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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, December 20, 2016

Baseball, Soccer, and Japan: Joshua Reflects on his Study Abroad at Keio University

When I talk to people about my study abroad experience, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “what was it like?” It’s such a seemingly simple and straightforward question, and yet it’s one of the hardest questions to … » READ MORE

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

“Thanks. Pay it Forward” Bridging Scholars Alumni Campaign 2016

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Since the first class of 1999, the Bridging Foundation has assisted 1,723 Bridging Scholars to study in Japan. We enjoyed hearing from many of these alumni, who responded to our recent survey.  Bridging Scholar alumni reported that 78% of them … » READ MORE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bridging Scholarship Deadline October 10

A-grill-500x333Photo courtesy Jordan MadridFood and friends and study abroad in Japan. Interested?  We encourage you to apply for a Bridging Scholarship by October 10, to receive financial assistance to study in Japan spring semester 2017.  U.S. undergraduate students from community colleges, public and … » READ MORE

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