Here, There, Everywhere

JVC’s activity areas that a journalist Jun HORI photographed

What is the JVC International Cooperation Calendar?

The Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC) is an international cooperation NGO established in 1980. The original goal was to save displaced people in Indochina. We currently have various projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Our policy and aim are to address underlying causes of problems and seek ultimate solutions to issues happening all over the world.

For instance, distributing food does not always ease food shortage in the long run. Likewise, giving help to a refugee does not necessarily lead to reducing the number of refugees in total. We intend, not to simply fix and provide what is lacking, but to think together how we could create a self-sustainable community. We would like not only to save people wounded in conflicts but aim to prevent conflicts themselves and create a peaceful society. We strongly believe in the significance of addressing problems at the root.

The JVC International Cooperation Calendar was first produced in 1986, and approximately 500,000 calendars have been sold since then. The proceeds will go to support various JVC projects around the world. By purchasing calendars and postcards, which will brighten your daily life, you can contribute to building a better world.

About the photographer: HORI, Jun

He was born in 1977 and worked at NHK from 2001 to 2013. He is currently the representative director of a non-profit organization 8bitNews and the representative of GARDEN Co. Ltd. He also serves as the master of ceremonies in Morning CROSS (TOKYO MX TV), JAM THE WORLD (J-WAVE), and AbemaPrime (ABEMA). Since 2019, he has been an invited researcher of the Global Consolidated Research Institute for Science Wisdom at Waseda University. He has directed two documentary films: Henshin – Metamorphosis, which covered the meltdown accidents that occurred in the U.S. and in Japan. It was awarded the special prize in the Kyoto International Indies Film Festival. Another film, Watashi wa bundan wo yurusanai (I don’t allow division), was released in the spring of 2020, which covered various places in the world including Japan, where division is going on.

Twitter: 8bit_HORIJUN

Instagram: junhori79


Garden Journalism:

Official website Watashi wa bundan wo yurusana:

The following photographs are selected for the JVC wall calendar, desk calendar, and postcards for 2021. All prices include tax.













Front cover


12 pictures, each week starts from Sunday, phases of the moon indicated.

(385 mm×560 mm)

¥1,600 (1 ~ 9 copies)

¥1,500 (10 ~ 49 copies)

¥1,400 (50 ~ copies)


12 pictures, each week starts from Sunday, phases of the moon indicated.

(178 mm×160 mm)

¥1,300 (1 ~ 49 copies)

¥1,200 (50 ~ copies)



Seven postcards of the photos used in the JVC Calendar 2021.

[Set A] Front cover + January-June

[Set B] Front cover + July-December



Smile New Year’s Cards feature illustrations drawn by children in our project areas. The children drew cows, the symbol of the year 2021 in Chinese astrology. Each set from No. 1 through 5 contains 10 identical postcards with the same illustration. The mixed set contains all the illustrations.


1. Laos

2. Afghanistan

3. Afghanistan

4. Palestine

5. South Africa

6. Mixed set

How to order

To purchase your copy of the JVC International Cooperation Calendar, Postcards, or Smile New Year’s Cards, please complete the order form. Please notice that the price of calendar will be discounted if you order in bulk. All purchases also require additional postage costs (see the order form).

Please send your order form to The subject line should be: ORDER JVC CALENDAR 2021 + [FIRST NAME/LAST NAME]

We will send you the ordered calendar/postcards together with a payment form, which includes all the necessary information printed. An example is shown here.

Please pay the amount at a post office or ATM. Only Japan Posts ATM’s can be used. Please show this receipt to a member of the post office and pay the amount shown in the highlighted red circle shown in the above example.

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