programs

  • 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

    POSITION AVAILABLE: ASSOCIATE PROGRAM OFFICER, GRASSROOTS EXCHANGE & EDUCATION PROGRAM

    October 31, 2019

    Established by the Japanese government in 1972, The Japan Foundation’s mission is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other nations.

  • NEWS

    New Grant Program “Case Studies Japan” is now released!

    October 09, 2019

    CGP is pleased to announce that new grant program “Case Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students” is now released!

  • NEWS

    Guidelines for 2020 CGP Grant Program Now Available

    September 11, 2019

    CGP is pleased to announce that the grant guidelines for the CGP Grant Program are now available.

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VOICES FROM THE FIELD

  • 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 ....

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