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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, November 13, 2015

Chris’s Story: It Began with Big Bird

Big Bird in Japan

Chris (University of California–Santa Barbara, electrical engineering) studied at Tohoku University 2006-2007

It began with Big Bird.  I can trace my deep interest to Japan beginning with a simple child’s movie, Big Bird Goes to Japan.  I continued my … » READ MORE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Caitlin’s Story: How the Bridging Scholarship and 3/11 Impacted Her Life

Caitlin Milder--Waseda2010-2011

My foreign exchange experience in Tokyo started out like the stories you normally hear:  I was swept away by the culture, the language, the friends both Japanese and foreign, and the travel to the green and beautiful countryside.  I had … » READ MORE

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Introducing the Fall 2015 Bridging Scholars and Announcing Spring 2016 Scholarship Grant Opportunties

Congratulations Bridging Foundation Scholars!

View a map showing where the Fall 2015 Bridging Foundation Scholars will study here.

We’re thrilled to announce that 75 students were recently selected to receive Bridging Foundation scholarships and will begin their study abroad … » READ MORE

Site updated on November 9, 2015