The Abe Fellowship Program is a research scholarship system focusing on individual researchers and journalists. The program aims to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of contemporary global concern and issues that require urgent attention.

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From 2015, the Center for Global Partnership (CGP) has implemented a network program that invites intellectual leaders from diverse communities in the United States in order to promote the networking of intellectuals in both countries. The invited leaders engage in dialogues with Japanese researchers, policy practitioners, and leaders of civil society, as well as holding public lectures in Japan.

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3. Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Program

The JOI Program aims to promote interest and understanding of Japan by placing coordinators for two years in the U.S. to encourage grassroots exchanges. Through such activities, the program endeavors to foster leaders of grassroots exchange with Japan. The JOI program is co-administered by CGP and a U.S. non-profit organization, Laurasian InstitutionExternal link.

For more information about this program in English, please visit the website of Laurasian Institution: JOI Program (Laurasian Institution’s page)External link.

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In cooperation with local international exchange organizations, the U.S. Embassy, and other partners, CGP organizes the Japanese American Leadership Symposium. The Symposium brings together Japanese-American leaders as panelists, who are invited under the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) program, which is organized each year with assistance from the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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CGP is launching “Grant Program: Japan-U.S. Global Partnership” from fiscal year 2022 to support projects centered around one or more of the three themes. The goals of this new grant program are to support projects that help resolve global issues through U.S.-Japan collaborative efforts, and to support the individuals behind such projects.

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  • U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program
  • Support for U.S. think-tanks
  • Japan-U.S. Partnership Program
  • Grant Program for Social Science Research and Education on Contemporary Japan
  • GEN-J (Grassroots Exchange Network - Japan)
  • Support for Japan-America Societies
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