April 2005


Action for a Better International Community

To improve education about the United States through the development and dissemination of textbooks on America. Tokyo, Japan. ¥ 1,900,000

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

To support a technical education study program for secondary vocational technical education students from the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center and the Fukuoka School of Technology. White River Junction, VT. $10,000

Lincoln Memorial University

To enable students from Kanto International Senior High School in Tokyo, Japan to visit primary and secondary schools in Tennessee. Harrogate, TN. $7,500

Midori Foundation

The second year of a two-year project to support Midori and Friends’ music education programs in underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area, including professional development, curriculum development, Vocal Learning in Japan, concerts by Midori in schools, and a US-Japan pen pal program. New York, NY. $35,000

Seattle Public Schools

To support the second year of a three-year project to develop a model Kindergarten through 8th grade Japanese immersion program for the Seattle Public Schools as part of their international school initiative. Seattle, WA. $66,250

Stanford University

To support the third year of a three-year Internet-mediated Japan Studies course for exemplary high school students in the United States. Stanford, CA. $66,385

University of Pennsylvania

To support an advanced training program that will enable teachers in the Philadelphia area to understand and teach about multi-cultural Japan. Philadelphia, PA. 449,789

University of Vermont

To support the third year of a three-year project to promote teaching and learning about Japan in schools throughout Vermont. Burlington, VT. $100,700

Communication and Public Opinion

Minnesota Public Radio

To support a public radio documentary focusing on Japan’s unique role in modern history. Saint Paul, MN. $50,000

National Association of Japan-America Societies(NAJAS)

To strengthen the financial base and infrastructure of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Washington, DC. $50,000

Projectile Arts, Inc.

To support the production of a 90-minute documentary film on high school baseball in Japan. New York, NY. $31,500