Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was established within the Japan Foundation* in April 1991 with offices in both Tokyo and New York. CGP is dedicated to strengthening the global US-Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership.
To carry out its mission, CGP supports an array of institutions and individuals, including nonprofit organizations, universities, policymakers, scholars and educators, and believe in the power of broad-based, multi-channel approaches to effect positive change through the following mechanisms:
- Administering grant programs to support collaborative projects conducted by the people of Japan, the United States and other countries that address issues of global concern
- Supporting fellowships
- Co-organizing projects with a variety of other institutions
The idea for the “Center for Global Partnership (CGP)” originated with the late Shintaro Abe, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. Mr. Abe first proposed the creation of CGP in June 1990 while visiting the United States as a special envoy of the Japanese Government. The concept was welcomed by the leaders of both countries. The operation of CGP is financed entirely with the interest from a special 50 billion yen endowment created within the Japan Foundation. The year 2006 marks the 15th anniversary of CGP.