• Grassroots Exchange
    & Education

    This program fosters US-Japan grassroots efforts in various ways, including region-to-region, civil society and youth exchange projects. The program also promotes the understanding of Japanese culture and society in the United States, focusing on K-12 education and community outreach. 

  • Intellectual Exchange

    This program provides opportunities to explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan through collaboration and partnership. Programming includes institutional grants, fellowships and self-initiated projects. 

Latest News

  • NEWS

    Announcing the 5th Cohort of US-Japan Network for the Future

    April 26, 2019

    We are pleased to announce the selection of the fifth cohort of participants for the US-Japan Network for the Future program. This is a two-year program to build and enhance a network of Japan ...

  • NEWS

    Position Available: Associate Program Officer, Arts & Cultural Exchange, The Japan Foundation, New York

    April 26, 2019

    The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an Associate Program Officer for the Arts and Cultural Exchange program. This program promotes the introduction of ...

  • NEWS

    Grassroots Exchange Network - Japan (GEN-J) and Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Programs

    November 28, 2018

    The Abe Fellowship Program, a partnership between The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Social Science Research Council (SS..



  • Mr. James Schoff

    The overarching purpose of my project was to provide well-informed and objective assessments of emerging U.S. economic and foreign policy proposals in a U.S.-Japan alliance context and to maximize opportunities for constructive debate in a timely matter. The resulting monograph, Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: The United States and Japan After the Cold War, combined research using English and ....

  • Ms. Paige Cottingham-Streater

    When CULCON (Conference on Educational and Cultural Interchange) recognized the potential impact of the JET alumni community in strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship, the Japan Foundation CGP became a critical partner to help establish a non-profit organization for JET alumni. Now in its fourth year, the United States Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association has been keeping ....