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“Recognizing the fundamental importance of communications infrastructures as an essential element in the economic and social development of all countries.”

United Nations resolution 36/40. of 1981.

“Given the vital role telecommunications play not only in such obvious fields and emergency, health and other social services, administration and commerce, but also in stimulating economic growth and enhancing the quality of life, creating effective networks worldwide will bring immense benefits.”

International Telecommunication Union (ITU),

“The Missing Link: Report of the Independent Commission for Worldwide Telecommunications Development,” 1984, ITU.

Based on the above backgrounds, BHN Association was established in 1992 as a non-governmental organization specializing in ICT by six leaders of telecommunication industries in Japan to support people in developing countries through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

BHN Association has continued efforts to realize its vision since the first support activity for people afflicted by a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Sep 1992 Establishment of BHN Association.
Sep 1999 Specified Nonprofit Corporation by the Cabinet Office, the Government of Japan.

Oct 2006 


Winning the Ministry of International Affairs and Communications Prize for International Cooperation and Contributions.
Feb 2010  Approved specified Nonprofit Corporation by National Tax Agency Japan.