|Peace Winds Japan
(PWJ) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), dedicated to
the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty,
or other turmoil. With its headquarters in Japan, PWJ has been
active in various parts of the world.
basic concept of PWJ has been "to provide necessary support
to people in need" since its establishment in l996. Beyond
national boundaries, PWJ has carried out support activities for
refugees who fled their countries, domestic refugees who suffer
in their own countries, disaster victims and poverty-stricken
people, regardless of their ethnic background, political stance,
religion or faith.
Support activities of PWJ are roughly two-fold: one is emergency
humanitarian relief, aiming to secure the safety of lives and
to provide the basic necessities. The other is assistance for
restoration and development of ravaged areas, aiming at retrieval
of self-sustaining livelihood. Furthermore, in Japan, PWJ is performing
advocacy activities which include generating awareness and betterment
of understanding among general citizens of the situations in which
PWJ's activities are made possible by funds that consist of membership
fees and donations from individuals and business entities as well
as subsidies from government institutions, international organs
and various foundations, added to the revenues earned through
our income-earning programs. PWJ continues to seek ways and means
for the most efficient and effective use of such funds for support.
PWJ hopes, as a member of civil society, to contribute to realization
of public benefits and, ultimately, world peace.