Suki Newsletter
SUKI is published 3-times a year by the Japan Foundation Manila to make up-to-date information to individuals and organizations interested in Japanese Studies and International Culture Exchange.
Merienda Newsletter

MERIENDA is published 2-times a year by the Japan Foundation Manila to make up-to-date information to Filipino Nihongo Teachers, individuals and organizations interested in Japanese Studies.

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To deepen the understanding and appreciation of Japan in other countries, the Japan Foundation makes available the Fellowship Grant Program for scholars to pursue further research in Japan on diverse topics of interest; support to conduct researches/conferences are also extended to academic organizations with institutionalized Japanese Studies Programs.

Support Program for Organizations in Japanese Studies

In order to enhance the general basis of Japanese studies in the Philippines by supporting organizations involved in Japanese studies which are expected to be a center of the Japanese studies, by providing a range of support which effectively expands and develops Japanese studies activities.

      List of Year 2010 – 2011 Grantees

The Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

In order to promote Japanese studies in the Philippines by providing support for foreign scholars of Japanese studies. This program provides opportunities to conduct research in Japan, and consequently to promote the understanding of Japan and the friendship between both countries

2012 Special Invitation Programme for Graduate Students
(May 16 – June 27, 2012)

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce that the “2012 JENESYS Special Invitation Programme for Graduate Students” is now open for application. The programme which is for 6 weeks is funded by the Japan – ASEAN Integration Fund as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme. Eligible applicants are Filipino students currently enrolled in graduate schools in the Philippines who are involved in the Study of Japan (Japanese Studies) and East Asia. Applicable universities will nominate / recommend qualified graduate students (good scholastic background, working knowledge in the Japanese Language, and under 35 years old by May 16, 2012) to the Japan Foundation Manila for the said grant program.

The grantees will have the opportunity to attend academic coursework (Sophia University), engage in group activities, debates/discussions, participate in cultural activities / field trips, and, conduct individual research. Further, they will be able to meet and build networks with other participating graduate school students in the Asia/Oceania region. The deadline of the submission of the pertinent application form and supporting documents is on 20 January 2012 (Friday).

For details / clarifications on the above program and other projects, activities and events (2012 Nihongo Fiesta), please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila (12/F, Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City; tel. # 811-61-55 / fax # 811-61-53; e-mail:; website :