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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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Remembering Dr. Richard J. Wood

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation, CULCON, and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission mourn the passing of esteemed member and former chair, Dr. Richard J. Wood. Dr. Wood was the founding chairman of the Bridging Foundation and continued serving on the board of directors … » READ MORE

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Year in Japan for Kathryn Lovett

Kathryn Lovett of The University of Oregon studied for a year at Meijin University in Tokyo, Japan. Below is her experience studying and living abroad: 

It is difficult tkathryn lovetto communicate the wonderful and indescribable experience that is study abroad, … » READ MORE

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

USJBF, CULCON, and JUSFC holds Semi-Annual Meeting

IMG_1016On Monday, June 8, 2015, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC), U.S. CULCON Panel, and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation (USJBF) held semi-annual meetings in Washington, D.C. The three organizations strive to strengthen U.S.-Japan educational and cultural ties through innovative initiatives. Members … » READ MORE

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