April 2007


Action for a Better International Community(ABIC)

To improve education about the United States through the development of exchanges between Americans and Japanese and special classes for understanding America. Tokyo, Japan. ¥500,000

Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco(Asian Art Museum)

To support educational programming related to the Museum’s “Year of Japan” that will include an array of special exhibitions on Japanese art. San Francisco, California. $25,000

Association for Asian Studies

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

Concordia College

The second 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, Minnesota. $20,000

Five Colleges(Five College Center for East Asian Studies)

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

Forest Grove High School

To support Japan-related projects at Forest Grove High School as part of the 2007 Elgin Heinz Award Program. Forest Grove, Oregon. $5,000

Hartford Area Career & Technology Center

To support the second year of a two-year technical education study program in Japan for secondary vocational technical education students from the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center and River Valley Technical Center in Vermont. White River Junction, Vermont. $38,835

Japan Society of Boston

To support educational programming in connection with a major US tour of Japan’s National Bunraku Puppet Theater. Boston, Massachusetts. $50,000

John F. Kennedy High School

To support the creation of a mini Japanese language learning lab for students at John F. Kennedy High School in Guam. Tamuning, Guam. $14,968

Library of Congress

To support an exhibition of fine Japanese prints titled, On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints, and specifically to cover the costs of the exhibitionfs brochure. Washington, DC. $15,000

Michigan State University

To support an environmental education exchange and curriculum development project designed for high school teachers and science students. East Lansing, Michigan. $51,106

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, New York. $35,000

Primary Source

To support the second year of a 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, Massachusetts. $34,129

Rampart High School

To support Japan-related programs at Rampart High School as part of the 2007 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award Program. Colorado Springs, Colorado. $5,000


To support a symposium on international issues for high school students from Washington State that competitively selects US students to travel to Kobe, Japan as “ambassadors.” Seattle, Washington. $11,250

Seattle Public Schools

The first year of a three-year project to support the next phase of development of a model Kindergarten through 12th grade Japanese immersion program for the Seattle Public Schools as part of their international school initiative. Seattle, Washington. $82,000

The America-Japan Society

To support the Ambassadorial Forum in Tokyo and US-Japan Youth Forum and to honor Hon. Yoshio Okawara for his distinguished service to US-Japan relations. Tokyo, Japan. ¥ 1,000,000

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

To support education workshops and activities for children and teens in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition titled Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi. Long Island City, New York. $50,000

The New York Botanical Garden

The second 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. Bronx, New York. $25,000

The Ruth & Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art at the Clark Center

To support the Drucker Scholarship Program which is central to the Centerfs efforts to contribute to the future vitality of education on Japanese art and culture in the United States. Hanford, California. $47,993

Communication and Public Opinion

Community Television Foundation of South Florida(Nightly Business Report)

To support the production and broadcast of twelve reports on Japanese business/economic topics on public television’s Nightly Business Report. Miami, Florida. $22,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

To support the second 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

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

To support a comparative study of the formation of historical memory of the Sino-Japanese and Pacific wars in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States with the aim of promoting understanding and reconciliation. Stanford, California. $54,076