October 2011


Center Grove Community School Corporation

To support a United States-Japan Day event for one hundred fifty students as part of the 2011 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award. Center Grove, Indiana. $5,000

The Woodlands High School

To support Japanese performing artists to visit The Woodlands High School to perform for students and as part of the 2011 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award. The Woodlands, Texas. $5,000

Calloway County Board of Education

To support matching funds needed to hire a full-time Japanese language teacher. Murray, Kentucky. $10,000

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Seattle

To support a one-month long intensive language program for US high school students to study Japanese language in Kobe, Japan. Seattle, Washington. $12,000

Five Colleges

To support a series of Japan-focused webinars taught by expert faculty for K-12 teachers throughout the United States. Northampton, Massachusetts. $9,526

University of Pennsylvania

To support a program to prepare educators in the Greater Philadelphia region to teach about contemporary Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 disasters. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. $78,426

Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana

To support a Japanese language competition held annually in February for high school students currently studying Japanese in the San Diego area. San Diego, California. $10,000

AmerAsian School in Okinawa

To support the salary for a qualified teacher at the school. Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. ¥ 2,500,000

The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

To support a national Japanese language and culture competition for high school students. Washington, DC. $50,490

Communication and Public Opinion

National Bureau of Asian Relations

To support the continuation of monthly analyses of Japanese publications by Ms. Fumiko Halloran on the Japan-US Discussion Forum and to support a portion of the Forum’s operating cost. Seattle, Washington. $15,000

The Center for Independent Documentary

To support a 56-minute documentary about 98-year old Keiko Fukuda, who was recently awarded the 10th degree (black belt) in Judo. Sharon, Massachusetts. $15,000

John Manjiro-Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange

To support the Center and the 2012 Grass-Roots Summit and as part of the United States-Japan Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award which was bestowed upon Mr. Minoru Makihara in 2011. Colorado Springs, Colorado. $10,000

Asian Cultural Council

To support a project titled Voices from Japan: Despair and Hope from Disaster. New York, New York. $30,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Council on Foreign Relations

To support the second year of a study to analyze domestic political change in Japan and its effect on the U.S.-Japan alliance. New York, New York. $44,813