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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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Congratulations, Fall 2014 Bridging Scholars!

The Bridging Foundation would like to proudly announce the recipients of the Bridging Scholarship for Fall 2014! Representing universities and colleges from across the United States, 74 Scholars will be studying at 40 different institutions in Japan. We thank our … » READ MORE

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Updates from a Bridging Scholar

Visiting the first Friendship Blossoms planting site in Yoyogi Park with some friends

Visiting the first Friendship Blossoms planting site in Yoyogi Park with some friends

Hi! Just as a quick introduction, my name is Isabel, and I’m a current Bridging Scholar studying at the Keio University Japanese Language Program. Back in the … » READ MORE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunity

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation in Washington, DC is seeking a Fall 2014 semester intern to support current initiatives, especially the Friendship Blossoms Initiative, a public-private gift of 3,000 dogwood trees to the people of Japan in reciprocation of the gift … » READ MORE

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