Activity Report (1998) / Charts

Japan Foundation Asia Center Intellectual Exchange Division Activity Report 1998


The five charts below illustrate various breakdowns by category of the 104 projects supported by Asia Center grants in fiscal year 1998, to give some idea of the focus of the projects supported, and of the grantees who carried them out. Chart 1, Project Focus by Theme, shows the percentage of projects according to the five program priorities that the Asia Center set in its initial year. Chart 2, Grantees by Region, shows where the institutions that received Asia Center grants are based. The percentage of grants to Japan-based institutions decreased slightly from 43 percent to 40 percent, while those from Southeast Asia increased by 11 percent to 38 percent. Chart 3, Project Focus by Region, shows that the overall focus of projects from the Asia region increased by 8 percent over the previous year while projects solely on South Asia and East Asia decreased by 1 percent and 9 percent respectively. Chart 4, Project Focus: Single-Country, Bilateral or Multilateral relates how Multilateral projects with a project focus on three or more countries increased by 8 percent over 1997, while unilateral projects decreased by 12 percent. Chart 5, Grantees by Institutional Type provides a picture of the kinds of institutions that used Asia Center grant funds: universities; independent research institutes or think-tanks; professional associations or learned societies; cultural institutions such as museums or libraries; and non-profit or non-governmental organizations. The first three, which together comprise the academic sector, make up the largest combined sector at 47 percent, while the NGO/ NPO sector was the single largest recipient at 31 percent for fiscal year 1998. In relation to the NGO/ NPO sector, this is a dramatic increase over last year by 10 percent.

Chart 1: Project Focus by Theme
Chart 1
Chart 2: Grantees by Region Chart 2
Chart 3: Project Focus by Region Chart 3
Chart 4: Project Focus :
Single-Country, Bilateral or Multilateral Chart 1
Chart 5: Grantees by Institutional Type
Chart 5

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