We can support children’s future
if all adults band together.


About Us

Shiseido Child Foundation (Formerly “Shiseido Social Welfare Foundation”) was established in 1972 as a 100th anniversary project of Shiseido Company, Limited with its strong desire to contribute to the welfare of society.
Since the establishment of the Foundation, we have focused on supporting children, especially children who are forced to live separately from their parents for various reasons.

Our Vision

“Aim for a society in which all children are brimming with smiles and shining in their own way.”

Our Mission

"Support children to grow up sound by cooperating with those who share the same aspiration."

Name of
Shiseido Child Foundation
* Renamed from Shiseido Social Welfare Foundation on Oct. 1, 2022
Chairman Yoshihiro Shiojima
Address 5-5, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Establishment April 8, 1972 (100th anniversary project of Shiseido's founding)

Why We Do

There are about 42,000 children
living separately from their parents
in Japan and being cared by "social care."

The Japanese “social care” is a system in which local governments provide protective care to children who are are unable to live with thier parents for various reasons and support families which have difficulites in child-rearing.
Children in "social care" leave their parents and are raised in child welfare facilities or by foster parents because of their parents' health problems, financial problems, divorces, discords,abuses and so on.

Facts about children living apart from their parents

After graduation from high school and leaving from child care facilities or foster parents

Many of such children have to become financially and mentally independent and make their own living after graduation.
Their journeys to become independent are by no means easy. Children have to make big decisions, such as finding a job or going on to university, with full of hopes or hesitations, or sometimes with feelings of resignation in their mind.

Rate of enrollment in higher educational institutions

After graduating from high school, 33.1% of children living in child care facilities go on to higher education instituitions, such as universities, junior colleges, professional schools, etc., and 58.8% of them get jobs. In case of children living with foster parents, 58.5% of them go on to schools, and 33.3% are employed. Compared to the fact that 74.2% of average high school graduates go on to higher educational instituitions, we can see that enrollment rate of such children is extremely low. In recent years, however, the number of children in "social care" who go to higher educational institutions has been gradually increasing. 
*Data are taken from the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare data collection "Toward the Promotion of Social Nurturing" (March 31, 2022)

Necessity to let children have the power to become independent before leaving "social care"

Information about how to go to hospitals, keep themselves groomed in business situations, wear suits neatly, maintain financial stability, and behave in a right manner at ceremonial occasions before thier independence would be a great supports when they enter into society.

What We Do

We are supporting children through the three pillars of activities, “Supporting Children’s Challenge for the Future”, “Creating Opportunities to Learn for People who Nurture Children”, and “Creating a Society in which Children are Supported by Everyone”.

  • Supporting Children’s Challenge for the Future

    Shiseido Child Foundation Scholarship Program, Self-reliance Seminar

  • Creating Opportunities to Learn for People who Nurture Children

    Training Program for Child Care Facility Personnel, Child Welfare Information Magazine 

  • Creating a Society in which Children are Supported by Everyone

    Subsidization of Events Hosted by Child Care Facilities

Principal Activities

Shiseido Child Foundation Scholarship Program

This program is a benefit-type scholarship for high school students who are in "social care." We provides 500,000 yen per year to children who go on to universities, junior colleges, and proffesional schools. In addition, we hold exchange meetings and supply daily necessities for scholarship students.

Self-reliance Seminar

We hold seminars for children who are in "social care" to learn from experts about social knowledge necessary for being independent, such as financial management, communication skills, sex educations, and personal appearances suited for matured adults.

Training Program for Child Care Facility Personnel

The purpose of this program is to contribute to a development of personnel who are working in a child welfare field. The participants broaden the scope of expertise and insights by visiting advanced countries in child welfare field, learning about child welfare initiatives and latest researches directly from local facility staffs and researchers, and utilizing the lessons learned in their daily work.  

Latest Training Program

46th Program in France (FY2021, online)

policies for fostering the next generation, welfare of children and familes

45th Program in Poland and Belgium (FY2019)

children's rights

44th Program in UK (FY2018)

preventive support, judicial involvement in child protection, human resources development, collaboration between institutions and foster carers