October 2013


The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

To support the Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya Memorial Fund at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan. Stanford, CA. $10,000

Sand Lake Elementary School

To support the enhanced understanding of Japanese language and culture at the K-12 level in the Anchorage School District as part of the 2013 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award Program. Anchorage, AK. $5,000

Grace Church School

To support the Yukuhashi-Grace Church School sister school program. New York, NY. $10,000

The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

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

Association for Asian Studies

To support the publication of Japan-focused articles to appear in the fall 2013 issue of Education About Asia (EAA) special section on “Maritime Asia.” Ann Arbor, MI. $32,000

Global Film Network

To support educational use and promotion of the film Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story. East Chatham, NY. $10,000

Lincoln Memorial University

To support the LMU-Kanto Program, an innovative study-abroad program that brings Japanese high school students to Lincoln Memorial University for six weeks in the spring. Harrogate, TN. $7,000

Michigan State University

To support a high school science exchange and curriculum development program between students and teachers in Michigan and Shiga Prefecture, Japan. East Lansing, MI. $72,097.69

Youth Arts New York

To support Hibakusha Stories, a project that bring atomic bomb survivors into high school classrooms where students and educators learn about the history of the relationship of the United States and Japan from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to current dangers regarding nuclear weapons. New York, NY. $20,000

American School in Japan

To support fieldwork in Tohoku for students at the American School in Japan and as part of the 2013 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award. Tokyo, Japan. $5,000

Communication and Public Opinion

Michigan-Shiga Sister State Board

To support the production and distribution of a catalogue for the Michigan-Shiga artists exchange project titled Art from the Lakes that will take place from August 1 to September 30, 2013. East Lansing, MI. $5,300

New York Botanical Garden

To support the Fall Flowers of Japan Poetry Tour. New York, NY. $25,000

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 2014 Chicago Council survey. Chicago, IL. $30,000

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

To support educational and outreach programs associated with the Frist Center’s exhibition Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan. Nashville, TN. $15,000

Japan Center for International Exchange

To support an intensive program for U.S. journalists that will bring them to Japan to expose them to the dynamics of Japan’s politics and its economic and foreign policymaking. New York, NY. $115,823

Artspire, a Program of NYFA

To support the completion of the film titled, Touching the Sound: The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii produced by Peter Rosen. New York, NY. $30,000

US-Japan Policy Studies

Meiji University

To support a research project on maritime security conducted in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tokyo, Japan. ¥2,900,000

Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation

To support a critical review of the political efforts and national strategic visions that did not bear fruit during the 1990s and 2000s, the era of Japan’s so-called “Lost Decades” in an effort to learn from the past in order to rebuild contemporary Japan. Tokyo, Japan. ¥5,000,000