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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, March 28, 2014

Five Tips to Apply for the Bridging Scholarship

The deadline for the next Bridging Foundation Scholarships is coming up on 8 April 2014! We want to share some tips for a successful application, to tell you what we love to see in your applications. For more information, and … » READ MORE

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three Years Later: Reflections on the 3/11/11 Disaster

On March 11, 2011, three years ago today, Japan was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent Triple Disaster. The years since this horrific disaster have brought out stories of both tragedy and of resilience, and the … » READ MORE

Friday, March 7, 2014

Living & Working in Japan: What Our Alumni Have to Say

Joelle Metcalfe studied abroad as a Bridging Scholar at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto during the 2009-2010 year. She has written a guest blog post talking about her time in Japan, her professional and linguistic development, and how the Bridging Scholarship » READ MORE

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