Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia

The Japan Foundation Asia Center aims to foster awareness of empathy and coexistence as neighbors who live together among the residents of Asia through exchange and collaboration. To that end, it implements projects in diverse fields, such as arts and culture, sports, Japanese-language education and academic exchange.

  • *New application forms and instructions for Asia Center Grant Program is expected to be available from April, 2020 or later. Please note that details of the program (including eligibility of applicants, project, and grant coverage) is currently under consideration and is subject to change.
    There are no plan for new calls for “The Asia Center Fellowship Program” at this time.

1 (1) "NIHONGO Partners" Program

This program dispatches “NIHONGO Partners” to secondary educational institutions etc. in Asia, mainly 10 ASEAN countries in order to support the local Japanese language teachers and students.
The “NIHONGO Partners” will support not only the educational activities of the local Japanese teachers but also aim to spread the charms of the Japanese language and cultures through their learning support and cultural activities inside and outside the classroom.

Program outline (PDF:63KB)

Last updated September 10, 2018

Eligibility Area Japan
Applicant Individual
Application Instruction /
Application Form
  1. (1)Once the details are available, the application instructions and application forms will be available on the Japan Foundation Asia Center's website .(in Japanese).
  2. (2)Please note that the dispatch areas and duration of dispatch are tentative and subject to change.

1 (2) NIHONGO Partners in collaboration with Japanese Universities

"NIHONGO Partners" to secondary educational institutions etc. in Asia, mainly 10 ASEAN countries in order to support the local Japanese language teachers and students. The "NIHONGO Partners" will support not only the educational activities of the local Japanese teachers but also aim to spread the charms of the Japanese language and cultures through their learning support and cultural activities inside and outside the classroom.

Program outline (PDF:90KB)

Last updated September 5, 2019

Eligibility Area Japan*
Applicant Organization*
*Japanese universities, graduate schools or junior colleges, which have Japanese language teacher training courses
Application Deadline December 2, 2019
Application Form AC-IP
Application Instruction /
Application Form
  • *Please read the details of each program and the appropriate application forms thoroughly.
  • *Please refer to FAQs for more information.
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