Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2006

Asia

Program Name Performance of the Brazilian Junior Taiko Team in Japan / Dispatch of Japanese Taiko Instructors to Brazil
Year 2006
Organization Associacao Brasileira de Taiko (Brazil)
Explanation This project provides the winning team in the junior category of the First National Taiko Championships in Brazil with the opportunity to visit Japan to participate in a tournament and various exchange activities.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 13,500,000
Countries Reached Japan
Program Name BSC Scholarship Program
Year 2006
Organization Bangladesh Scholarship Council (Bangladesh)
Explanation This project aims to promote higher education in Bangladesh by awarding scholarships to university students in the medical, engineering, agriculture, science, technology, commerce and humanities fields through the Bangladesh Scholarship Council.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 68,000
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Graduate Program in International Relations for Peking University
Year 2006
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster global-minded International Relations experts in China by supporting an MA course at the School of International Studies at Peking University, and a joint doctoral course at Peking University and the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 697,500
Countries Reached China
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals
Year 2006
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Explanation This project selects Asian public intellectuals to conduct research in another Asian country on a predetermined theme of importance for the region, with the aim of creating a framework of cooperation between Asian public intellectuals that transcends existing networks of individuals and organizations.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 2,189,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2006
Organization Nippon Skilled Volunteers Association (Japan)
Explanation This program sends Japanese senior volunteers (focusing particularly on people with a high level of skill and experience) to developing countries in Asia.1)?Target: 50 to 70 year-olds2)?Host institutions: Private companies, professional organizations, NGOs, local governments etc. in developing countries3)?Time Span: 6 months to a year 4) Method: 1) Identify the needs of developing countries, 2) identify individuals that fit those needs, 3) identify host institutions, 4) provide preparatory training/send volunteers to host country
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 41,400,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Bomb disposal project in Laos
Year 2006
Organization Japan Mine Action Service(JMAS) (Japan)
Explanation Under the direction of the Japan Mine Action Service (made up of ex-self-defense force personnel), a Lao Ministry of Labor and Welfare division known as UXO Lao is working in Xian Khoang province, removing unexploded land mines. It is hoped that the governmental body will thus develop the ability to clear mines on its own.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 200,400
Countries Reached Laos
Program Name Japan Festival in Taiwan Performance of Edo-bayashi
Year 2006
Organization Nikka Bunka Kyoka (Taiwan)
Explanation A performance of Edo-bayashi, at the Japan Festival in Taiwan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 2,500,000
Countries Reached Taiwan
Program Name Program for Nationality-restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2006
Organization Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (Philippine)
Explanation This program aids Japanese people, left behind in the Philippines following World War Two, to regain their Japanese nationality.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 44,300,000
Countries Reached Philippine
Program Name Competition and Publication of Japanese Essays written by Chinese Individuals
Year 2006
Organization Sino-Japanese Study’s (Japan)
Explanation To further improver relations between the nations of China and Japan, this program conducts an essay contest among Chinese people who are studying Japanese. The winner will be taken to an award ceremony conducted in China. In addition, a collection of essays from this second contest will be produced.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 3,000,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association
Year 2006
Organization Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students in Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This program provides scholarships for Central Asian students studying at Turkish Universities.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 512,400
Countries Reached Turkey
Program Name UPEACE/Nippon Foundation International Peace Studies Dual Campus Master Program
Year 2006
Organization University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Explanation This program provides support for the establishment and operation of the UPEACE/Nippon Foundation International Peace Studies Dual Campus Masters Program with the aim of fostering peace experts in Asia. In addition to support for the establishment and operation of the Masters course, the program is also providing scholarships for thirty students from all over Asia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 637,800
Countries Reached Costa Rica,the Philippines

Europe

Program Name The Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2006
Organization The Easter Festival Salzburg (Austria)
Explanation Each year approximately 18,000 people from around the world attend the Easter Festival Salzburg, which features classical music performances of the highest standard. The Easter Festival Salzburg 2007 will present two performances of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” staged by Stephane Braunschweig in co-production with the Festival d’Art Lyrique d’ Aix-en-Provence, as well as four concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and two by Bernard Haitink.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 255,000
Countries Reached Austria

