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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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thank you, George!

On June 13, USJBF was honored to host a lovely night of conversation with our very own George Takei, a USJBF board member. His diverse experiences from growing up in a Japanese internment camp to being a social media king … » READ MORE

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Dinner Conversation with George Takei

george takeilearn moreBY INVITATION ONLY — The Bridging Foundation is delighted to sponsor a special event with George Takei, Actor, Activist and Icon on Friday June 13, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan.  This event is limited to invited guests only. Registered guests » READ MORE

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Golden Week Travelogues

Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) is an week-long series of Japanese national holidays, starting with Showa Day (29 April), and including Labour Thanksgiving Day (1 May, unofficial), Constitution Memorial Day (3 May), Greenery Day (4 May), Children’s Day (5 May). During 2014, … » READ MORE

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