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Japan Society

Bringing the people of the United States and Japan closer together

three stars

81.58

333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 832-1155   Web Site
EIN: 13-1675082

Board Leadership
Joseph R. Perella
Chairman

CEO
Motoatsu Sakurai
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.58 three stars
  Financial 74.91 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation.

Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation.

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Financial

two stars

74.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
67.2%
  Administrative Expenses 25.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.30
  Program Expenses Growth -7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Japan Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Japan Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japan Society (NY) 81.58 three stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 93.69 four stars
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (DC) 86.76 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 92.44 four stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,791,910
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $352,900
   Fundraising Events $1,372,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $365,494
Total Contributions $7,882,364
   Program Service Revenue $1,217,978
Total Primary Revenue $9,100,342
   Other Revenue $6,277,372
TOTAL REVENUE $15,377,714
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,611,205
   Administrative Expenses $2,992,015
   Fundraising Expenses $797,698
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,400,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,976,796
   
Net Assets $73,912,178

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Gallery $1,622,350 21.3%
Performing Arts $1,335,085 17.5%
Media & Marketing $933,454 12.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 11/01/2018 81.58 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 84.96 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 86.71 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.88 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 93.96 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 90.79 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 83.06 three stars
2010-06 12/23/2011 73.80 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 72.38 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 62.47 one star
2008-06 12/15/2009 78.47 two stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 92.12 four stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 74.90 two stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 81.99 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1675082
Name in IRS Master File JAPAN SOCIETY INC
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$349,043 3.06% Motoatsu Sakurai President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Japan Society (NY) 81.58 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 88.19 three stars
StandWithUs (CA) 95.47 four stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 93.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 832-1155
fax: (212) 755-6752
EIN: 13-1675082

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Board Leadership

Joseph R. Perella
Chairman

CEO

Motoatsu Sakurai
President

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