programs

  • Grassroots Exchange
    & Education

    This program fosters US-Japan grassroots efforts in various ways, including region-to-region, civil society and youth exchange projects. The program also promotes the understanding of Japanese culture and society in the United States, focusing on K-12 education and community outreach. 

  • Intellectual Exchange

    This program provides opportunities to explore contemporary issues of global concern and issues common to the U.S. and Japan through collaboration and partnership. Programming includes institutional grants, fellowships and self-initiated projects. 

Latest News

  • NEWS

    Grant program "CASE STUDIES JAPAN" is now accepting applications

    September 11, 2020

  • EVENT

    I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home

    July 18, 2020

    Join our free online event with special guest speakers Stéphanie Crohin, Author and Sento Ambassador, and Hayasaka Shinya MD PhD

  • NEWS

    CGP RELIEF GRANT FOR U.S.- JAPAN GRASSROOTS EXCHANGE UNDER COVID-19 CHALLENGES

    June 25, 2020

    U.S.-Japan-related nonprofit organizations have been struggling to maintain regular programming and outreach as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VOICES FROM THE FIELD

  • Mr. James Schoff

    The overarching purpose of my project was to provide well-informed and objective assessments of emerging U.S. economic and foreign policy proposals in a U.S.-Japan alliance context and to maximize opportunities for constructive debate in a timely matter. The resulting monograph, Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: The United States and Japan After the Cold War, combined research using English and ....

  • Ms. Paige Cottingham-Streater

    When CULCON (Conference on Educational and Cultural Interchange) recognized the potential impact of the JET alumni community in strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship, the Japan Foundation CGP became a critical partner to help establish a non-profit organization for JET alumni. Now in its fourth year, the United States Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association has been keeping ....

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