There are many NGOs in Japan. Are they operating under the same type of limited governance oversight that many Japanese corporations have experienced i.e. the Olympus debacle? It would not be surprising. The western model for NGO leadership is one based on financial success. Boards are recruited from corporate and philanthropic leadership circles. And if the rules are that you don't ask questions at the highest levels of Japanese corporations.....it might be a similar, and similarly dangerous, situation at Japanese NGOs.
It's time for a new way of doing things.