April 2017


AmerAsian School in Okinawa
To support the salary for an Information Communication Technology Education teacher and to provide college scholarships for AmerAsian students.
Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. ¥1,900,000

Bard College
To support scholarships for students to participate in the Bard High School Early College-Nagoya University High School Science Exchange Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. $2,000

Broward Virtual School
To support the expansion of Broward County’s Japanese Distance Learning Program to include face-to-face interaction between the instructor and students and to hold a Japan Day Celebration.
Coconut Creek, FL. $3,760

Creative Connections
To support an arts-based cultural education project for students in Japan and the United States.
Norwalk, CT. $40,545

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. $50,000

Japan Society
To support the Japan Society of New York’s pre-college education programs including their professional development program for teachers, and their junior fellows leadership program.
New York, NY. $75,000

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.
Mercer Island, WA. $75,000

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. $71,000

Midori and 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

S&R Foundation
To support a two-week U.S. study abroad program implemented by the S&R Foundation for Japanese undergraduate and graduate students that is designed to empower the next generation of leaders with the kills and networks they will need to thrive in an increasingly globalized society.
Washington, DC. $59,125

United States-Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA)
To support the establishment of the USJETAA and first-ever All-Alumni Reunion.
Washington, DC. $59,125

US-Japan Technical Connections
To support a technical education program in Fukuoka, Japan for high school students from Vermont.
South Royalton, VT. $27,530

Communication and Public Opinion

Center for Independent Documentary
To support the creation of a documentary film on the history and role of baseball in U.S.-Japan relations titled, “Diamond Diplomacy.”
Boston, MA. $20,000

International House of Japan
To support the development of a broad community of young leaders who will shape the future of the Asia-Pacific region and establish a “home in Japan” for such young leaders.
Tokyo, Japan. $50,000

National Association of Japan-America Societies
To support the Secretariat for the Manjiro Center for International Exchange-U.S., which helps operate the annual Manjiro U.S.-Japan Grassroots Summit.
Washington, DC. $15,000

Randall’s Island Park Alliance
To support the Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
New York, NY. $5,000

Rutgers University Press
To support the publication of Benjamin Duke’s book titled, “Dr. David Murray: Superintendent of Schools to the Empire of Japan 1873-1879,” by Rutgers University Press.
New Brunswick, NJ. $10,000

Sachiko Kuno Foundation
To support the Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s program to create strong ties among US and Japanese female professionals.
Washington, DC. $5,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

International University of Japan
To support a joint project of six scholars to explore the concept of human security and ways in which the US and Japan can work together to develop human security in Southeast Asia.
Niigata, Japan. ¥987,800

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
To support the Mansfield Foundation’s Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange.
Washington, DC. $5,000

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation
To support a joint research project with CSIS to explore the drivers fundamental to strengthening US-Japan economic relations and to identify opportunities for more effective coordination of international economic policy between the United States and Japan.
Tokyo, Japan. ¥5,701,500

Washington State University
To support the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.
Pullman, WA. $5,000