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2012/04/01Becoming a Public Benefit Corporation


Following revision of Japanese law in 2008, the standards for public benefit corporations became stricter and juridical persons prior to revision, including Girl Scouts of Japan, were required to be newly certified. Consequently, GSJ applied for authorisation as a Public Interest Incorporated Assocation under the new law. Following investigation, in February the National Public Interest Corporation Commission reported to the Prime Minister that the “National Public Interest Corporation Commission approves that GSJ conforms to the standards of Public Interest Corporation Authorization,” and from April GSJ will (is expected to) start afresh as a Public Interest Incorporated Association with enhanced social appraisal.

2012/04/01Relating to Great East Japan Earthquake


JapanSupportforvictims.jpg“On 7 January Saitama Council held a “”Charity Event for Reconstruction Support for the Areas Devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake”” in Saitama Kaikan. The event was attended by 370 members and non-members. (さらに…)

2012/04/01Centenary Tree-Planting Ceremony


JapanCentenarytreeplanintg.jpg“A cherry tree-planting ceremony was held in Yamashita Park in Yokohama on 17 March to commemorate the centenary of USA Girl Scouts and the long friendship between Japanese and US Girl Scouts. 2012 is also the 100th anniversary since cherry trees were sent from Japan to pray for friendship between Japan and the USA, so it was decided to plant cherry trees. (さらに…)

2012/04/01Interview with WAGGGS and WOSM Directors


JapanWorldboardinterviewSAJ.jpgFollowing the election of world board members from both Girl Scouts of Japan and the Scout Association of Japan in 2011, the interview took place at Scout Kaikan in Tokyo on 21 March. Under the theme of “Japanese who are active on the world stage”, WAGGGS World Board Member Teruko Wada and WOSM World Scout Committee Member Mari Nakano talked about the background to their election, (さらに…)

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