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Mamoreruinochi wo Mamorukai — Legal Aid for Scientists in Japan

Mt. Fuji (Photo courtesy of flickr user Zengame)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
2/2018
Grant Amount 
$40,000
Purpose 
General support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. Mamoreruinochi wo Mamorukai representatives reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $40,000 to Mamoreruinochi wo Mamorukai for general support. Mamoreruinochi wo Mamorukai, which translates roughly as Protect the Lives Protectable, is a Japanese organization that protects science journalists and scientists from attacks, insults, and litigation.

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations. This is a discretionary grant and falls within our work on scientific research.