April 2015


Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School

To support the expansion of Yujin Gakuen’s cultural instruction and performances.
Eugene, OR. $4,935

Tomodachi Daiko

To support a Taiko Matsuri in Anchorage, Alaska that will enable students in the Anchorage Public Schools Japanese language immersion program and members of the local community to deepen their ties with Japan.
Anchorage, AK. $10,000

Five Colleges (Five College Center for East Asian Studies)

To support for a nation-wide teacher professional development project titled, Extending the Message of Peace Education from Japan to the United States.
Amherst, MA. $50,000

Creative Connections

To support an arts-based cultural education project for students in Japan and the United States.
Norwalk, CT. $34,000

AmerAsian School in Okinawa

To support the salary for an Information Communication Technology Education teacher and to provide college scholarships for AmerAsian students.
Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. ¥4,000,000

Global Kids

To support the GK Youth Ambassadors Program to engage a cohort of American students in an intensive study of US-Japan relations, including a trip to Japan that will include engaging in community service projects with Japanese youth.
New York, NY. $75,000

Grace Church School

To support the Grace Church School-Yukuhashi Exchange Program.
New York, NY. $25,000

The Head-Royce School

To support student exchange to Japan as part of the 2015 Elgin Heinz Award.
Oakland, CA. $5,000


To support an innovative two-week long summer school program in Tokyo for American and Japanese students.
Tokyo, Japan. ¥10,000,000

Foundation for the International School of Asia, Karuizawa

To nurture next generation leaders by supporting scholarships for US students to attend ISAK ‘s summer school and high school.
Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. ¥4,630,000

Japan Society

To support the Japan Society of New York’s pre-college education programs including their educator’s study tour to Japan, their professional development program for teachers, and their junior fellows leadership program.
New York, NY. $100,000

Kizuna Across Cultures

To support the Global Classmates program for high school students in the US and Japan, which builds friendships, enhances language skills, and deepens cultural knowledge through dynamic online interaction.
Washington, DC. $71,038

Lenawee Intermediate School District

To support scholarships for middle school students from Lenawee School District (Michigan) to participate in an exchange program to Japan.
Adrian, MI. $10,000

Midori Foundation

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

NPO Katariba

To support a research trip to the US focused on Project-Based Learning for Japanese high school students and mentors.
Tokyo, Japan. ¥5,580,000

Onojo International Exchange Association

To support a career and cultural study program in Vermont for high school students from Onojo City, Japan.
Onojo City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ¥1,500,000

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

To support an initiative to encourage teachers to utilize the National Clearinghouse for U.S.–Japan Studies as a way to help their students better understand the host country of the 2020 Olympics.
Stanford, CA. $42,142

US-Japan Technical Connections

To support a technical education program in Fukuoka, Japan for high school students from Vermont.
South Royalton, VT. $32,000

Council for Educational Advancement (EdPlus)

To support a teacher professional development program titled, “Okinawa’s Challenge: Remembering the Past – Shaping the Future” that will present American teachers and their students with an unusual opportunity to study a unique part of Japan with a long history unknown to most Americans.
Saint Louis, MO. $94,706

Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

To support America in the Schools, a new initiative that will develop the curriculum, tools and infrastructure to introduce American culture into Japanese elementary schools in a grassroots way.
Seattle, WA. $114,730

Thomas Dooley Elementary School

To support the integration of technology into the Japanese Dual Language program at Thomas Dooley Elementary School as part of the 2015 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award.
Schaumburg, IL. $5,000

Wayne State University

To support a one-year precollege teacher educational program in 2015 commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War and the establishment of a close allied relationship between the US and Japan that will be directed by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Detroit, MI. $108,269

Communication and Public Opinion

Women’s Eye

To support the International Grassroots Women’s Academy in Tohoku.
Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ¥1,200,000

Center for Independent Documentary

To support the creation of a documentary film on the history and role of baseball in US-Japan relations titled “Diamond Diplomacy.”
Sharon, MA. $53,100

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

To support an in-depth examination of U.S. perceptions of Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance as part of the Council’s 2015 Chicago Council survey.
Chicago, IL. $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

Japan Society of Boston

To support a documentary film titled, “The Paper Lantern Project,” that documents the story of a group of American military prisoners-of-war killed in Hiroshima following the atomic bomb blast of August 6, 1945, and also relates the dedicated efforts of one Japanese resident of Hiroshima, himself a victim of the bomb, to honor the memory of the American POWs.
Boston, MA. $40,000

National Association of Japan-America Societies

To support a series of presentations at Japan-America Societies by curators and collectors of Japanese art, under the title “Art in the Japan-U.S. Relationship; Curators’ Perspectives.”
Washington, DC. $39,985

Portland State University

To support public lecture and performing arts programs focused on Japan at Portland State University’s Center for Japanese Studies.
Portland, OR. $64,785

Public Radio International

To support four compelling audio stories and associated digital media products that will examine how memories of Hiroshima are passed on through the generations and across continents and that will be broadcast to over three million Americans.
Minneapolis, MN. $40,590

US-Japan Policy Studies

National Committee on American Foreign Policy

To support track II meetings that will consider ways to enhance trilateral and quadrilateral security cooperation in Northeast Asia.
New York, NY. $89,980

Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West (East-West Center)

To support a study group comprising a majority of members from military base hosting communities of Okinawa, Guam and Oahu to assess how the three are inter-connected in terms of the challenges faced by military base hosting communities, identify possible pathways to maintain military effectiveness while reducing the burdens on local populations and appreciate the changing strategic environment that is shaping adjustments of military base hosting.
Honolulu, HI. $93,225

Center for Strategic and International Studies (Pacific Forum)

To support a project titled “Peace Rising” that aims to bring young foreign policy experts and scholars from Japan, Korea, and the U.S. together at a trilateral forum to build networks, analyze key issues that influence the capacity for trilateral security cooperation, and articulate creative and sustainable policy solutions.
Honolulu, HI. $69,854