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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

Friday, May 27, 2016

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation Congratulates President Obama on His Historic Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation congratulates President Obama on the historic occasion of his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016.  The 70 dogwood trees that were planted at the Park in November 2015 are a living … » READ MORE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Meet our Grondine Memorial Scholar!

babatunjiBabatunji Kayode, a Business Administration major at California State University East Bay, has long been interested in Japan. Thanks to our generous Robert Grondine Memorial Scholarship donors, Babatunji is currently enrolled in a year-long academic program at Toyo University, where … » READ MORE

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Olivia’s Story: Overview

Olivia2For my 2015 Antioch University independent field research project, I chose health, healing, nature and spirituality in Japan. I traveled many miles by train, subway, shinkansen (bullet train), taxi and foot and hopped from small islands to even smaller islands … » READ MORE

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