Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan

Mission Statement

認定NPO法人3keys(スリーキーズ)は、虐待により家庭に頼ることのできない子どもや、虐待、自殺、妊娠などの悩みについて助けを求める子どもに、必要な支援を届けます。 We, 3keys, provide necessary support for children who cannot rely on family support due to abuses and those who seek help from bullying, suicides, pregnancies and so on.

About This Cause

Our philosophy is to provide social safety net for all children that will secure their human rights and growth. Based on this philosophy, we do three projects below:

For more adults to understand the current situation of children and take responsibilities as an adult, we help them learn about rights of children and encourage them to take an action for children.

We provide safety nets (both online and offline) that support children to grow up safely. We are aiming to offer a place where children can easily drop in when they are hurt by their family, school, or society, need to take a rest, or want to keep a little distance from others in order to regain proper childhood.

・providing education programs :児童養護施設での学習支援
We provide education programs inside and outside orphanages that accommodate children who suffered from abuses. Some of them are dropout students from high school and others who lose wills to enter universities due to lack of self-esteem. We aim to re-build the children’s self-esteem through educational supports.

・Online platform for teenagers called "Mex"
We provide an online counseling service and a website called "Mex" where teenagers can search supports and ask for help. In fiscal 201700, 4387 children able to access our services. We provide a website called “Mex” where children who have serious problems such as child abuse, bullying, suicide, and mental problems, but cannot talk to anyone about them, can search and find support groups that they can rely on.
More than 1.7 million people used Mex in FY2020.

Website: https://me-x.jp


・Offline safetynet for teenagers: Youth-center called "3(san)"
We operate Youth Center 3(San, which means 3rd place for teenagers), a safe and quiet third place for children.In Japan, only a small number of families have enough space to provide personal space for each child. In addition, children exposed to abusive or maltreatment environments have no place to rest on a daily basis. At the youth center, teenagers can eat, wash, shower, take a nap, etc., The place is aim to be a safety net for children who are not guaranteed to take it for granted at home.


On behalf of schools and families, we create a variety of contents including YouTube animation and spread information about children's rights and their dignity, so that children can protect themselves. We believe all children must know about their rights and dignity. In order to reach all teens, we not only create but also publicize with various online tools (SNS etc.) used by teens.


・Articles for Teenagers(10代向けコラム)
Designed to provide hints for solving various problems that are often raised by children. There are more then 150 articles that are written under the supervision of experts in various fields to ensure that the information is accurate. Also based on our long experience in supporting children, we make sure those articles are easy to understand for children to read on their own.


・YouTube Online Consultation(YouTube オンライン相談会)
We held several online counseling sessions by clinical psychologists and child psychiatrists to answer anonymous counseling from children. In addition to live consultations on the day, we also distribute missed videos after that, and have been played more than 400,000 times so far.


・Children's awareness-raising video "Mee no Nayami"(Mee’s Pain) (子ども向け啓発動画「ミーのなやみ」)
This video is for children who have lost the will to talk to someone about their problems. The videos are designed to provide children with the correct knowledge about abuse, bullying, domestic violence and tell children not to blame themselves, and that they can seek help from someone. Not only do children learn from the videos, but they are also introduced to places to seek help for their problems. As of 2020, we are delivering 12 videos about abuse, bullying, and dating violence.

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrm2IQBqbrXr8IfI2LeTAQ


Uni-Works Shinjukugyoen 1F Shinjuku 1-12-5
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Twitter @3keys_staff
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