Invest in human potential through RIJ

We support projects that provide opportunities for refugees to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones.

RIJ is a Japanese
NGO that relies on
volunteer support

We depend on volunteers to organize and run our fundraising activities. Your time and enthusiasm are important. There are many ways in which you can contribute whether with specific skills or by your presence and effort.

Become a Friend

Becoming a friend of RIJ is a simple and effective way to support our work and provide opportunities for refugees worldwide.

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Donate Money

Individuals and organizations can make regular or one-off financial contributions. Your contribution can make a big difference.

Make a Donation

Become a Volunteer

There are many ways in which you can contribute whether with specific skills or by your presence and effort.

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Start an RIJ School Group

RIJ increases awareness about displacement through partnerships with international and Japanese schools in the Tokyo area.

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Corporate Sponsor

RIJ actively encourages and assists other Japanese organizations in building their own CSR program.

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Upcoming Events

RIJ hosts a variety of charity events in Tokyo and other areas in Japan throughout the year. We organize dinners, concerts, sporting events and children’s workshops. Please join us at one of our fundraising events and show your support.

Mar 2018
House of Aston Martin Aoyama

F1 Driving Experience

Apr 2018
Takao San Guchi station

Mt Takao Meet-up Hike

Apr 2018
Imperial Palace Outer Moat, Sakuradamon

Palace Loop Relay

Sep 2018
Suntory Hall

Temma Violin Concert (Autumn 2018)

Projects Funding
and Program Visits

Refugees International Japan provides funding to community-based groups supporting people as they rebuild their lives and work towards returning home and establishing peaceful communities. Projects funded are run by experienced groups in the refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) community. We ensure that support reaches groups swiftly and efficiently.

If you think about it though, as I have, I think you will discover that the only thing that really touches us to our soul is the connection we feel to other people. To our families, friends, a poverty stricken child in Somalia, a 10 year old rape victim, a starving 85 year old man, skin and bones, with fire in his eyes. These are humans, just like us. You and me. We live and breath on the same planet. We are simply lucky. No more, no less, lucky.

—David Hewett, long-time donor and supporter of RIJ, when reflecting on philanthropy.