In a number of countries, the Japan Foundation has supported research institutions that play a central role in Japanese studies.
The various projects in this category are designed to develop human resources and strengthen the base for Japanese studies in each respective country.
1.Intensive Support for Core Institute
The Japan Foundation has provided intensive supports for 16 institutes in 7 countries in Asia-Pacific region, such as Thammasat University in Thailand. Supports included grants for expenses for publishing, research trips to Japan, and collaborative researchs, as well as donations to libraries.
* The Japan Foundation Library Support Program ended in Fiscal year 2007-2008.
2.Dispatch of Affiliate Professors
The Japan Foundation sent experts to the Japanese studies institutions overseas, including Delhi University and Havana University. Also, the Japan Foundation aided part of expenses for dispatching experts to support to strengthen the base for educations (18 cases).
3.Aid for Increasing Teaching Staff
The Japan Foundation aided expenses for employing additional education staff in the institutions of Japanese studies (7 cases).
The Japan Foundation supported Beijing Foreign Studies University to provide Japanese study courses by dispatching 17 Japanese professors in total, to invite graduate students and staff to Japan (24 people), to conduct research, and to publish books.
In addition, to Peking University, the Japan Foundation dispatched 10 Japanese professors in total for the courses of modern Japanese studies and invited 24 graduate students and the course staff to Japan.