Click here to read a farewell message from the former Director General of JFNY / Director of CGPNY Honda Osamu

Thank you very much for visiting our website.

Today, Japan and the United States enjoy a very close relationship, encompassing a diverse array of fields. In fact, forging and strengthening connections and networks through exchange is the most important mission of the Japan Foundation.

In this light, the Foundation supports fundamental infrastructure that allows these connections to develop and implements various programs to foster exchange and build networks. We work with both institutions and individuals, and those partners include universities, museums, Japan-America societies as well as professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, including practitioners, educators, artists, and curators.

As just one example, we are the secretariat for Japan 2019, an initiative showcasing Japanese culture in the United States. In particular, we are presenting a wide range of cultural events such as the exhibition, The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, and the performance of Satoshi Miyagi’s Antigone, throughout the year. We hope that 2019 will be a special year that brings a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture to American and international audiences.

So, we look forward to working together with you, our partners and collaborators, both old and new, to build even closer and stronger relations between our two countries.

Director General, The Japan Foundation, New York