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The Japan Foundation was established in October 1972 as a special legal entity supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the objective of promoting international cultural exchange through a comprehensive range of programs in all regions of the world. In October 2003, it was reorganized as an independent administrative institution.
With a global network consisting of the Tokyo headquarters, the Kyoto Office, two Japanese-language institutes(the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa, and the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai), and 22 overseas offices in 21 countries, the Japan Foundation operates programs in partnership with other organizations in and outside Japan, with a focus on three major fields: arts and cultural exchange, Japanese-language education overseas, and Japanese studies and intellectual exchange.

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JFIC Library
The Library provides reference services for research information and consultation regarding international cultural exchange activities.
Annual Report
The Japan Foundation Annual Report introduces the Japan Foundation's global cultural exchange activities of the Fiscal Year.
The Japan Foundation at a Glance
The brochure introduces brief overview of the Japan Foundation, including "What We Do", How We Support", "What We Have Done" and other useful information.

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