April 2013


The Japanese American Charitable Fund

To support the Shinichi Nishimiya Charitable Fund. New York, NY. $10,000

Michigan State University

To support the 2013 Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl. East Lansing, MI. $12,000

Creative Connections

To support an arts-related cultural exchange project for students at K-12 schools in the US and Japan. Norwalk, CT. $20,820

Association of American Geographers

To support the development of online educational resources that support teaching collaborations between high schools in the United States and Japan. Washington, DC. $20,850

President and Fellows of Middlebury College

To support an education program designed to promote awareness of nonproliferation and international peace and security issues and the development of critical thinking skills among high school students in the US and Japan. Middlebury, VT. $56,709

Foundation for International School of Asia, Karuizawa

To support scholarships for American junior high school students to attend the International School of Asia’s 2013 summer school and to support their international negotiation and leadership classes. Tokyo, Japan. ¥2,370,000

Mercy College

To support a Japan-focused professional development program for in-service and pre-service middle school teachers in four school districts in Westchester County, New York. Dobbs Ferry, NY. $74,701

Midori Foundation (Midori & Friends)

To support Midori and Friends’ music education programs in underprivileged elementary schools in the New York City area, including their Journey to Japan program. New York, NY. $50,000

Ohio Northern University

To support the sixth annual U.S.–Japan Camp, which offers an innovative, academically oriented immersion program to American high school students interested in Japanese language and culture. Ada, OH. $30,000

Primary Source

To support a year-long project designed to engage K-12 educators – via an online platform -in better understanding the history, culture, and people of Japan. Watertown, MA. $24,686

White River Rotary Charitable Fund

To support a vocational technical education program that will engage students from Vermont and New Hampshire in a two-week study program in Japan. White River Junction, VT. $27,500

Communication and Public Opinion

The University Corporation, San Francisco State

To support the Voices from Japan: Tanka – After the Tsunami project. San Francisco, CA. $10,000

Artspire, a Program of NYFA

To support Hand in Hand, a program that will bring high school students from Tohoku, Japan to perform in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in March. New York, NY. $50,000

Japanese Medical Support Network

To support the JAMSNET/Consortium for Japan Relief 2013 program titled, “The Great East Japan Earthquake: Creative Responses & Social Imagination.” New York, NY. $5,500

International Arts & Artists

To support a project that will bring master bamboo artists featured in the traveling exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Bamboo Art from Japan to share their culturally rich and visually innovative art form with U.S. museum audiences on the national exhibition tour. Washington, DC. $19,300

International Center for Journalists

To support a media fellowship that will prepare and send three selected U.S. journalists on 12-day reporting tours to Japan. Washington, DC. $50,000

Japanese Medical Society of America

To support travel to Tohoku for a group of 9/11 survivors, Rotarians, and trauma experts to share post disaster recovery experiences with victims in Japan, to foster self-motivation in communities toward recovery, and to encourage sustainable long-term community support in Tohoku. New York, NY. $50,000

John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange

To support the development of a secretariat for the U.S. arm of the John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange (CIE), at the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Washington, DC. $25,000

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. $10,000

Pacific Historic Parks

To support the design and installation of an exhibit at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center focusing on the end of war with Japan and the ensuing peace treaty that will feature a tiny origami crane donated by Sadako Sasaki. Honolulu, HI. $10,000

Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

To support scriptwriting and research for a documentary film tentatively titled The Slow Way Home that asks what the divergence in the way American and Japanese children get to school tells us about both societies. Charlottesville, VA. $39,941

San Francisco Film Society

To support a documentary film about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama titled Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots. San Francisco, CA. $15,000

Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, Inc.

To support an updated DVD for the Whitfield-Manjiro house and museum. Fairhaven, MA. $10,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Japan Center for International Exchange

To support the Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund that will honor his life and legacy and support substantive policy dialogues directed by the Japan Center for International Exchange. New York, NY. $10,000

National Committee on American Foreign Policy

To support conferences and meetings to identify the common interests of the United States, Japan, China and the ROK and to come up with practical ideas for exploiting these common interests. New York, NY. $50,000