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Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines

The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects and activities to participate in programs of the Japan Foundation. The Japan Foundation carries out its programs and activities in the three major areas of Art and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening the Cultural Exchange in Asia. Successful applicants are provided with grants, research scholarships, Japanese-language training programs, and other forms of support.

The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2015 (April 1, 2015 to March 31,2016) outline the full array of the Japan Foundation's applicable programs.
Please read the General Instructions thoroughly, and then go to the Program List, organized by categories and objectives, for general information of each program. If you find a program that you wish to apply for, please obtain the application forms., After reading the attached instructions, fill out, and submit the application by the deadline to the specified office.


(1) Applicants from outside Japan:

Applicants should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas offices. When there is no regional office in the applicant's country of residence, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan External link.

(2) Applicants from within Japan:

Applicants from within Japan should contact the section in charge at the Japan Foundation domestic offices.


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