About CWS Japan
The history of CWS, Headquartered in the United States, has begun when LARA supplies were sent to Japan as relief activity after the end of World War II. CWS Japan Committee opened their office in Tokyo in 1946 and was engaged in distribution of LARA supplies until 1952. Since then, CWS Japan Committee changed the name to Church World Services and continued their support activities through CAC supplies provision until 1963. The experience led to establishment of Japan Church World Service in 1958 and continuously promotes support activities for people with disabilities today. In 2011, in order to respond with emergency relief after the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the office as CWS was re-opened in Tokyo and CWS Japan was founded.
Making difference for the next generation CWS Japan’s activities
CWS Japan’s activities go beyond providing relief for those in need.
We also train the people working at the frontline or provide advice for policy makers.
We believe that “Emergency/development support”, “Capacity development”, and “Policy advocacy” are the core three pillars of activities that work in synergy to make a difference for the next generation.
To provide timely assistance for people affected by crysis.
To maximize the outcome, we develop people’s knowledge and expertise on humanitarian assistance.
To better prepare for future, we share our experiences and lessons learned to be reflected and applied in policy development.
CWS Japan Projects
CWS Japan activities by category
Coordinate and collaborate with other organizations
Food, Clothing and Shelter, Health care, Water and Sanitation
Support to Women and Children
Mental Care and Strengthening Commun
Capacity Development and Advocacy for Assistance
Promoting Quality and Accountability
Protection from Radiation
Promotion of Innovation
Global Network of CWS Japan
Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network
World Humanitarian Summit
Core Humanitarian Standard
Japan Quality and Accountability Network (JQAN)
Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction (JCC-DRR)
Japan Eccumenical Taskforce for Saigai(JETS)
Japan Platform (JPF)