The Japan Foundation, Manila supports and promotes Japanese Studies in the Philippines to help Filipinos deepen their understanding about Japan. We also provide opportunities for people from Japan and other countries to discuss important global issues and topics of mutual concern. This helps Japan to better express its views and to foster the next generation to carry on future dialogue and exchanges.
Supporting Japanese Studies Institutions
We support key Japanese Studies institutions in the Philippines such as universities and research centers to develop Japan specialists. Support can be subsidies for research and international and local conferences, staff expansion, library materials, training in Japan, and publications. We also send visiting professors to these institutions. Such comprehensive and continuing support helps to develop and expand Japanese studies in the Philippines for the long term.
Expanding Intellectual Dialogue and International Outreach
Through intellectual dialogue and international exchanges to discuss issues of mutual concern and international importance, the Japan Foundation, Manila promotes international outreach, intellectual contribution, and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries including the Philippines. We host conferences and symposiums and invite experts and researchers. We also provide grants for conferences and other exchange programs in and outside Japan.