between Japan and the world.
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only Institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.
Through “Culture”, “Language” and “Dialogue,” we create opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.
The Japan Foundation 50th Anniversary Website
In October 2022, the Japan Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary. By explaining JF's 50 years of history with various interviews and special articles, we would like to look back on the significance of international cultural exchange and its potential future.More
JFF+ INDEPENDENT CINEMAOn March 15, 2023, the second term of six independent Japanese films will be available on JFF+ INDEPENDENT CINEMA, a special streaming program aimed at overseas audiences.More
Web Magazine Wochi Kochi "The 49th Japan Foundation Awards - Building Bridges Across Differences -"In Special Feature 78, we report on award ceremony for the 2022 Japan Foundation Awards, which marked the 50th anniversary since their establishment, and on the commemorative lecture by each recipient.More
About Japanese-language learning materials for Ukrainians in Japan and those who around them 【Є українська версія】Information of learning materials for beginners provided by the Japan Foundation and useful tips for volunteers who teach Japanese.More
- Japanese-Language Education Overseas[EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT] Online Webinar “使ってみよう！ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese!” on Saturday, July 1, 14:00-16:30 (JST)
- New ArrivalsKokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyouiku Kiyo Vol.19（The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin）
- Announcement［Announcement］The Japan Foundation Awards 2022 Go to Robert LEPAGE, Korean Japanese Association, Goenawan Mohamad
- InformationAbout Japanese-language learning materials for Ukrainians in Japan and those who around them【Є українська версія】
- New ArrivalsKokusai Koryu Kikin Nihongo Kyoiku Kiyo Vol. 18 (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education Bulletin)
Let your curiosity open the doors to Japan and the world.
STAGE BEYOND BORDERSJF presents outstanding Japanese stage performances with multilingual subtitles on the YouTube.More
JFF＋Enjoy our online film festival with exclusive artist interviews, unique stories and latest information on Japanese films!More
ひきだすにほんご Activate Japanese!ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese! introduces Japanese culture and language mainly to foreign citizens seeking to live and work in Japan and Japanese-language learners who wish to learn about life in Japan.More
Web Magazine "Wochi Kochi"Bringing interviews with and articles contributed by professionals at the forefront of cultural exchange, and also has reports on cultural exchange programs by Japan Foundation staff located across the globe.More
Performing Arts Network Japan (PANJ)PANJ offers a variety of artist and presenter interviews, information on new plays from Japan, Japanese Play Database etc.More
DOORS to Arts of JapanEnjoy our 70+ videos on various aspects of Japanese arts and culture with multilingual subtitles!More
What We Do
Arts and Cultural Exchange [Culture]
The Japan Foundation works to introduce a diverse variety of facets of Japanese culture, from art, music, drama, and film to fashion and design, to the world. By creating opportunities for people to share the joy of co-creation and better understand each other in ways that transcend language, it facilitates deeper cultural exchange between people.
Japanese-Language Education Overseas [Language]
The Japan Foundation works to create and enhance Japanese-language education environments worldwide in order to give more people around the world opportunities to study Japanese. It also coordinates with governments and educational institutions in a variety of countries and regions to provide effective support aimed at meeting local needs.
Japanese Studies and Global Partnerships Programs [Dialogue]
The Japan Foundation organizes symposiums and collaborative projects to deepen dialogue among experts in various countries, in addition to supporting individual scholars in Japanese studies. It also works to promote the formation of personal networks with the aim of solving global issues.
Videos created by the Japan Foundation on Japanese performing arts, fine arts, Japanese language teaching materials, interviews with cultural figures and researchers, and more.
Timely information on our latest events, media coverage, job opportunities, seasonal topics, and more.
Information on various Japan Foundation’s projects, video trailers, newly arrived Japanese Language materials, reports from our overseas offices, and more.