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THE JAPAN FOUNDATION 2015 / 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Cultivating friendship and ties
between Japan and the world.

Through culture, language and dialogue,
the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities
to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.

culture

[Arts and Cultural Exchange]

Coming into contact with arts and cultures from overseas generates and stimulates people’s interest and empathy beyond language barriers. By introducing a wide variety of Japanese art and culture to people around the world, we bring people closer together.

language

[Japanese-Language Education Overseas]

Letting people overseas know about Japanese-language leads to increasing their interest in and understanding of Japan. We work to enhance Japanese-language learning environments in each country in order to allow more people to study Japanese.

dialogue

[Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange]

We support Japanese studies overseas as it leads to deeper mutual understanding. We also promote exchange between intellectuals through symposiums and collaborative projects on universal global issues.