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Japanese Studies: Foundations & Federal Agencies

Free Electronic resources for the Study of Japan

Foundations Related to the Study of Japan

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Provides news related to Canada and Asia, and analysis of business and trade.  Covers all of Asia. Hosts a calendar.  In English and French.

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, UK 
Provides information on their activities, Each year the Foundation makes approximately 100 grants to a total nnual value of about £450,000 to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United Kingdom.  They also sponsor a series of concerts, films, exhibitions and talks.

The Japan Foundation 国際交流基金 
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 as a special legal entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and friendship on the international scene. Provides information on its activities: exhibitions, personnel exchange, international conferences, Japanese language learning and testing, program guidelines, links to offices worldwide and so forth. 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Web Site

Toshiba Kokusai Kyōryoku Zaidan / Toshiba International Foundation 

The United States-Japan Foundation
The United States-Japan Foundation, a private and independent grant making organization, is dedicated to the promotion of greater mutual knowledge between the U.S. and Japan through support for programs in three principal areas: communication and public opinion; education (elementary and secondary); and public policy.

Federal Agencies

CULCON - Japan

CULCON - United States 
US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange, a binational advisory panel to both governments, serves to focus attention on the vital cultural and education underpinnings of our relationship.

Japan United States Friendship Commission
An independent Federal agency dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between the US and Japan through the issuing of grant programs in: Japanese studies in the US; policy-oriented research; public affairs and education; study of the US; and the arts.