Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2015

Asia

Program
Name
ICRP efforts supporting recovery following the Fukushima Daiichi accident
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.
Grant Size JPY 30,000,000
Countries
Reached
Japan
Program
Name
Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Regional Networking Program
Organization The Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Explanation This project supports the activities of Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowships Program (API) fellows at both the national and regional levels. Fellows organize country workshops on different topics, a regional panel focusing on refugee and migration, as well as other activities to share their knowledge and maintain their community.
Grant Size USD 80,000
Countries
Reached
Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
Program
Name
IKMAS-Nippon Foundation Endowment Fund
Organization The Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Explanation This project established an endowment fund at IKMAS (The Institute of Malaysian and International Studies), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, to support students from other developing countries visiting and studying at IKMAS.
Grant Size MYR 150,000
Countries
Reached
Malaysia and other Asian countries
Program
Name
Skill Enhancement Program for Myanmar Government Officials
Organization International University of Japan
Explanation This project provides opportunities to 9 young Myanmar government officials to study international relations at the International University of Japan. This program at IUJ aims to foster leaders with deep knowledge and cultural understanding to promote further development in Myanmar.
Grant Size JPY 28,601,500
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Managing Japanese Language Course in Myanmar
Organization Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
Explanation Japanese instructors from the Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute have been dispatched to the language center at the Myanmar armed forces’ Defense Services Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin. The objective of the course is the passing of level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test within one year, to train personnel who can be Japanese interpreters/translators within the armed forces. The ultimate aim is to promote Myanmar’s democratization through this project.
Grant Size JPY 23,000,000
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Promoting Asian Women Social Entrepreneurship Network
Organization Association for The Promotion of The Status of Women
Explanation With APSW, The Nippon Foundation has held a series of international conferences, the “Asian Women Social Entrepreneurship Network Conference,” since 2014 to invite women social entrepreneurs mainly from the Mekong region, including Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam, to build their capacity and promote networking in the region. APSW is an organization based in Thailand that supports women struggling with poverty, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS.
Grant Size USD 162,000
Countries
Reached
Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam
Program
Name
Nationality-Restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
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 a master list of war-displaced Japanese descendants, and temporary group returns for meetings with family court officers).
Grant Size JPY 39,843,500
Countries
Reached
Philippines, Japan
Program
Name
International Studies Seminar (School of International Studies, PKU)
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.
Grant Size JPY 6,130,000
Countries
Reached
China, Japan
Program
Name
Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
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.
Grant Size JPY 82,830,000
Countries
Reached
Asia
Program
Name
Asia Research Fund Japan Korea Symposium
Organization Asia Research Fund
Explanation The Asia Research Fund held a symposium in Tokyo, inviting researchers in the field of Japan-Korea studies to share social problems common to the two countries.
Grant Size JPY 9,200,000
Countries
Reached
Japan and Republic of Korea

Central Asia

Program
Name
JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
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.
Grant Size USD 420,900
Countries
Reached
Turkey (* Scholarship recipients are from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan)

Europe

Program
Name
Japan-UK Conference Series with Chatham House
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.
Grant Size GBP 268,200
Countries
Reached
UK
Program
Name
UK Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme
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.
Grant Size GBP 305,000
Countries
Reached
UK

North America

Program
Name
Publication of a New Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Literature (USA)
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.
Grant Size USD 55,000
Countries
Reached
USA

Latin America

Program
Name
Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
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.
Grant Size JPY 104,557,000
Countries
Reached
Latin America All
Program
Name
Research on current situation of Nikkei communities in Brazil
Organization Centro de Estudos Nipo-Brasileiros
Explanation This project aims to update the investigation on Nikkei communities in Brazil in light of the current rapidly changing social situation in Brazil. The research will clarify not only the predominant presence of Nikkei communities within Brazilian society but also how their roles are changing. In addition, investigation on current Nikkei communities will also shed some light on role and definition of the prospective Nikkei generation.
Grant Size JPY 12,600,000
Countries
Reached
Brazil
Program
Name
Enhancement of Japanese language education in Brazil
Organization Centro Brasileiro de Língua Japonesa
Explanation This project aims to enhance the level of Japanese education through the use of technology. 100 tablet computers are being sent to Japanese language schools in Brazil.
Grant Size USD 88,300
Countries
Reached
Brazil
Program
Name
Purchase of two vehicles for a nursing home
Organization Asociacion Emmanuel
Explanation Efficient transportation is essential for efficient operations at the Asociacion Emmanuel nursing home, which serves 1st generation and 2nd generation Nikkei patients. This project is donating two vehicles with the aims of better management of the association and enhancing activities among Nikkei communities.
Grant Size USD 131,700
Countries
Reached
Peru

North America, Other

Program
Name
The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC
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.
Grant Size JPY 86,100,000
Countries
Reached
USA and Japan
Program
Name
Contemporary Japanese writing-translation, publication, and promotion
Organization Writers’ Centre Norwich
Explanation This program aims to promote understanding of contemporary Japan abroad by promoting Japanese contemporary literature. The organization is based in Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature and this program has continued to develop from the former project managed by the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia.
Grant Size GBP 62,400
Countries
Reached
UK, USA and the rest of the world

Global

Program
Name
Sylff・NF-JLEP Fellowship Program
Organization The Tokyo Foundation
Explanation This grant enables Sylff and NF-JLEP schools that were hurt by the 2008 financial crisis to continue to distribute fellowships to outstanding students.
Grant Size JPY 300,000,000
Countries
Reached
All
Program
Name
University for Peace Asia Leaders Dual Campus Masters Programme
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 conducted at the University for Peace main campus in Costa Rica. The program provides 30 The 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.
Grant Size USD 1,574,500
Countries
Reached
Philippines, Costa Rica