For the purpose of promoting Japanese studies overseas, this program provides support to preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese studies to give them an opportunity to conduct research in Japan.
In order to provide appropriate supports to specialists and institutions of the Japanese studies in overseas, it is indispensable to discern current trends of Japanese studies in each country and region to asses the needs for support. The Japan Foundation conducts “surveys of the overall status of overseas Japanese studies” on occasion and “surveys of theoverseas Japanese studies institution” in every fixed period.
The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects and activities to participate in grant programs of the Japan Foundation. Successful applicants are provided with grants, research scholarships and other forms of support.