October 2016


Concordia Language Villages

To support a Japanese language scholarship program for middle and high school students in a 12-state region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) that aims to improve Japanese language study throughout the Midwest.
Moorhead, MN. $28,577.50

Global Fund for Educational Assistance (Beyond Tomorrow)

To support the 2017 Jiro Murase Scholarship Program, which brings Japanese students to the United States to learn about legal and political affairs.
Tokyo, Japan. ¥10,600,000

Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia

To support education programs associated with an archaeological excavation of the first Japanese garden in North America and to provide free educational outreach and field trips to the Title I public and charter schools in the area.
Philadelphia, PA.  $20,000

Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

To support a national Japanese language and culture competition for high school students.
Washington, DC. $50,000

Midori and Friends

To support a Koto residency in New York City
New York, NY. $4,000

President and Fellows of Middlebury (Middlebury Institute of International Studies)

To support an education program designed to promote awareness of nonproliferation and international peace and security issues and the development of critical thinking skills among high school students in the US and Japan.
Monterey, CA. $80,000

Sumter County Schools

To support an educational partnership and exchange between schools in Sumter County, Georgia, and Miyoshi, Japan, that was originally started by former President Jimmy Carter.
Americus, GA. $32,000

Table for Two USA

To support a Japanese inspired food education program for K-12 students in the U.S.
Washington, DC. $40,000

Takata High School

To support the continued development of a sister school relationship between Del Norte High School and Takata High School.
Rikuzentakata, Japan.  ¥2,360,400

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University)

To support the third year of a distance-learning course sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) that will annually enroll exceptional high school students from Japan to engage in an intensive study of U.S. society and culture.
Stanford, CA.  $105,410

University of Colorado Foundation

To support an integrated program of professional development opportunities and resources for secondary social studies classrooms designed to raise the prominence of Japan in the secondary social studies curriculum.
Boulder, CO.  $110,000

Communication and Public Opinion

New York Botanical Garden

To support children’s and public education programs highlighting Japanese culture as part of the Garden’s exhibit, Kiku:  The Art of the Japanese Garden.
New York, NY.  $10,000

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)

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. $98.970.30

US-Japan Policy Studies

Council on Foreign Relations

To support the third year of a project that will look carefully at Japan’s nationalist politics to examine their impact on the US-Japan alliance, and will engage leading experts from the United States and Japan in a conversation about how to manage these reactive nationalisms in Northeast Asia.
New York, NY. $75,393