The mission of the Fulbright Program is to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and peoples of other countries. Japan-United States Educational Commission not only operates the Fulbright Program in Japan, but its service extends to providing information on Japanese and the U.S. higher education to the general public and administering Special Exchange Projects.

“Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations... I do not think educational exchange is certain to produce affection between peoples, nor indeed do I think that is one of its necessary purposes; it is quite enough if it contributes to the feeling of a common humanity, to an emotional awareness that other countries are populated not by doctrines that we fear but by people with the same capacity for pleasure and pain, for cruelty and kindness, as the people we were brought up with in our own countries. ”

Senator J. William Fulbright

Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and peoples of other countries.

It is based on a partnership between each partner country and the United States. It is renowned for its open competition based on individual merit and transparency in the selections process.

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The American Center Japan is an EducationUSA Advising Center, supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

EducationUSA actively promotes U.S. higher education by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about accredited educational institutions in the United States.

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Special Exchange Project

Fulbright Japan administer programs that share the same mission as the Fulbright Program; the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Programs bring together teachers from the U.S. and Japan to deepen mutual understanding of each other’s educational system and culture by fostering exchanges among classrooms in the both countries.

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