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.

About the Applicable Programs

The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are involved in international exchange.

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 in the Program Guidelines a program that matches the project that you or your organization are planning, please obtain the respective application instructions and application forms. Complete the forms and submit your application to the specified office.
The Japan Foundation screens the applications and provides support to successful applicants.

PDF booklet for download

The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) outline the full array of the Japan Foundation's applicable programs.

Inquiries and FAQ

Prospective applicants outside Japan should contact the nearest Japan Foundation overseas office, or the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan when there is no regional Japan Foundation overseas office in the country.

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

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