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In Japan Civil Code described basic charitable corporation form, namely Public Interest Corporation(PIC). After December 1st 2008, when the new PIC laws and regulations are to be fully enforced, a new independent body called Public Interest Corporation Commission (PIC Commission), similar to the Charity Commission for England and Wales, has started their operation. As of December 2012, 10,000 of PICs have already shifted their legal status, however 14,000 are now making decisions about how they will shift their legal status. Another types of CSOs called Specified Non-Profit Corporation, and other organizations also exist in Japan as shown below. This legal framework is a significant characteristic of Japan, because in most countries charitable non-profit is unified as one.
Current Legal System for charitable corporations
Japanese CSOs Basic Institutional Structure
|Profile of JACO|
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|Charitable Sectors in Japan|
|Statistics of Japanese CSOs|