Immediately following the devastation of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, there has been a
tremendous demonstration of support and aid to Japan on an international level, especially in the United States. In
the US, almost $250 million in disaster aid for Japan was raised in the first month after the earthquake.
Thus in response to these recent events and as part of our mission to promote the US-Japan global partnership through dialogue and interchange between various organizations and sectors in Japan and the US, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is announcing a special category of the J-Initiative: J-Support. The J-Support category is intended to support projects which contribute to the Japanese disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts, thus strengthening mutual understanding between the US and Japan.