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Global Partnerships

The Japan Foundation New York’s Global Partnerships program is dedicated to improving bilateral ties and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. We also support dialogues, collaborations, and networks striving to find resolutions to issues of global concern that involve an array of institutions and individuals from Japan and the U.S., along with other countries and regions. Since April 2022, projects that were conducted by the former Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership are now run under Global Partnerships.

Major Programs

1. Grants for Global Partnerships
Japan Foundation Global Partnerships Program provides many grant programs to support bilateral ties and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States on various levels.
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2. Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Program
The JOI brings volunteer Japanese coordinators to regions of the U.S. where Japanese culture has been less accessible.
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3. US-Japan Network for the Future
This program identifies, nurtures, and enhances a network of U.S.-based Japan specialists bringing diverse expertise and perspectives to the bilateral policy-making process in the mid- and long-term.
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4. Abe Fellowship Programs
This program supports individuals conducting contemporary, transnational and/or comparative, policy-relevant research on topics of concern to the United States and Japan.
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5. Mask Up 2020
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership conducted “Mask Up 2020,” an original face mask design contest, in 2020 and donated over 1,000 masks to Japan-related organizations in the U.S…
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