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Appendix

Summary of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Programs

1.Support for Japanese Studies Organizations (see)

(1) Recipients of Grants for Japanese Studies Institutions

67 institutions in 28 countries and regions

①Asia

Korea: Hallym University; Kookmin University; Korea University; Seoul National University
China: Fudan University; Nankai University; Northeast Normal University; Northwest University; Sichuan International Studies University; Zhejiang Gongshang University
Taiwan: National Chengchi University
Indonesia: Graduate School of University of Indonesia
Singapore: National University of Singapore
Thailand: Chiang Mai University; Chulalongkorn University; Department of Japanese, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University; Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University
The Philippines: Ateneo de Manila University; Asian Center, University of the Philippines; De La Salle University
Vietnam: Department of Japanese Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City; University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Hanoi; Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences
Malaysia: University of Malaya
India: Jawaharlal Nehru University; University of Delhi

②Oceania

Australia: Australian National University
New Zealand: University of Auckland

③Americas

United States:* East Carolina University; Florida International University; Furman University; Inter-University Center for Japanese-language Studies**; Japan Center for Michigan Universities; Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies**; Michigan State University; Pennsylvania State University; Southern Methodist University; Trinity University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Cincinnati; University of Illinois; University of Indianapolis; University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; University of Southern California; Wittenberg University
*Includes three small-scale grants. **American research or educational institute operating in Japan.
Brazil: University of São Paulo
Mexico: El Colegio de México; Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology

④Europe

Hungary: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest
Iceland: University of Iceland
Italy: Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Norway: University of Oslo
Romania: University of Bucharest
Russia: Far Eastern Federal University; Saint Petersburg State University
Spain: Autonomous University of Barcelona
U.K.: University of London
Uzbekistan: Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

⑤Middle East

Egypt: Cairo University
Iran: Faculty of Literature and Foreign Languages, University of Tehran; Faculty of World Studies, University of Teheran
Saudi Arabia: King Saud University
Turkey: Boğaziçi University

(2) Beijing Center for Japanese Studies

Support for Beijing Foreign Studies University (Center for Japanese Studies): Sent seven scholars to teach graduate students majoring in Japanese studies and invited 16 master's program students to Japan for research. Offered fellowships to four doctoral students and funded research projects by teaching staff.
Support for Peking University (Research Center for Contemporary Japan): Sent 11 scholars as teaching staff and invited 20 graduate students to do research in Japan.

2. Japanese Studies Fellowships (see)

(1) Fellowship for scholars/researchers, long-term

:70 people from 25 countries

(2) Fellowship for scholars/researchers, short-term

:34 people from 24 countries

(3) Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates

:96 people from 29 countries

3. Enhancement of Japanese Studies Network (see)

(1) Projects

: 5
Japanese studies seminar (Africa) and other activities

(2) Grants

: 27
Japan Studies Association of Canada, Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia, Russia Association of Japonologists, others

4. Intellectual Exchange: Expansion of International Outreach Efforts (see)

(1) Projects

: 23

  • Japan-Korea Intellectual Exchange Fellowship (1)
  • Japan-India Dialogue
  • Japan-China-Korea Cultural Exchange Forum
  • Japan-China-Korea Future Leaders Forum 2014
  • Japan and China Intellectual Exchange Program (Invitation of 2 groups)
  • Japan and China Intellectual Exchange Program (Invitation of 11 individuals)
  • Asia Leadership Fellow Program
  • International Symposium: Prospects and Challenges for the Future Generation (co-organized with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)
  • Invitation Program for Middle Eastern Groups
  • Regeneration in medium sized cities through Cultural Policy seminar
  • Toyota Workshop
  • Council of Europe (ICC): Civil protection in diverse societies

(2) Grants

: 47

5. Intellectual Exchange: Human Resources Development (see)

(1) Fellowship for Intellectual Exchange

: 7 fellows

(2) Grants for International Exchange by Youth and Community Leaders

: 30

6. Intellectual and Grassroots Exchanges with the United States (see)

[Programs]

(1) Abe Fellowship

: 12 scholars and 4 journalists
Fellowships are granted to scholars who study pressing global policy issues and to investigative journalists whose coverage promotes mutual understanding between Japan and the U.S.

