We hope things are going well with you all.
Thank you for your continued support to our programs.
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) will make a new start in April 2022, as the Japan Foundation Global Partnerships Department.
As you know, CGP was created in 1991 as Japan-U.S. relations were going through a difficult phase. CGP’s aim always has been to help resolve issues through joint dialogue, exchange, and collaboration between Japanese and U.S. experts in various fields as well as citizens at the grassroots level.
In reflecting on these 30 years, we are pleased that the friendship and teamwork between our two countries and peoples has grown, and the U.S.-Japan alliance is stronger than ever. At the same time, however, there are many new complex challenges facing the international community such as environmental issues, natural disasters, wars, regional conflicts, societal divisions, and pandemics. Global partnerships across national and regional boundaries are vitally important, perhaps now more than ever, and this is a moment for collective action.
The Japan Foundation has decided to merge CGP, the Japan-China Center, and the Asia Center and form a new Global Partnerships Department. We are evolving to include even more diverse voices from around the world in our mission toward mutual understanding through collaborative problem solving and dialogue.
The issues addressed by the Global Partnerships Department are common to many people around the world, but in order to resolve them, Japan and the United States, which share the value of democracy and have great economic power, are expected to play an even more important role. The importance of "joint contribution to the world by the joint efforts of Japan and the United States" and "closer relations between Japan and the United States" will not change. While continuing the various ongoing projects CGP will be carried out at the Global Partnerships Department, we will continue our efforts in the new the thematic areas; "Building a Resilient Society," "Developing an Inclusive Society," and " Creating a Society Enriched by Science and Technology", announced last year on the occasion of CGP’s 30th anniversary;
From Center for Global Partnership to Global Partnerships Department, we will be inheriting our philosophy and legacy, and expand the field to the world and aim to realize a true "Global Partnership".
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for your support and kindness for the operation and programs of CGP over the past 30 years, and we ask for your continued understanding and cooperation with the Global Partnerships Department. Thank you for your cooperation.
Acting Executive Director
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
And all of us at CGP