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  • sasebo school girls

    School children in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, assist with a Friendship Blossoms dogwood planting on Arbor Day, April 26, 2013. To see a map of Friendship Blossoms plantings, and learn more about their locations, please see our map.… » READ MORE

    Please See Our Friendship Blossoms Map

  • Mitchell Sambrano Ishinomaki

    Mitchell Sambrano studied abroad as a JP Morgan Bridging Scholar at Tokyo Gakugei University during the 2012-2013 year. After returning to the University of Hawaii at Hilo to finish up his degree in Japanese Studies, he wrote that “As I … » READ MORE

    Mitchell Sambrano

  • Mr. Hagiwara and Paige

    Paige Cottingham-Streater, Executive Director of the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation, and Toshihiro Hagiwara, 14th generation tree specialist, at Hagiwara Tree Laboratory in Saitama. The Friendship Blossoms dogwood trees are under Mr. Hagiwara’s care as they await their plantings.… » READ MORE

    Friendship Blossoms Land in Japan

  • AmX Event

    Fall 2013 Bridging Scholars meet with Nobuki Takamichi, Vice President of Global Network Partnerships at American Express in Tokyo. Thank you to our sponsors, who help Bridging Scholars study in Japan and build careers in every profession.… » READ MORE

    Bridging Scholars & Our Sponsors

  • Nezu museum

    Study abroad in Japan with the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarship! For more about our Scholars and upcoming deadlines for next year’s Scholars, please follow our blog.… » READ MORE

    U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation Scholarship

News / Blog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Meet Erecia, a Bridging Scholar Alumna (2013)–Now Working for Japan-based Oak Lawn Marketing

EWarren Photo in Japan2012-2013Erecia studied at Chukyo University in Nagoya during the 2012-2013 academic year as an Oak Lawn Marketing–Bridging Scholar. Her remarks follow:

I can honestly say the years of 2012 and 2013 were some of the most impactful years of my … » READ MORE

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meet J. Webster Coates from the First Class of Bridging Scholars (1999)

WebCoates2014 (class of 1999)We’re celebrating the 15th anniversary of Bridging Scholars throughout November by updating you on what’s happened with some of the students since their study abroad.  Today we’re featuring J. Webster Coates from the first class of Bridging Scholars in 1999.  » READ MORE

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Friendship Blossoms Infographic

Friendship Blossoms Infographic

Here is a snapshot of our Friendship Blossoms–Dogwood Initiative! To take a peak at a larger image click this.

A little more than halfway through our three year project, we’re happy to report that all 3,000 dogwood trees are … » READ MORE

Site updated on November 25, 2014