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  • Investing in the next generation of global leaders, the Bridging Foundation creates opportunities for Americans and Japanese to learn from each other.

    Investment in Future Leaders

  • Corporate partners play a vital role in helping to advance global competency and increase U.S. competitiveness. Bloomberg News Japan hosts a Bridging Scholars event at their Tokyo Office.

    Bridging Scholar Event

  • The TeamUp campaign brokers institutional partnerships between American and Japanese colleges and universities and paves the way to increase student mobility.

    Institutional Partnerships – Teamup

  • Public-private partnerships, such as the Friendship Blossoms Initiative, strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance. The Bridging Foundation planted more than 3,000 American dogwood trees in the Tohoku region and throughout Japan in 2012-2015.

    Friendship Blossoms Initiative

  • Bridging Scholar alumni gain skills that enhance employment, innovation, and diplomacy between the U.S. and Japan. Chris recently launched his product in Japan with SoftBank saying, "I was able to present in Japanese so big thank you to Bridging Foundation!".

    Bridging Scholar Alumni

News / Blog

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Meet Lance–a Bridging Scholar Alumnus!

Allow me to first thank the organization for the $4000 Bridging Scholarship stipend I received. It was a great help to me when I studied abroad at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan from September 2015 to August 2016. I took … » READ MORE

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


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

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