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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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Remembering 3/11 and Honoring Our Order of the Rising Sun Recipients

Congratulations to U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission member Congressman James A. McDermott (D-WA) and past member former Congressman Thomas Evert Petri (R-WI) along with Congressman Frank James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) for receiving the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold … » READ MORE

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Year in Japan for Derek Yamashita

Derek Yamashita of the University of California, Santa Barbara studied for a year as a Robert Grondine Memorial Fund Bridging Scholar at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.  He beautifully captures his year of study, internship, and volunteerism in Japan » READ MORE

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bridging Scholarship Deadline April 8, 2015

Jordan, center, eating a squid with his good friend, Misha.

We are accepting applications for the Bridging Scholars program from U.S. undergraduate students who attend community college, junior college, public or private colleges and universities who wish to study abroad in Japan for an academic year or semester.   We will … » READ MORE

Site updated on March 11, 2015