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CGP was established in 1991 to promote collaboration between the people of Japan, the United States, and beyond in order to address issues of global concern.

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Message from the Director

I would like to offer my greetings as the newly appointed Director General of the Japan Foundation New York and Director of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York.

It was 1980, more than 30 years ago, when I came to the United States for the first time as an exchange student to study American arts management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It was then that I also became interested in cultural exchange.

Since joining the Japan Foundation in 1982, I have been posted overseas in Toronto, Canada once and Seoul, Korea twice. And now, at last, I am coming back to the United States to finally work on cultural exchange as one component of my duties here.

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