April 2011


Institute of International Education

To support a US Higher Education Fair in Japan. New York, NY. $5,000

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

To support the creation of new Japanese language instructional materials at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. Stanford, CA. $10,000

The Association of Teachers of Japanese

To support an on-line professional development course for Japanese language teachers titled Using Technology in the Japanese Language Classroom. Boulder, CO. $4,000

Buddhist Film Foundation

To support the production and distribution of a new classroom edition DVD and study guide to accompany the feature documentary Shugendo Now in an effort to foster greater understanding between everyday Japanese and American citizens. Berkeley, CA. $9,000

Creative Connections

To support an arts-related cultural exchange project for pre-college students in the United States and Japan. Norwalk, CT. $10,000

Midori Foundation

To support Midori and Friends’ music education programs in underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area. New York, NY. $25,000

Communication and Public Opinion

John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange

To strengthen and make sustainable its Japan-America Grassroots Summit program. Colorado Springs, CO. $25,000

Simmons College

To support the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative and Workshop Program. Boston, MA. $50,000

U.S.-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund

To directly support The U.S.-Japan Council’s efforts to raise funds for immediate relief and the long-term rebuilding in Japan as a result of the recent earthquake. Washington, DC. $150,000

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media

To support a special series of reports on Japan for Marketplace that will increase public understanding of the relationship between America and Japan. St. Paul, MN. $20,000