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.

20
Jun 2018
2nd Half Takadanobaba

World Refugee Day

28
Sep 2018
House of Aston Martin Aoyama

F1 Race Night

25
Oct 2018
BrewDog Roppongi

The Great Beer Bluff

08
Nov 2018
St. Mary’s International School

Light up the Life of a Refugee Child

22
Feb 2019
Suntory Hall

Temma Violin Concert (2019)

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.