April 2006


Seattle Public Schools

The third year of a three-year project to support the development of a model Kindergarten through 8th grade Japanese immersion program for the Seattle Public Schools as part of their international school initiative. Seattle, WA. $70,820

University of Pennsylvania

The second year of the two-year advanced training program that will enable teachers in the Philadelphia area to understand and teach about multi-cultural Japan. Philadelphia, PA. $54,750

Concordia College

The first year of a three-year project to support Concordia Language Village’s strategic plan to transform Mori no Ike into a permanent, culturally authentic, Japanese Language Village. Moorhead, MN. $15,000

Association for Asian Studies

The first year of a two-year project to support special Japan related sections in the Association for Asian Studies’ teaching journal Education About Asia. Ann Arbor, MI. $32,000

The New York Botanical Garden

The first year of a two-year project to support the development and implementation of hands-on activities for children, teachers, and families to be presented during Kiku: A Japanese Flower Show, the most elaborate flower show in the Garden’s 115-year history. New York, NY. $25,000

Primary Source

To support the first year of a two-year professional development program on Japan for precollegiate educators that will feature a core seminar series, a lecture series of current issues in modern Japan, and three to six in-district workshops. Watertown, MA. $22,909

Michigan State University

To support an environmental education exchange and curriculum development project designed for high school teachers and science educators. East Lansing, MI. $44,330

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

The first year of a two-year project 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. $30,850

Midori Foundation

To support Midori and Friends’ music education programs in underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area, including their Midori Adventure Concerts and Adventure Concert Series. New York, NY. $35,000

Five College(Five College Center for East Asian Studies)

The first year of a three-year project to support the publication of East Asia in New England, a newsletter that reaches 6,000 precollege teachers in the Northeast and provides them with information about events and opportunities related to Japan. Amherst, MA. $10,000

Communication and Public Opinion

Projectile Arts

To support the completion of a 90-minute documentary film on high school baseball in Japan. New York, NY. $27,500

National Association of Japan-American Societies

The second year of a two-year project to strengthen the financial base and infrastructure of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Washington, DC. $50,000

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

To support the Asian Opinion Poll Database, an online reference tool for researchers in the United States to monitor and access public opinion trends in Japan and other Asian nations. Washington, DC. $51,827

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

To support a documentary film, and accompanying education materials, that explores how the return of a wartime diary teaches lessons of peace and how the US and Japan have transformed past conflicts into effective partnerships. Rochester, NY. $35,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Council on Foreign Relations

The first year of a three-year project to explore the prospects and potential for a new regional security architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region. New York, NY. $50,000

Institute for International Economics

The first year of a two-year project to support an analysis of the implications of the several East Asian regional economic cooperation initiatives for East Asia itself and for its position in the world economy, and especially its relations with the US. Washington, DC. $50,000

Princeton University

To support a conference titled Trans-Pacific Relations: East Asia and the United States in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries that will be held at Princeton University in September 2006. Princeton, NJ. $15,000