing assistant personnel"
Feburuary 24th (Wed) 13:00-15:00
Secretary General Rumiko Seya has served as witness to the ODA Special Committee Meeting held by the House of Councillors, National Diet of Japan, answering questions from members on peacebuilding, peacebuilding techniques and the development of human resources.
*A video of the event is currently available onthe House of Councillors website(Japanese Only)