The Japan Foundation Asia Center

"NIHONGO Partners" Program

The "NIHONGO Partners" program sends Japanese citizens to educational institutions in Asia to serve as partners for the Japanese teachers and their students by supporting Japanese language classes and introducing Japanese culture. The program not only foster connections with Japanese-language learners and local people, but also introduces Japanese culture through extracurricular activities and events.

"NIHONGO Partners" Program

Cultural and Intellectual Exchange

The Japan Foundation Asia Center promotes exchange programs among the people of Asia in a wide range of fields such as art, films, performing arts, sports, grassroots exchange, and intellectual exchange. We create a new Asian culture together through interaction, collaboration, and respect for diversity and people's identity.


SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now Exhibition


Tokyo International Film Festival x Asia Center

Intellectual Exchange

Japan-ASEAN Media Forum

Performing Arts

Pratthana – A Protrait of Possession


Football Exchange with Southeast Asia

Grassroots Exchange

HANDs! – Hope and Dreams Project!

Grant and Fellowship

The Japan Foundation Asia Center's grant and fellowship programs support collaborative initiatives with Asian—primarily ASEAN—counterparts. Projects in the fields of arts and culture, sports, or intellectual exchange are eligible.
*New application forms and instructions for Asia Center Grant Program is expected to be available from May, 2020 or later (The scheduled deadline of application: July 1, 2020).

About Grant and Fellowship Programs