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Community Currency and NPOs-A Model for Solving Social Issues in the 21st Century
Social Development Research Department Senior researcher Akio Doteuchi
A quiet boom is spreading across Japan. In over 100 communities， community currency-also known as community money or local currency-has been introduced in trial or working projects. This paper examines the growing interest in community currencies， and explores the possibilities for their use by nonprofit organizations (NPO) as a model for solving social issues in the 21st century.