Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2010

Asia

Program Name Project to Strengthen Collaborative Activities in ASEAN Region
Year 2010
Organization Asian Dialogue Society Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Explanation Support for the ASEAN Secretariat to begin conducting projects with NGOs.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 100,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name ASEAN Orchestra
Year 2010
Organization ASEAN Orchestra Committee (Japan)
Explanation This program holds concerts of classical music played by an orchestra of musicians from the 10 ASEAN countries.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 25,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name “Building a Better Asia”: Young Leaders’ Retreat Programme
Year 2010
Organization Information and Resource Center (Singapore)
Explanation The program holds two one-week retreats in China and in one other country in Asia per year, for young Asian leaders to gather to discuss and address common issues facing the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 382,200
Countries Reached Asian Countries
Program Name “Building a Better Asia”: Young Leaders’ Retreat Programme
Year 2010
Organization Information and Resource Center (Singapore)
Explanation This project supports the participation by persons with visual or hearing disabilities in Building a Better Asia retreats, which aim to create a community of young Asian leaders.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 50,100
Countries Reached Asian Countries
Program Name University for Peace Asia Leaders Dual Campus Masters Programme
Year 2010
Organization University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Explanation This program provides support for the operation of the UPEACE/Nippon Foundation Asia Leaders Scholarship for a specialized Masters Programme at the University for Peace with the aim of fostering experts in the field of peacebuilding in Asia. The program provides up to 30 full scholarships per year.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,645,600
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2010
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, and Sri Lanka), to make an international contribution that meets local needs at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 89,500,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Nationality-Restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2010
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 32,619,000
Countries Reached Philippines, Japan
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program)
Year 2010
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Explanation This project selects public intellectuals in Asia to conduct research and various activities in their neighboring Asian country or countries, with the aim of creating a pool of people who are committed to social issues, to find solutions for common problems and issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,484,900
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name Bangladesh Scholarship Council
Year 2010
Organization Bangladesh Scholarship Council (Bangladesh)
Explanation This project aims to promote higher education in Bangladesh by awarding scholarships to university students in the fields of medicine, engineering, agriculture, science, technology, commerce, and the humanities through the Bangladesh Scholarship Council.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 34,700
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Donation of Used Welfare Vehicles to Cambodia
Year 2010
Organization Side by Side International (Cambodia)
Explanation This program refitted 25 wheelchair accessible welfare vehicles that The Nippon Foundation had previously provided to organizations in Japan and then donated them to Cambodia’s Ministry of Health.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 117,400
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name International Studies Seminar (School of International Studies, PKU)
Year 2010
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 so that they can pursue 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 68,560,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Competition and Publication of Japanese Essays written by Chinese Students and Scholars (Japan)
Year 2010
Organization Sino-Japanese Studies
Explanation To further improve relations between 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 held in China and a study tour in Japan. In addition, a collection of essays from this fourth contest will be produced.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 3,000,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Assignment of equipment at Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association
Year 2010
Organization Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (Sri Lanka)
Explanation The Sri Lanka Japan Cultural Centre was built in 1986 with assistance from The Nippon Foundation. Since then, it has played an important role as a bridge between Sri Lanka and Japan through Japanese language classes, computer classes, a library, and a rental auditorium. The Centre has recently undergone renovations to replace aging equipment, to provide greater convenience for users and further strengthen ties between the two countries.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 10,100
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2010
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 328,000
Countries Reached Turkey (* Scholarship recipients are from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan)
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2010
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

Europe

Program Name Translation Workshop in Japanese Studies
Year 2010
Organization School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
Explanation This program aims to provide post-graduate students and professionals with opportunities to develop advanced Japanese-to-English translation skills and publish translations of key articles in the humanities and social sciences.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 56,800
Countries Reached Europe
Program Name Literary Translation Summer School Japanese Workshop
Year 2010
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 53,400
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Exhibition and Disarmament Symposium
Year 2010
Organization The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (Sweden)
Explanation This project supports an exhibition on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and a symposium on the history of nuclear weaponry and the prospects for nuclear disarmament. The purpose is to draw attention to the horror of atomic warfare, stimulate discussion about the prevention of nuclear weapons in the future, and create a network among students in Scandinavian countries for continued discussion and research about disarmament.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 140,000
Countries Reached Scandinavian Countries
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2010
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 364,300
Countries Reached Czech Republic
Program Name Grant Program to Support Japanese Studies in the UK
Year 2010
Organization Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
Explanation This program supports lectureship posts at 12 universities in the UK for the research and study of contemporary Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 450,000
Countries Reached UK

Global

Program Name Training and Networking Activities for TNF Scholarship Students in Japan
Year 2010
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 2,766,000
Countries Reached Global

Latin America

Program Name Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2010
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 109,000,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name Ryoichi Sasakawa/Norman Borlaug Scholarship Program
Year 2010
Organization Escuela Agricola Panamericana (Honduras)
Explanation This project aims to foster future leaders in the agricultural sector in Latin America by providing scholarships to students from low-income families in the region. The scholarships provide full support for four years of study at Zamorano, during which time students receive a comprehensive education on sustainable rural development and agricultural improvement.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 395,700
Countries Reached Central and Latin America
Program Name Nikkei Youth Network
Year 2010
Organization Nikkei Youth Network Secretariat (Japan)
Explanation To build a global network of active nikkei leaders around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 36,000,000
Countries Reached North & Latin America All

Middle East

Program Name Fostering Palestinian Dialogue
Year 2010
Organization Crisis Management Initiative (Finland)
Explanation This program aims to foster dialogue between Palestinian stakeholders by conducting conferences and workshops, and devising policy proposals.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 94,200
Countries Reached Middle East

North America

Program Name Publication of a New Anthology of Contemporary Japanese Literature (USA)
Year 2010
Organization A Public Space
Explanation This project supports the publication of a new anthology of contemporary Japanese literature that will be made available to the wider public through bookstores, libraries, etc.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 35,000
Countries Reached USA