Global

Program Name Support for Activities by Former JOCV Participants
Year 2006
Organization The Supporting Organization of JOCV (Japan)
Explanation This project provides support for Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers undertaking development assistance activities with the aim of contributing to the development of beneficiary countries as well as nurturing development specialists in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 3,010,000
Countries Reached World

Latin America

Program Name Exchange Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2006
Organization The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Japan)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry with a strong desire/clear plan to carry out activities that either promote mutual understanding between Japan and their home country or contribute to the development of their home country.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 92,140,000
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name UPEACE/Nippon Foundation International Peace Studies Dual Campus Master Program
Year 2006
Organization University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Explanation This program provides support for the establishment and operation of the UPEACE/Nippon Foundation International Peace Studies Dual Campus Masters Program with the aim of fostering peace experts in Asia. In addition to support for the establishment and operation of the Masters course, the program is also providing scholarships for thirty students from all over Asia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 637,800
Countries Reached Costa Rica,the Philippines

Middle East

Program Name Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association
Year 2006
Organization Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students in Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This program provides scholarships for Central Asian students studying at Turkish Universities.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 512,400
Countries Reached Turkey

North America

Program Name The Nikkei Legacy Project
Year 2006
Organization Japanese American National Museum (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project conducts research into the current status of documentation related to Nikkei communities, records their oral history, and has built a comprehensive website for the purpose of sharing this information with the wider public.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 400,000
Countries Reached U.S.A.

Ocean

Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2006
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project is aimed at standardizing and improving education at maritime universities around the world to respond to the increasing internationalization of the shipping industry.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 245,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2006
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project supports the activities of the International Association of Maritime Universities, which operates a network of leading maritime universities around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 426,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2006
Organization World Maritime University (Sweden)
Explanation Three Chairs (in Maritime Administration, Marine Environment Management, and Maritime Technology) were established at the World Maritime University with the aim of increasing the variety of courses available to students, as well as laying down the foundation for creating a doctoral program at the university.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 300,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Fellowship Program
Year 2006
Organization International Maritime Law Institute (Malta)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to government officials and maritime specialists in developing countries so that they can pursue a masters degree at the International Maritime Law Institute, and obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to help their countries implement UNCLOS and related international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 319,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Centre of Excellence
Year 2006
Organization Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (Canada)
Explanation Developing countries currently suffer from a lack of skilled researchers in the field of international oceanography. In order to correct this imbalance, we are sending promising young researchers from developing countries for intensive studies at top-level research institutions, in order to give them the skills to enable them to study and control their country’s maritime resources, forecast maritime weather and reduce the impact of natural disasters.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 495,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2006
Organization General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides several students each year, primarily from developing countries, with scholarships to pursue a postgraduate degree in Ocean Bathymetry at a leading European or North American University (currently the University of New Hampshire), with the aim of training young scientists and bathymetrists that can contribute to the further development of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 510,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2006
Organization Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides five two-year fellowships annually to students pursuing a postgraduate degree at the Seafarers International Research Center at Cardiff University, with the aim of fostering a new generation of leaders in the maritime community with expertise in the social sciences. Each year, outstanding students will be given the option to go on for a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 375,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-ITLOS Training Program
Year 2006
Organization International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Germany)
Explanation In order to peaceably and smoothly resolve international maritime conflicts, this program provides training for maritime legal professionals from developing countries. After completion of the program, participants return to their own countries to work as governmental advisors in maritime policy.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-UN Partnership Training Programme on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Year 2006
Organization Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (The United States)
Explanation Among countries that have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) there are, particularly among developing countries, those that are seen to lag in fulfilling important aspects of the convention. This is also true among those countries that have not ratified it. This program aims to address this issue, working with the UN Office of Legal Affairs’ Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, with universities and with research organizations, to develop the human resources that can develop the order of the sea.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 726,036
Countries Reached Global