The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation offers funding to publishers towards the translation of major works from Japanese, or for the publication of books on Japan written in languages other than Japanese. For translations priority is given to titles on their “recommended list of works”. Fields covered include the humanities, social sciences and the arts but exclude the natural sciences. Publication must take place during the period of the next financial year following the normal deadline for applications at the end of November. The grant is a percentage of the translation fee or the direct publication costs. Applications for “translation and publication” are also acceptable.

The Japan Foundation is also able to offer support for pre-eminent specialists of Japanese culture to travel abroad. If you would like to invite a Japanese cultural practitioner to an event, it may be possible to gain funding from the Foundation’s Head Office in Japan through their Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists.

For more information and contact details, please see The Japan Foundation’s funding webpage.