(2) Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI)

: 5 new and 8 continuing for a total of 13 coordinators
Exchange activity coordinators are sent from Japan to universities and Japan-America Societies in the Southern and Midwestern United States to promote better understanding of Japan by introducing Japanese culture.

(3) Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders

: 15 graduate students

(4) Japanese American Leadership Seminar

: Seminar held upon the visit of Japanese Americans to expand networking with leaders in various fields.

[Grant programs]

(Total 67)

(1) Special Initiatives

: 11 (Major ones below)

  • The "JET Memorial Project"
    Program promoting Japan-U.S. exchanges with the alma mater universities of the two American JET participants who lost their lives in the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  • Support for U.S. Think Tanks
    A Japan-related policy research position at Brookings Institution.
  • US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program
    American and Japanese nonpartisan politicians, policy staff, and party staff are invited for networking with leaders in various fields. Subsidy to Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE).
  • Japan-U.S. Partnership Program
    Research scholarship program to nurture experts who will take leadership roles in maintaining and developing cooperative ties between Japan and the U.S. Grant to Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS).

(2) Regular Grants

: 20

(3) CGP New York small-scale grants

: 25

(4) CGP New York grants for Japan-America Societies

: 11

7. The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON)

In April 2014, after a meeting between Prime Minister Abe and President Obama, they released a joint statement for a CULCON recommendations. In response, both the Japanese and American CULCON committee chairpersons gave a statement. In November in Washington, D.C., the 26th United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange was held. The CULCON Education Task Force Annual Report 2013–2014 and the Arts Dialogue Committee Report were submitted for review. A joint statement was then adopted.

8. Youth Exchange Programs with the United States (see)

KAKEHASHI Project—The Bridge for Tomorrow, U.S.-based youth exchange program commissioned by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan) was implemented.

(1) Short-term stay in Japan

[Basic Programs]
  • Middle and high school student exchange: 220 U.S. middle and high school students (9 groups) invited to Japan for 10 days
  • University exchange: 275 U.S. college students (11 groups) invited to Japan for 10 days
[Thematic Programs]
  • Young Public Intellectuals exchange program: 153 young researchers (16 groups) from U.S. think tanks, etc., invited to Japan for 10 days
  • Young Professional Creators exchange: 19 U.S. young professional creators working in design, fashion, art, or anime invited to Japan for 7 days
  • Student Creators exchange: 78 U.S. art-major university undergraduate and graduate students (6 groups) invited to Japan for 10 days
  • Okinawa Program (Invitation): 250 U.S. high school students invited to Japan for 10 days
  • Japanese-American Young Adults Invitation Program: 93 Japanese-American college students (4 groups) invited to Japan for 10 days
  • Japan Bowl: 47 high achievers at the Japan Bowl (U.S. high school Japanese-language contest) invited to Japan for 10 days
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival: 7 National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassadors (college students) invited to Japan for 10 days
  • TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars Program (Invitation): In honor of the late Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, 100 American college students (4 groups) invited to Japan for 10 days

(2) Short-term stay in the U.S.

[Basic Programs]
  • Junior high and high school exchange: 547 junior high and high school students (22 groups) from across Japan sent to the U.S. for 10 days.
  • University exchange: 238 university students (10 groups) from across Japan sent to the U.S. for 10 days
[Thematic Programs]
  • Young Public Intellectuals exchange program: 31 young researchers (5 groups) from major Japanese think tanks, etc., sent to the U.S. for 7–10 days
  • Young Professional Creators exchange: 20 young Japanese professional creators working in design, fashion, art, or anime sent to the U.S. for 7 days
  • Student Creators exchange: 61 Japanese art-major university students (3 groups) sent to the U.S. for 10 days
  • Young Professional Community Advocates from Japan: 15 community advocates sent to the U.S. for 7 days
  • Okinawa Program: 250 high school students in Okinawa sent to the U.S. for 10 days
  • TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars Program: In honor of the late Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, 100 Japanese college students (4 groups) sent to the U.S. for 10 days
  • Dispatch of student scientists: 49 top achievers at Japan's "Science Intercollegiate" competition and "National Technical College Robot Contest" sent to the U.S. for 10 days