Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2014

Asia

Program Name University for Peace Asia Leaders Dual Campus Masters Programme
Year 2014
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 1,676,800
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2014
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 173,300,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Nationality-Restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2014
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 43,964,000
Countries Reached Philippines,Japan
Program Name International Studies Seminar (School of International Studies, PKU)
Year 2014
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 22,913,000
Countries Reached China,Japan
Program Name Skill Enhancement Program for Myanmar Government Officials
Year 2014
Organization International University of Japan
Explanation This project provides opportunities to 10 young Myanmar governmental officials to study international relations at the International University of Japan, with the aim of fostering leaders with deep knowledge and cultural understanding to promote Myanmar’s further development.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 40,530,000
Countries Reached Myanmar
Program Name Review of Half-Century in Korean-Japanese Relations, 1965~2015
Year 2014
Organization Asia Research Fund
Explanation Researchers in the field of Japan-Korea studies from both Japan and Korea will conduct a literature study in 2015, the 50th anniversary of the 1965 signing of the Treaty on Basic Relations that restored diplomatic relations between Japan and Korea.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size KRW 60,800,000
Countries Reached Japan and Republic of Korea
Program Name Promoting Asian Women Social Entrepreneurship Network
Year 2014
Organization Association for The Promotion of The Status of Women
Explanation With APSW, The Nippon Foundation held an international seminar to invite female social entrepreneurs from the Mekong region, including Myanmar, to promote women social entrepreneurship in the region. APSW is an organization based in Thailand, which supports women struggling with poverty, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 114,900
Countries Reached Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam
Program Name Donation of used welfare vehicles to Myanmar
Year 2014
Organization Ministry of Health in Myanmar
Explanation This project donates used welfare vehicles to Myanmar, in response to needs for ambulances to improve public health services. The vehicles, which are still in good condition but no longer in use in Japan, are collected and remodeled into ambulances in Myanmar.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 42,000,000
Countries Reached Myanmar
Program Name Symposium for Japan-Korea Relationship in New Leadership, etc
Year 2014
Organization Asia Research Fund
Explanation The Asia Research Fund held a symposium in Seoul, inviting researchers in the field of Japan-Korea studies to share social problems common to the two countries.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size KRW 58,872,000
Countries Reached Japan and Republic of Korea
Program Name ICRP efforts supporting recovery following the Fukushima Daiichi accident
Year 2014
Organization International Commission on Radiological Protection,
Explanation This program supports a series of dialogue meetings being held by the International Commission on Radiological Protection, with a variety of partners (governmental and non-governmental; local, national and international) focusing on identification of problems and challenges encountered by residents in the recovery from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 33,000,000
Countries Reached Japan

Central Asia

Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2014
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 393,700
Countries Reached Turkey (* Scholarship recipients are from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan)

Europe

Program Name Japan-UK Conference Series with Chatham House
Year 2014
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 271,600
Countries Reached UK
Program Name UK Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme
Year 2014
Organization Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
Explanation This program enables Japanese Studies departments and discipline departments (where there is a significant Japanese component) at UK universities to offer postgraduate studentships to their brightest and most promising students. 30 studentships per year for five years are being made available for MA or PhD study and research.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 310,000
Countries Reached UK

Latin America

Program Name Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2014
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 93,469,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name Renovation of Casa de Repouso Suzano (Ipelandia Home)
Year 2014
Organization Beneficencia Nipo-Brasileira de Sao Paulo
Explanation This project aims to renovate Casa de Repouso Suzano (Ipelandia Home), a home for elderly Japanese immigrants, operated by Beneficencia Nipo-Brasileira de Sao Paulo.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 29,000
Countries Reached Brazil
Program Name Construction of Japanese Traditional Martial Sport Training Hall
Year 2014
Organization Asociacion Colombo Japonesa
Explanation This project supports the construction of a martial sport training hall that will also function as a multipurpose venue, with the aim of promoting Japanese traditional martial sports, particularly Judo, Karate, Aikido, and Kendo, and encouraging international exchange.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 94,500
Countries Reached Colombia

North America

Program Name Publication of a New Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Literature (USA)
Year 2014
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 50,000
Countries Reached USA

North America, Other

Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC
Year 2014
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 JPY 33,490,000 (2014 Academic Year) JPY 86,100,000 (2015 Academic Year)
Countries Reached USA