To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, The Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 by special legislation in the Japanese Diet and became an Independent Administrative Institution in October 2003. The Foundation maintains its headquarters in Tokyo and operates through a network of 25 overseas offices in 24 countries worldwide. The Japan Foundation is represented by two offices in the United States—one in New York and the other in Los Angeles.
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, located in New York, focuses on the promotion of intellectual exchange and mutual understanding at the regional and grassroots levels nationwide.