Treasures of the World – Your smile bringing us together

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: MITSUI, Masashi

Born in 1974 in Kyoto, he has been taking photographs in remote areas in Asia by riding on a motorbike. His photography theme is smiles and working people. He was awarded the 2018 Grand Prix of Nikkei National Geographic Photography Award. His photo albums include “Colorful Life, looking for happy colors” (Nikkei National Geographic), “Shibuikemen no kuni” (Raichosha), and more.

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The following photographs are selected for the JVC wall calendar, desk calendar, and postcards for 2022. All prices include tax.

January (India)

February (Morocco)

March (Myanmar)

April (India)

May (Cambodia)

June (Bangladesh)

July (Afghanistan)

August (East Timor)

September (India)

October (Cambodia)

November (Myanmar)

December (Myanmar)



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

(385 mm×560 mm)

¥1,600 (1 ~ 9 copies)

¥1,500 (10 ~ 50 copies)

¥1,400 (51 ~ copies)

[tax included]



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

(178 mm×160 mm)

¥1,300 (1 ~ 50 copies)

¥1,200 (51 ~ copies)

[tax included]



Seven postcards of the photos used in the JVC Calendar 2022.


[tax included]

[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 tiger, the symbol of the year 2022 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.


[tax included]

1. Palestine

2. Palestine

3. South Africa

4. South Africa

5. Sudan

6. Mixed

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 2022 + [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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