The structure of ACT works to maximize the benefits from donations.

● ACT accepts proposals of projects by local non-government organizations (NGOs/educational institutions) in different developing countries in Asia *.
*Developing countries in Asia (recipients of aid from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)): Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. (“Asia” as categorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

● Grant projects are screened and selected from the numerous applications received by a group of specialists in international affairs and development projects (Executive Advisory Committee).

● Survey and monitoring of grant projects and their implementing organizations are conducted by highly-professional staff (Secretariat).

● Trust money (donations) is managed and operated by the 4 Trust Banks (Trustees) in accordance to terms of the Trust Act of Japan.

● The overall financial flow of ACT is being closely monitored by a trust executor.

Executive Advisory Committee Tomomitsu OBA (Chairperson)

Former Advisor, Japan Center for International Finance

A specialist on international finance who held a key position in the (then) Treasury Department of Ministry of Finance

Message from the Chairperson

Ryokichi HIRONO
Professor Emeritus, Seikei University

A specialist on international development issues who had worked in international institutions such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Terumasa AKIO
President, The Education for Development Fund-Japan

A specialist on international cooperation in the field of education through an international education sponsorship program

President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)

A specialist on child labor and gender and has worked with International Labour Organization (ILO) and other institutions

Akihiro NONAKA
Representative, Asia Press International

A photo journalist who has covered numerous issues on conflicts not only in Asia but also other parts of the world

Professor, Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health

A specialist on population issues who was the first Secretary General of the Tokyo Office of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)

Secretariat Asian Community Center 21 (President and CEO: Michio ITO)
ABK Bldg. 1F, 2-12-13 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8642, Japan


Message from the Executive Secretary

Trustees Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (ACT’s Chief Bank of Trustees)
Retail Financial Business Services Division
3-33-1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8574, Japan
Tel: 03-5232-8910

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Retail Banking Business Unit
3-36-16, Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001, Japan
Tel: 0120-622372(Toll-free)

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Private Business Unit
1-2-1, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8670, Japan

Resona Bank, Limited.
Trust Business Planning Division
1-5-65 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8581, Japan

Trust Executor Tatsuo OTA
Chair, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations (JACO)
One of the pioneers in the promotion of charitable trusts, and currently active in the promotion of charitable organizations
Supervising Government Agency Regional Policy Division,
Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs