October 2017


Foreign Policy Research Institute

To support a teacher preparation initiative focused on three themes in Japan:  political and social stability, maintaining cultural values while seeking change, and cultural borrowing.
Philadelphia, PA. $105,386

Global Fund for Educational Assistance (Beyond Tomorrow)

To support the 2018 Jiro Murase Scholarship Program, which brings Japanese students to the United States to learn about legal and political affairs.
Tokyo, Japan. ¥10,600,001

International Student Conferences

To support the 5th Japan-U.S.-Korea Trilateral Forum to take place from January 1 to 6, 2018.
Washington, DC. $18,000

Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

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

Michigan State University

To support the 2018 Michigan-Japan nuclear science high school exchange program for Japanese and American teachers and students.
East Lansing, MI. $114,633.97

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. $80,014

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. $43,600

Table for Two USA

To support a Japanese inspired food education program for K-12 students in the U.S.
Washington, DC. $51,782

Communication and Public Opinion

Center for Japanese Mental Health

To support the development of a moderated website to foster communication and strengthen bonds between Japanese and Americans through shared stories and messages of mental health recovery, tragedy, struggle, and hope.
Los Angeles, CA. $5,000

International Center for Journalists

To support a media fellowship that will prepare and send three selected U.S. journalists in 19-day reporting tours to Japan.
Washington, DC. $78,500

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. $97,326.22

Light Industry Cinema Projects

To support a documentary film production grant for a film investigating the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era played in setting the stage for the “modern art” movement in the West.
New York, NY. $50,000

New York Women in Film and Television

To support a documentary film on Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow.
New York, NY. $25,000

Portland State University

To support public lecture and performing arts programs focused on Japan at Portland State University’s Center for Japanese Studies.
Portland, OR. $71,856