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Annual Report 2012/2013 Overview of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Programs

Overview of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Programs

Promoting Japanese Studies across the Globe

The Japan Foundation provides financial support to key Japanese-studies institutions overseas that promote better understanding of Japan and develop positive relations with Japan. It also gives fellowships for research activities in Japan. The Japan Foundation also provides networking opportunities for scholars in the field of Japanese studies. (see)

Support for Japanese Studies Institutions

The Japan Foundation supports Japanese studies institutions around the world in their efforts to reinforce their institutional capacity and develop specialists on Japan. The comprehensive and sustained assistance programs will contribute to a steady growth of research on Japan over the long term.

Support for Japanese Studies Scholars

The Japan Foundation offers research fellowships to Japanese studies scholars abroad. The fellowship program, which selects candidates through an open application process, has supported numerous scholars who have since achieved great success in the field.

Developing Japanese Studies Networks

With the goal of advancing scholarship of Japanese studies through a strengthened network of specialists and researchers, the Japan Foundation hosts international conferences, joint workshops and other platforms that facilitate dialogue across organizational and cultural boundaries. It also supports the activities of Japanese studies associations and networks abroad.

Promoting Intellectual Exchange

The Japan Foundation strives to make Japan's message better understood internationally and to nurture people for international exchanges. It promotes international understanding on diverse levels and aims for global development and stability through its intellectual contributions. (see)

Expansion of Intellectual Dialogue and International Outreach Efforts

To facilitate dialogue on topics of international concern and critical global issues, the Japan Foundation holds international conferences and symposiums and sends researchers and experts abroad. This helps networking among members of the intellectual community. Also, Grants are provided to support conferences and cultural exchange programs organized inside and outside Japan.

Human Resource Development

The Japan Foundation offers support programs designed to train professionals who will play a leading role in facilitating international dialogue as well as regional and youth exchanges. For scholars and journalists from countries that have limited connections with Japan, such as Middle Eastern and African countries, a fellowship program is available to support research activities in Japan.

Intellectual Exchange with the United States (see)

Intellectual Dialogue and Joint Research

The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) promotes Japan-U.S. intellectual exchanges that take the form of discussions, collaborative research and networking aimed at addressing both global and regional issues. CGP hosts a broad range of conferences and events to support and drive these collaborative efforts.

Human Resource Development

CGP implements and supports projects that nurture next-generation leaders committed to developing and sustaining the Japan-U.S. partnership. It also conducts and supports activities and grassroots exchange programs to better understand Japan in areas where Japan-exchange events are very limited. The Abe Fellowship program provides grants for scholars and journalists to conduct research on significant global issues.

  • 1.CGP APSIA Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders
  • 2.Kizuna (Bond) Project: Short-term Visit to Japan by U.S. High School Students-Students embracing a disaster victim in Fukushima,3.Japan and U.S. Chairs of the 25th Joint Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange,4.Asia-Europe Intercultural City Summit 2012 Hamamatsu

    1. CGP APSIA Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders  2. Kizuna (Bond) Project: Short-term Visit to Japan by U.S. High School Students-Students embracing a disaster victim in Fukushima (see)  3. Japan and U.S. Chairs of the 25th Joint Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON)  4. "Asia-Europe Intercultural City Summit 2012 Hamamatsu" (see)  5. Japanese Study Seminar at CEEJA in Alsace: "Taisho/Prewar(Showa)"

  • 5.Japanese Study Seminar at CEEJA in Alsace: "Taisho/Prewar(Showa)"