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THE JAPAN FOUNDATION 2016 / 2017 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 other countries 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

Teaching the Japanese language to people outside Japan helps to increase their interest in and understanding of Japan. We work to enhance Japanese-language learning environments around the world to provide more people with opportunities to study Japanese.

dialogue

Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

We support research on Japan in other countries as this leads to deeper mutual understanding. We also promote intellectual exchange between diverse experts through symposiums and collaborative projects on universal global issues.