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Support for sports promotion, and the operation of the Sports Promotion Lottery (toto/BIG)

Financial support for sports organizations through the Sports Promotion Fund, the Sports Promotion Lottery (toto/BIG) and government grants

In order to promote and popularize sports, including the improvement of Japan’s international competitiveness in sports and the development and enhancement of the sports environment at the community level, the Sports Promotion Fund and Lottery Department provides financial assistance for projects to promote sports (e.g., Sports Promotion Fund subsidies, Sports Promotion Lottery subsidies, and subsidies for activities to improve Japan’s competitiveness in sports).  
Sports Promotion Fund
Sports Promotion Lottery(toto/BIG)Promoting sports in Japan

Subsidies for activities that improve Japan’s competitiveness in sports

Since FY2003, the JSC has provided subsidies for activities that contribute to enhancing Japan’s competitiveness in sports, which are extended for programs aimed at raising the standards of the premier leagues in Japan.

Sports Promotion Fund

How the Fund subsidy works

Cycling road race

A donation from the private sector and the operating profit has been distributed as subsidies for sports activities undertaken by sports organizations, individual athletes and coaches.

How to donate to the Sports Promotion Fund

The JSC makes efforts to secure financial resource for subsidies through encouraging donations to the fund from individuals and corporations. Additional donations come from the profits of vending machines set up in cooperation with national university corporations, local public entities, sports organizations, and other organizations.

Rakuten Bank account
Branch code 211
Account number 7005804
Name of the account holder Japan Sport Council
PayPay Bank account
Branch code 001
Account number 0704490
Name of the account holder Japan Sport Council
Yucho Bank Postal Transfer account (Yubin-furikae account)
Account number 00110-0-539813
Name of the account holder Japan Sport Council Sports Promotion Fund

Sports Promotion Lottery(toto/BIG)

How the Sports Promotion Lottery works

The Sports Promotion Lottery (toto/BIG) was introduced in 2001 with the aim of securing new funding sources in order to develop and enhance Japan’s sporting environment. Profits are allocated from the sports promotion lottery sales revenue, after deductions of payouts to lottery winners, expenses, and provisions for specific work (allocation for expenses such as improvement of sports facilities for international sporting events). Three-fourths of the profits are used to subsidize projects that aim to promote sports, while the remaining one-fourth is paid to the national treasury.

How the Sports Promotion Lottery works(50% of sales works for Prize payments,  the remainding three quarters, excluding Expenses and Specific amount, works for Subsidies for the promotion of sports, and the other quarter are paid to Goverment.)


How the toto lottery works

Prize will be awarded if the prediction of the results of soccer games are correct. The lottery comes in two types. One type (“toto”, “mini toto”, and “totoGOAL3” “totoGOAL2”) allows lottery buyers to make their own predictions, while the other type (“BIG”, “MEGA BIG“,“100yen BIG”, “BIG1000”, and “mini BIG”) allows predictions to be made randomly and automatically by computer. 

* It is prohibited by law for minors under the age of 19 to purchase or to be given toto lottery tickets. They are also not eligible to receive prize money


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