October 2006


Anacortes School District

To support Japanese language instruction at Island View Elementary School in Anacortes, WA. Anacortes, WA. $2,200

The Japan Association for Diplomatic History

To support the development of a comprehensive textbook on the history of U.S.-Japan relations. Kobe, Japan. ¥ 4,300,000

Hiroshima University

To support the second year of continued development of Hiroshima University’s Global Partnership Schools Center that will promote school-to-school relationships in the U.S. and Japan. Hiroshima, Japan. ¥ 7,729,400

Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

The twelfth year of support for a national Japanese language and culture competition for high school students. Washington, DC. $50,000

Lincoln Memorial University

To enable students from Kanto International Senior High School in Tokyo, Japan to visit primary and secondary schools in Tennessee. Harrogate, TN. $7,500

Little Rock School District

To support the establishment of a sister-school relationship between Gibbs Magnet School of Foreign Languages and International Studies and a school in Mie Prefecture, Japan as part of the 2006 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award. Little Rock, AR. $5,000

Manjiro Historic Ship Society

To support the restoration of the historic house where Captain Whitfield housed Manjiro and started America and Japan on a path of friendship. New York, NY. $1,000

Murray State University

To provide partial salary support for the first Japanese language teacher ever in Murray Independent Schools, a local public school district in Murray, Kentucky. Murray, KY. $16,125

Nanzan University

To support the first year of the Nagoya American Studies Summer Seminars, which aim to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. Nagoya, Japan. $35,000

Simmons College

To support the second year of a three-year teacher-professional development program that will introduce Boston Public high school teachers to the study of Japan. Boston, MA. $75,000

St. John’s School

To support the Japanese language program at St. John’s School as part of the 2006 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Program. Tumon, Guam. $2,500

Stuyvesant High School

To support the Japanese language program at Stuyvesant High School and a city-wide Japanese language competition as part of the 2006 Elgin Heinz Award. New York, NY. $2,500

Temple University Japan

To support a US study tour for Japanese high school teachers, including lectures, historical tours, and follow-up workshops that will focus on American Studies. Tokyo, Japan. ¥ 4,500,000

University of Oklahoma

To support a seminar on modern Japan for 25 K-12 teachers in Oklahoma. Norman, OK. $15,845

University of South Dakota

To support the initial development of the Japan Studies Network, an affiliation of resource persons and educational institutions in the immediate region of the confluence of the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers, dedicated to actively promoting and facilitating, in the area schools, programs of learning about diverse aspects of Japanese history, geography, culture, and society. Vermillion, SD. $17,600

Communication and Public Opinion

Japan Society

To support the eleventh year of an intensive fellowship program for American media professionals, allowing them to reside, study and work for six weeks in Japan, focused on a research topic of their choice. New York, NY. $110,000

National Bureau of Asian Research

To commission Japan Forum member and author Ms. Fumiko Halloran to submit book reviews of Japanese scholarly work to the Japan-US Discussion Forum on a regular basis. Seattle, WA. $10,000

New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress

To support New York University’s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress and honor John Brademas for the creation of this Center. New York, NY. $5,000

Richard J. Coron Foundation

To support the work of the Caron Foundation and to honor Tim and Judy Ryan for their work with this organization. Wernersville, PA. $5,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Pacific Forum CSIS

To support the second year of a three-year focused policy dialogue on U.S.-Japan-China relations that will draw attention to the long-term strategic goals of the three countries, and how current policy positions and pronouncements, on all three sides, impact the realization of those goals. Honolulu, HI. $75,103

The Regents of the University of California(University of California at Santa Barbara)

To support a two-day conference in May 2007 that will discuss the resurgence of nationalism in East