If you're wondering how you can get involved in Japan, check out the following short list of actions:
For a more complete list, visit https://www.effectivealtruism.org/get-involved/ (English only)
Learn more about Effective Altruism
Solving the world's most important problems naturally requires skills, talent, and experience. Rather than immediately donating or volunteering, it is often better for someone new to effective altruism to start by becoming better educated about its theory and practice. The aspiration to do the most good takes more than just good intentions; there’s a lot of evidence and careful reasoning needed to successfully maximize your impact.
Check out the Japanese Resources page for more information.
Give to outstanding charities
One of the most straightforward ways to make a difference is donating money to the causes you think are going to have the most charitable bang for your buck. This is certainly easier said than done — identifying the best charities is complicated work — but we’re here to help. If you have some money to spare, consider donating to an outstanding charity.
You can give to specific charities recommended by GiveWell, Animal Charity Evaluators, or The Life You Can Save, or let an EA Fund manager make a determination based on the cause you prioritize. (All links in English only)
Assist Effective Altruism Japan
We have a ton of impactful programs to implement here in Japan but not enough people to work on them. From translation of English EA material to careers advice for new graduates, if you want to volunteer your time and skills in a highly impactful way, we may have something for you. Feel free to reach out using our contact form.