The Japan Foundation Asia Center

The 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.

The NIHONGO Partners Program

Arts and Cultural 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

Application forms and instructions for FY2021 Asia Center Grant Programs are now available.
*For FY2021, only applications from within Japan are eligible.

Grant Program for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange
*Submission period: April 1 - September 15, 2021

About Grant and Fellowship Programs