Forum for Refugees in Japan （FRJ）is a network of NGOs and agencies supporting refugees/ asylum seekers who have fled to Japan. It was established in 2004 in the name of Refugee Council Japan (RCJ) to achieve better protection environment for refugees. It was renamed Forum for Refugees Japan (FRJ) in 2009 to intensify its activities in cooperation with UNHCR. Since then, FRJ has engaged in advocacy, empowerment of refugees, and discussion with stakeholders among civil society and administration side for solution of issues.
FRJ comprises of board, steering committee, secretariat, working groups, project teams and task forces. FRJ is based in Tokyo but covers nationwide.
FRJ aims at better protection of refugees in Japan. While networking and sharing information among member organizations, FRJ coordinates activities of members to provide services for refugees such as legal advice, counseling, medical access, accommodation, assistance in education, detention center visit, etc.
Advocacy is an integral part of our activities as well. We jointly advocate on specific issues for advancing the rights of refugees.
- Amnesty International Japan
- Caritas Japan
- Christian Coalition for Refugee and Migrant Workers (CCRMW)
- Catholic Tokyo International Center (CTIC)
- Door to Asylum Nagoya (DAN)
- International Social Service Japan (ISSJ)
- Japan Association for Refugees (JAR)
- Japan Association for UNHCR
- Catholic Commission of Japan for Migrants, Refugees and People on the Move (JCaRM)
- Japan Evangelical Lutheran Association (JELA)
- Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees (JLNR)
- Jesuit Social Center
- Stateless Network
- Support 21
- RAFIQ Japan -the Network aiming at the Coexistence with the Refugees in Japan
- Refugees Empowerment Network (REN)
(16 members as of August, 2016)
- Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees （UNHCR）
Forum for Refugees Japan (FRJ）
1-53-11 Yamato-cho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 〒165-0034
TEL: 03-6383-0688 FAX:03-6383-0699 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org