Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Resource: Japan Foundation

A recent announcement from H-Japan informed us about the Japan Foundation's new on-line newsletter. The Japan Foundation has a number of scholarships and programs (film, literature, performing arts, etc.) that might be of interest to visual anthropologists. Here is a partial description from their website:

Established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet, the Japan Foundation became an Independent Administrative Institution in October 2003. The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries.

The Japan Foundation activities, aiming comprehensive and effective development of its international cultural exchange programs, consist of following three major categories:

1) Arts & Cultural Exchange
2) Japanese-Language Education Overseas
3) Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

The Foundation maintains its headquarters in Tokyo and operates through a network of 19 overseas offices in 18 countries worldwide.

Link to the Japan Foundation Website:

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