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02 Oct 2018

Japan Foundation Asia Center

The Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out mutual exchange programs and cooperative work between the people of Asian countries and regions.

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal independent administrative institution dedicated to carrying out cultural exchange initiatives throughout the world. The Asia Center, established in April 2014, is a division within the Foundation that conducts and supports collaborative initiatives with its Asian – primarily ASEAN – counterparts. Through interacting and working together in Japanese-language education, arts and culture, sports, and grassroots and intellectual exchange, the Asia Center pursues to develop the sense of kinship and coexistence as neighbouring inhabitants of Asia.


  • Cultivating friendship and ties between Japan and the world.
  • Through culture, language and dialogue, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.
  • To expand the bases of cultural exchange for the betterment of mutual understanding
  • To encourage human resources development and soft infrastructure development initiatives
  • To form new networks and enduring bedrock for cultural platforms and exchange projects
  • To generate new values and discussions towards the future from Asia to the World


  • The Asia Center seeks to realize the four Cs to foster a sense of common feeling and coexistence among the people of Asia.
  • The Asia Center endeavours to nurture among the people of Asia a common awareness for mutual coexistence and understanding as neighbours through activities embracing the four Cs: Create, Collaborate, Connect and Share, and Communicate.