News 2018

Sylff – 16,000 Fellows from 69 Universities Around the World

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) was initially established at Tufts Univers

Fukushima Prefectural Futaba Future School Community Space

The Nippon Foundation is supporting an effort for community-building involving local residents and

Ocean Crisis Requires More Than the UN Law of the Sea

The Republic of Malta and The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Tokyo

Summer Vacation Activities to be Held at 70 Locations Nationwide

Wish Vacation creates dreams for seriously ill children and their families The Nippon Foundation h

Western Japan Flooding – 500,000 Volunteers Ultimately Needed

The Nippon Foundation held a press conference on July 9 to announce its emergency support for the a

Lunchtime Concert (No. 347)

Artists Rina Saito (Piano) Time and date 12:10 – 12:50; July 11, 2018 (Wednesday) Location The

President Macron’s and Italian Interior Minister Salvini’s rhetorical use of “leprosy” dismays WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa

Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, has expressed his concern over recen

Café and Public Space Opens at Former Bungomori Roundhouse

A ceremony was held on June 10 to mark the opening of a newly completed café-restaurant and multipu

Lunchtime Concert (No. 346)

Artist Ensemble Folatre Time and date 12:10 – 12:50; June 27, 2018 (Wednesday) Location The Ni

Opening Ceremony for The Nippon Foundation Para Arena

With roughly two years until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, an opening ceremony was held on June

The Nippon Foundation Diversity in the Arts International Art Competition

The Nippon Foundation’s Diversity in the Arts project aims to convey the significance and value of

Lunchtime Concert (No. 345)

Artist Reina Arai (piano) Cooperation Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan Time and d

The Nippon Foundation – DeepStar Partnership

One of The Nippon Foundation’s areas of activity is the enhancement of technological capabilities n

Report on Asia-Pacific Festival of Artists with Disabilities

The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS Performing Arts Group reported on its fiscal 2017 activ

OUR LIVES Leprosy-Themed Photo Exhibition

The Nippon Foundation, which has been working to eliminate leprosy for more than 40 years, held a p

‘Shachihoko’ Return to Kumamoto Castle After 2 Years

Kumamoto Castle, a regional symbol and source of pride for Kumamoto residents, was severely damaged

‘OriHime’ Robot Connecting Classrooms as an Extension of Children

OriHimeis a humanoid robot that is proving popular at Shusho Elementary School in Yonago City, Tottor

Adoption Day Events Held in Shibuya

The Nippon Foundation has designated April 4 as Adopted Children’s Day, because the characters for Ap

‘OUR LIVES’ Leprosy Photo Exhibition

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, but even tod

Measures needed to implement the New Vision

The Nippon Foundation has designated April 4 as Adopted Children’s Day, and around this time we hold