What is the Japan Foundation?

The Japan Foundation, established in 1972 as a special legal entity supervised by the Foreign Ministry and reorganized as an incorporated administrative agency in October 2003, is the first organization that specializes in international cultural exchange in Japan. For details, please see Overview.

The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects to participate in our programs. Successful applicants are provided with grants, research scholarships, and books, or other types of support. A variety of programs are organized by category and objective, each with its own stipulated conditions. The Program Guidelines set out these conditions. Please see the following for FAQ on the Program Guidelines.

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