April 2009


Japan Society of Boston

To support a program to strengthen ties between Kyoto and Boston by bringing together little-league baseball players from both cities. Boston, MA.. $30,000

Midori Foundation (Midori & Friends)

To support Midori and Friendsf music education programs in underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area. New York, NY.. $30,000

Seattle Public Schools

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, WA.. $49,051

September 11th Widows and Families Association (Tribute WTC Visitor Center)

To support the development of materials to teach young people about Sadako Sasaki in the context of September 11th, focusing on how they can build from an emotional and intellectual response to these stories to taking action in their world. New York, NY.. $10,000

Michigan State University

To support a three-week environmental studies exchange program between high school science students and teachers in the state of Michigan and Shiga prefecture. East Lansing, MI.. $50,674.80

Gitter-Yelen Foundation

To support a series of Japanese art education workshops in New Orleans. New Orleans, LA.. $20,000

Murray State University

To partially support the salary for the first Japanese language teacher in the local public schools in western Kentucky. Murray, KY.. $3,500

The Association of Teachers of Japanese

To support a new on-line course for pre-college non-native Japanese language teachers in the US that focuses on advanced Japanese reading skills. Boulder, CO. $3,000

Primary Source

To support the Primary Source Japan Program. Watertown, MA. $30,000

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

To support the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation’s ongoing programs and activities and in honor of Ambassador Walter Mondale, recipient of the United States-Japan Foundation’s 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Washington, DC. $10,000

Children’s Museum (Boston)

To support critical repairs in the Kyo no Machiya, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Kyoto-Boston Sister City relationship. Boston, MA. $5,000

Michigan State University

To support additional airfare charges for MSU’s three-week environmental studies exchange program between high school science students and teachers in the state of Michigan and Shiga prefecture. East Lansing, MI. $15,000

Communication and Public Opinion

Class Acts Arts

To support the creation of a feature length documentary chronicling the glifeh of pictures drawn by children of Hiroshima, Japan in 1947 in gratitude to a church in Washington, DC for their donations of art supplies. Silver Spring, MD.. $80,000

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

To support an exhibition titled, The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989. New York, NY. $50,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior

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, CA.. $52,616

Japan Center for International Exchange

To support a research and dialogue initiative to formulate a new action-oriented strategy for strengthening US-Japan policy dialogue and discussion. New York, NY.. $30,963

Trustees of Princeton University

To support a project that examines the importance of national identities in Japanfs relations with its neighbors and the widening regional context in which U.S.-Japan relations are becoming situated. Princeton, NJ. $25,000

Japan Center for International Exchange

To support JCIE’s project on reinvigorating US-Japan policy dialogue and discussion in a time of political change. New York, NY. $15,000