Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2012

Africa

Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2012
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue among people of the West Asia-North Africa region, from all sectors of society, developing practical solutions to the most pressing social, economic and environmental needs of the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 500,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region

Asia

Program Name University for Peace Asia Leaders Dual Campus Masters Programme
Year 2012
Organization University for Peace (Cost Rica)
Explanation The Nippon Foundation is funding a 21-month graduate program, the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS), which allows Asian students to receive a Master of Arts in International Peace Studies from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace. The program has the academic collaboration of Ateneo de Manila University, where students take an introductory English Training Module and courses related to Asian issues taught by Asian scholars. The foundation courses in international peace studies are taken at the University for Peace main campus in Costa Rica. The program provides 30 Nippon Foundation scholarships per year, and will equip these students with the knowledge and language skills required to work at international organizations and NGOs in the fields of peace building and conflict resolution.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,643,700
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2012
Organization Nippon Skilled Volunteers Association (Japan)
Explanation This program dispatches Japanese senior volunteers with everyday skills that can be used in areas with limited resources, primarily in developing countries in Southeast Asia (especially the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka), to make an international contribution that meets local needs at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 130,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Nationality-Restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2012
Organization Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (Japan)
Explanation This project assists second-generation Japanese who were left behind and lost proof of their identities in the Philippines in the turmoil during and immediately after World War II, by providing support for the restoration of their Japanese citizenship (identity investigation, collection of documentary evidence, declaration of family register, compilation of the master list of war-displaced Japanese descendants, and temporary group returns for meetings with family court officers).
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 26,462,000
Countries Reached Philippines, Japan
Program Name International Studies Seminar (School of International Studies, PKU)
Year 2012
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster global-minded international relations experts in China by providing scholarships to MA and PhD students at the School of International Studies at Peking University, to take a joint masters course at the Graduate School of Public Policy or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo, or a doctoral course at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 60,052,000
Countries Reached China, Japan
Program Name Enhancing Leadership Potential of Myanmar’s State Government Officials
Year 2012
Organization Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Explanation Public officials from all seven states, whose duties are largely related to improving the life of ethnic minorities, are given opportunities to study at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore to acquire skills and knowledge to become competent public officials.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 229,000
Countries Reached Myanmar

Central Asia

Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2012
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This program provides scholarships to students from Central Asia who are studying at universities in Turkey. The program also provides seminars and classes on the Japanese language as well as culture and economics.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 439,400
Countries Reached Turkey (* Scholarship recipients are from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan)

Europe

Program Name Literary Translation Summer School Japanese Workshop
Year 2012
Organization British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia (UK)
Explanation This program aims to promote understanding of contemporary Japan abroad by training and creating a community of translators of Japanese literature.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 54,900
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2012
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation The Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conference, as well as the Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conference brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing problems facing the world. The Shared Concern Initiative issues joint-statements addressing important challenges facing today’s world, with the understanding that change for the better can be more effectively promoted when leaders speak with one voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 288,300
Countries Reached Czech Republic
Program Name Japan-UK Conference Series with Chatham House
Year 2012
Organization Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
Explanation This program, conducted in cooperation with Chatham House, aims to examine the ways in which the UK and Japan – two island nations that share wide-ranging international interests and perspectives – are adapting to a changing world, and looks for ways that the two nations can cooperate in addressing a range of global challenges. Through annual conferences, a series of discussion groups, and the issuing of related reports, it provides an opportunity for policy experts, analysts and decision-makers from the UK and Japan to assess their respective approaches to a range of global challenges.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 262,400
Countries Reached UK

Global

Program Name Salzburg Global Seminar in Japan
Year 2012
Organization Salzburg Global Seminar (USA)
Explanation This Salzburg-style Seminar was held in Kyoto, Japan, involving a faculty of experts and 30 rising leaders from around the region and the world, and offered an opportunity to develop cross-cultural scenarios and robust solutions for the world in 2030. This interactive event was followed by a Public Forum in Tokyo where participants presented their findings before a more senior audience of media, business, government, academic, and NGO representatives.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 275,300
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Training and networking activities for TNF scholarship students in Japan
Year 2012
Organization DIRECTFORCE (Japan)
Explanation This program provides lectures and on-site visits for students from abroad studying in Japan, to deepen their knowledge of Japan and build and strengthen networks of non-Japanese students studying in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 2,489,000
Countries Reached Global

Latin America

Program Name Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2012
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 112,677,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name Nikkei Youth Network
Year 2012
Organization Nikkei Youth Network Secretariat (Japan)
Explanation This project aims to build a global network of active Nikkei leaders around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 99,800
Countries Reached North & Latin America All

Middle East

Program Name Fostering Palestinian Dialogue
Year 2012
Organization Crisis Management Initiative (Finland)
Explanation This program aims to foster dialogue among Palestinian stakeholders through conferences and workshops, and by devising policy proposals.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 57,700
Countries Reached Middle East

North Amrica

Program Name Publication of a New Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Literature (USA)
Year 2012
Organization A Public Space
Explanation This project supports the publication of a new anthology of contemporary Japanese literature, which will be made available to the wider public through bookstores, libraries, etc. 
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 35,000
Countries Reached USA
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC
Year 2012
Organization Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) (Japan)
Explanation This is a 10-month fellowship program for Ph.D. students in all fields of Japanese studies, at the Yokohama-based Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC aims to provide the most promising young scholars with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and with other IUC graduates.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY24,887,000
Countries Reached USA