between Japan and the world.
The Japan Foundation is Japan’s only Institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.
Through “Culture”, “Language” and “Dialogue,” we create opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.
“Partnership to Co-create a Future with the Next Generation: WA Project 2.0”
JF will launch a new comprehensive people-to-people exchange initiative between Japan and ASEAN while continuing the NIHONGO Partners Program.More
The Japan Foundation Awards 2024 Call for NominationsWe are now accepting nominations for the Japan Foundation Awards 2024.
(Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2024)More
- Call for NominationsThe Japan Foundation Awards 2024 Call for Nominations
- About UsJF launches a new initiative “Partnership to Co-create a Future with the Next Generation: WA Project 2.0” while continuing the NIHONGO Partners Program
- Program GuidelinesProgram Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2024
- Japanese Studies and Global Partnerships【Call for Applications】Fellowships Co-Organized with Other Institutions
- Japanese Studies and Global PartnershipsThe Japan Foundation Indo-Pacific Partnership (JFIPP) Network Fellowship
Let your curiosity open the doors to Japan and the world.
The Japan Foundation Award 50th Anniversary Messages from Previous AwardeesThe Japan Foundation Awards celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. We have received valuable messages from past award winners and organizations about the significance of international cultural exchange and their expectations for the future.More
ひきだすにほんご Activate Japanese!ひきだすにほんご Activate Your Japanese! introduces Japanese culture and language mainly to foreign citizens seeking to live and work in Japan and Japanese-language learners who wish to learn about life in Japan.More
What We Do
Arts and Cultural Exchange [Culture]
The Japan Foundation works to introduce a diverse variety of facets of Japanese culture, from art, music, drama, and film to fashion and design, to the world. By creating opportunities for people to share the joy of co-creation and better understand each other in ways that transcend language, it facilitates deeper cultural exchange between people.
Japanese-Language Education Overseas [Language]
The Japan Foundation works to create and enhance Japanese-language education environments worldwide in order to give more people around the world opportunities to study Japanese. It also coordinates with governments and educational institutions in a variety of countries and regions to provide effective support aimed at meeting local needs.
Japanese Studies and Global Partnerships Programs [Dialogue]
The Japan Foundation organizes symposiums and collaborative projects to deepen dialogue among experts in various countries, in addition to supporting individual scholars in Japanese studies. It also works to promote the formation of personal networks with the aim of solving global issues.