• The Japan Foundation supports intellectual exchange through grant programs, intellectual dialogue between Japan and other countries, and the exchange of persons in scholarly and intellectual fields through fellowship program.

    Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences

    In order to deepen mutual understanding and to establish closer relations between Japan and other countries while promoting intellectual exchange worldwide. The program also aims to promote a greater contribution by Japan in intellectual exchange through actively utilizing Japan’s experience, expertise, and human resources.

    List of Year 2011 – 2012 Grantees

    List of Year 2010 – 2011 Grantees


    Asia Leadership Fellow Program

    Six to eight socially influential intellectual leaders of the Asian region are invited to spend two months in Japan. While in Japan, participants are expected to engage in collaborative interaction and through such activities, the participants are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan and build human network. This program is co-organized by The Japan Foundation and the International House of Japan.

    The Japan Foundation Headquarter

    International House of Japan (i-house)