We support the U.S.-Japan Network for the FutureExternal link, which is a program organized by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield FoundationExternal link that seeks to foster young Japan specialists. The program provides a place for exchange and discussion with counterparts in Japan and seeks to strengthen the relationship between the participating specialists.

Center for Global Partnership (CGP) supports U.S.-Japan cooperative research together with prominent U.S. thinktanks with the aim to strengthen intellectual exchange between the U.S. and Japan and foster the next generation of Japan and U.S. specialists.

CGP supports the Japan-U.S. Partnership Program, which is organized by the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS)External link. Over a period of two years, the program develops specialist knowledge in researchers with an interest in the field of security in relation to Japan. The program does so by providing scholarships, seminars, thesis support, overseas training, and more under the guidance of the program director.

For more information about this program, please visit its website: the Japan-U.S. Partnership ProgramExternal link.

Seeking to foster the next generation of Japan-specializing researchers, CGP since FY 2015 has been providing financial support to U.S. universities to encourage understanding of contemporary Japan through education in the social sciences (particularly Japanese politics and diplomacy). Through this support, CGP seeks to further encourage an understanding of contemporary Japan.

5. GEN-J:Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan Program

Gen-J dispatches Grassroots Exchange Facilitators and Japanese-Language Supporters to the U.S. who provide grassroots exchange activities for two years, aiming to strengthen the relationship between Japanese companies operating in the U.S. and the local communities in the U.S. as well as to promote a better understanding of Japan through their grassroots activities.

6. Support for Japan-America Societies

The National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.(NAJAS)External link is a non-profit organization that offers educational, cultural and business programs about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations to the general public through its member Japan and Japan-America Societies. CGP supports strengthening the operating foundations and networking of the 37 Japan-American Societies in the North America, including the Japan Society in Toronto, Canada, through its grant to NAJAS.