Current Status of Third-Sector Organizations and Issues in Sector Development: From diversity through division to lateral diversity

Author Name USHIRO Fusao  (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. June 2013 13-J-047
Research Project Research on the Third Sector and the Management Problems of Third-sector Organizations in Japan
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This paper examines the current realities and issues in developing a third sector in Japan on par with the government and corporate sectors by introducing and analyzing the findings of the second third-sector questionnaire survey (2012) which followed the first third-sector questionnaire survey (2010). Particular attention has been paid to the rapid rise in general incorporated associations and general incorporated foundations since their institution in 2008. Furthermore, the majority of these general associations/foundations have chosen to be non-profit organizations.