About us

The Institute of Cultural Affairs Japan is a private non-profit organization concerned with the human factor in world development. At the heart of ICA's work is the belief that long-term, sustainable development happens only when people grasp the significance of their own lives in the larger scheme of things - when they actively participate in the changes taking place around them instead of merely being targets of that change. 

Our Values

Community Development

It’s easy to do great work when you believe in what you do. That’s why we’re committed to helping teach more individuals and communities to reach independent growth.

Woman Empowerment

Challenging the status quo of many third world areas and  providing a chance for women to take charge of their lives. Training, facilitating and mediating come together in tackling the issues women face around the world.


In the face of adversity no matter the calamity we have been there across the globe. Be it war, poverty or a natural disaster we have aided and supported those in need.

ICA International

ICA Japan is 1 of 48 member countries across the globe. Find out more about ICA International and all that we stand for here: