- History of the Commission
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- JUSFC, CULCON, USJBF Organizational Comparison
- Institutional Grants
- U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowships
- Social Science Fellowships
1995-1996 Biennial Report
Japan-United States Friendship Commission 1995-1996 Biennial Report
The Japan-United States Friendship Commission, an independent federal agency dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Japan, administers grant programs in the following areas:
-Japanese Studies in the United States
-The Study of the United States in Japan
A Message From The Chairman
I am pleased to present the Commission’s Biennial Report for Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996.
This year marks the end of my first year as Chairman of the Japan-US Friendship Commission. Early in my term I had the opportunity to meet many of the important players in the Commission’s fortunes, both inside and outside the government, and I was impressed by the deep level of support for its activities that I have found. Subsequently, the commissioners and I reviewed the entire range of Commission priorities, programs and activities at both the Spring and Fall, 1996 meetings. We have published our conclusions in the November, 1996 edition of the Commission’s Program Guidelines. Over the course of this process I have come to appreciate the spirit of collegiality that marks the commissioners’ interactions. I value that spirit above all.
The historically low return on investments in Japan has greatly affected the operations of all agencies and organizations that work in US-Japan exchange. The Commission is no exception. It faces an era of significantly diminished resources, a situation that inevitably affects grant-making abilities and program priorities.
One option has been to look increasingly to cost-sharing with other agencies on large-scale projects. Another response by the Commission has been to help organize informal consultations among the major funding agencies of US-Japan exchange, to promote better coordination and co-operation. Nonetheless, the situation remains grave.
In light of this, while maintaining a presence in all its traditional areas of activity, the Commission has chosen to concentrate its efforts in the areas of policy-oriented research and its effective dissemination, of greater attention to Japan in the US media, especially broadcasting, and to a new category called “infrastructure building.” Potential applicants are urged to consult with the Commission staff for information on priorities in Commission support for policy-oriented research and on its other programs.
In the vital area of Japanese studies, the Commission will continue to look for projects of national scope that help to open new opportunities for research and exchange, especially for areas such as undergraduate study for American students in Japan. In particular, the Commission will continue to look favorably on those organizations that serve to “retail” Commission funds by crafting grants for individual research projects in Japanese studies through peer review committees.
An area of great interest to me is the Commission’s leadership of CULCON, a USIA-sponsored bilateral forum to review educational and cultural relations between the United States and Japan. Under a CULCON initiative, the two countries have planned ways of increasing the number of American undergraduates studying in Japan. Under this plan, Japanese national universities have steadily been building new junior year-abroad programs in English for American students from a variety of backgrounds. For our part, we have begun the process of establishing a national clearinghouse of information, orientation and facilitative services to address the several obstacles that continue to impede greater flows to Japan, and to recruit students for these new programs. More recently, CULCON has established an initiative to increase access to information in the public domain in Japan through a variety of means, particularly through increased use of the Internet. I look forward to reporting more to you on these efforts in the future.
With a permanent staff of only four, the Commission remains one of the smallest and most cost-effective independent agencies in the federal bureaucracy. Its purpose is to prepare Americans to deal effectively with the challenges we face in the Asia Pacific region in the 21st century. Through this work, it offers the possibility of strengthening true friendship between the United States and Japan, based on tested and accurate knowledge of each other, devoid of stereotypes, as the most important goal toward which we should aim. I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide leadership in its quest for that goal.
Richard J. Wood
The Japan-United States Friendship Commission, 1995-1996
Dr. Richard J. Wood* **
Yale Divinity School
Mr. Glen S. Fukushima* **
Vice President, International Affairs
AT&T Japan, Ltd., Tokyo
Hon. Jane Alexander
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. Burnill F. Clark**
President, KCTS TV, Seattle
Hon. Joseph D. Duffey* **
Director, United States Information Agency
Dr. Carol Gluck* **
Professor of History
Mr. David I. Hitchcock* **
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Mr. Jeffrey M. Lepon**
Partner, Lepon, McCarthy, White & Holzworth
Hon. David Longanecker**
Assistant Secretary of Education for Post-Secondary Education
Hon. Winston P. Lord**
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Mr. Thomas E. McLain**
Partner, Perkins Coie
Hon. Frank H. Murkowski
United States Senate
Hon. Thomas Petri*
United States House of Representatives
Hon. John D. Rockefeller IV*
United States Senate
Mr. George H. Takei**
Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Ira Wolf**
Director, Japan Relations and Vice President
Eastman Kodak Asia-Pacific Ltd.
Hon. Robert Wise
United States House of Representatives
Dr. Eric J. Gangloff
Assistant Executive Director
Ms. Margaret P. Mihori
CULCON Program Officer
Ms. Pamela L. Fields
Ms. Roberta S. Stewart
1120 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 925
Washington, DC 20005
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Japan Liaison Office:
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Tel. (03) 3470-4611
*Members of the Executive Committee
**Members of CULCON
The Japan-United States Friendship Commission in 1995-96
In compliance with the provisions of PL 94-118, as amended, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission is pleased to submit to the President and to the Congress this report on its nineteenth and twentieth years of operations covering the period from October 1, 1994 to September 30, 1996, which corresponds to the Federal Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996.
Background and Overview
The Japan-United States Friendship Commission is an independent federal agency, dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Japan. Although governmental, the Commission operates much like a private foundation.
In passing the Japan-United States Friendship Act (PL 94-118) in 1975, the Congress acknowledged the unique character and great importance of the relationship between Japan and the United States, and in particular the need to strengthen its foundation through educational and cultural exchange programs at the people-to-people level. It was searching for the means to develop the knowledge, the leaders and the friendly associations which in turn would improve the likelihood that any problems that might arise on the national level could be resolved on a basis of mutual understanding and respect.
To carry out these efforts, the Congress established the Commission, the only federal agency whose sole purpose is to promote friendship and understanding with a single foreign country. In the Friendship Act, it also appropriated the Japan-United States Friendship Trust Fund, an endowment denominated in both yen and dollars with a combined value of approximately $36 million at the exchange rate then in effect. These two funds represented a portion of the money paid by Japan to compensate the United States for post-World War II assistance, and for certain public facilities on Okinawa at the time of the reversion of the Ryukyus. The former payment became the yen fund, and the latter the dollar fund. The Commission was authorized to invest the Fund in government obligations, and to expend the interest earnings, subject to annual appropriation thereof, and up to five per cent annually of the principal of the Fund to carry out the purposes of the Act. In 1982, the Act was amended to permit the Commission to invest such gifts as it may receive and to spend the principal and interest earnings thereof without reference to the appropriations process.
It does not require special insight to comprehend that the mission given to the Commission remains valid. The relationship between Japan and the United States has no counterpart. In sheer size, in its variety and complexity, and in its mixture of cooperation with competition, friendship with rivalry, it stands alone.
The relationship stands, however, on a narrow and fragile base. Obviously, as the history of the past fifty years demonstrates, the United States and Japan have much in common in terms of broad national objectives. In the short term, each nation has its own objectives and concerns. Moreover, the record of that relationship shows that the centuries-old differences in thought patterns, value systems, social and economic behavior, decision-making processes and means of communication can readily lead to mutual misunderstanding and friction. There is above all a language barrier that all too often forces each nation, and particularly the United States, to react to the other through stereotypes. There is a severe imbalance in the amount of attention that the media in the two countries devote to each other. Finally, there is growing recognition that many of the problems that exist and persist in the relationship are not amenable to easy solutions occasioned by enhanced cultural understanding alone. New thinking about the relationship and new ways of managing it – based on greater understanding of the character and causes of these problems and devised through mutual deliberation – are called for.
In the past several years the Commission has placed greater emphasis on research that will focus on the problems in the contemporary relationship and suggest new and more effective ways of managing them. The Commission today has a renewed sense of purpose and a more focused program of activity to meet the new conditions both of its financial management and of the binational relationship. In accordance with its mandate, it continues to address the problems and misperceptions that exist between Japan and the United States by funding projects that will lead to greater mutual understanding and cooperation. It asks, however, that the projects it supports take cognizance of the contemporary relationship and each in its own way contribute back to the public good that PL 94-118 envisioned and sought to embody in the Commission.
The Commission is under no illusion that its efforts alone will eliminate all problems and misperceptions. It does believe that as a principal source of American funds for educational and cultural exchanges, research and public affairs activities with Japan, its programs have a catalytic effect on activities of many kinds that can lead to mutual understanding and cooperation.
1. Japanese Studies in the United States
In Japanese studies the Commission provided its largest single grants in FYs 1995 and 1996 to the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama. Jointly sponsored with the Department of Education, the Japan Foundation and seventeen North American universities, this institution provides advanced language study to forty-eight carefully selected American students from institutions across the United States on a full-time, intensive basis. While in the early years most students planned academic careers in the Japan field, a recent trend is bringing to the Center more young lawyers, economists, engineers, scientists and business managers, who have realized the importance of the Japanese language to their professional interests.
In the field of library support, the Commission has continued and upgraded its support for the National Coordinating Committee for Japanese Library Resources, a permanent body that serves to plan for shared collection development and user access to Japanese-language library materials on a national scale, and to represent in a comprehensive manner the needs of the library community to various funding sources. Since 1992, the Committee has organized an annual program with Commission funds to purchase at least one copy of multivolume sets important to research that otherwise would not be found in US collections because of cost. It has begun the difficult task of planning to convert to machine-readable format the bibliographic records of North American library holdings in the Japanese language – an indispensable tool for planning collection development and user access on a national scale. It currently is directed by a professional director, hired with Commission support to transform its operations from a volunteer basis to a permanent, professional organization.
In addition to these two highly-focused programs of support, the Commission continued to pursue vigorously its two priorities during this period in Japanese studies: support of basic research to maintain the vitality of the field; and support for developing Japan programs in professional graduate schools of engineering, business, journalism and other fields. The Commission made major grants in FYs 1995 and 1996 to the Social Science Research Council, following a long tradition of such grants from its earliest operations, for support of postdoctoral research in and on Japan by established American scholars selected through a national competition. In its most recent years, the Commission’s support to the Council has been aimed at stimulating and supporting research on the modern Japanese political economy. Scholarship on Japan was also furthered through the efforts of the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, which was awarded grants in FYs 1995 and 1996 to support research, travel, regional seminars and a distinguished lecturer series, especially with a view to the needs of the “isolated” Japan scholar outside the major centers of Japanese studies.
In an effort to remedy critical shortages of Japan specialists in such key areas as economics, journalism and engineering, the Commission worked with major universities to offer fellowships to outstanding graduate students in these fields. In FY 1996, for example, the Commission provided support to the American Society for Engineering Education program for recently-graduated engineering undergraduates to spend nine-month internships in Japan. In a different vein, the Commission provided support in FY 1996 to NAFEO to help establish programs of Japanese studies at member HBCU institutions. Support for these programs will be found in this report under the heading “Professional Studies” and “Other” in Japanese studies and represents a significant commitment on the Commission’s part to drawing Japanese studies into the mainstream of American undergraduate, graduate and professional education.
2. The Study of the United States in Japan
In FYs 1995 and 1996 the Commission provided support to Doshisha University for its library, research and American studies graduate programs. Both grants included funds for a unique effort to bring American graduate students of American studies to Doshisha for further training and development.
In a related effort, the Commission also provided funds in FY 1995 to the Center for American Studies at The University of Tokyo for the development of its American studies library collection and staff.
The Commission continued support to bring Japanese and American scholars into direct contact through seminars and conferences, to help them keep abreast of the most recent trends in their fields. Specifically, it continued a program of support in FY 1995 for a second series of three-year collaborative research projects on the general theme of “Images and Symbols of America” between the American Studies Association of the United States and the Japanese Association of American Studies. In FY 1996, a third series of three-year collaborative research projects between these two entities entitled “Japan-US Dialogues Across the Pacific” was begun to enhance curriculum, program and faculty development of the study of the United States in Japan. The two latter series were outgrowths of a previous project to exchange members of the two associations at each other’s annual meeting. The Commission also provided funds in FY 1995 to The University of the Ryukyus to assist in publishing the proceedings of a three-year project entitled “America and Postwar Okinawa: Fifty Years of Cross-Cultural Contact.” This publication was cited by the National Diet Library as a notable publication of 1995.
The Commission continues to look for guidance and leadership in the study of the United States in Japanese education from Japanese colleagues and friends. In this regard in FY 1996 the Commission funded a comprehensive survey of the field, organized by the International House of Japan, to assess strengths and areas requiring further attention. The Commission continues to seek opportunities to help create channels of communication between the American studies communities in Japan and the United States, and between American studies specialists in Japan and their Japanese counterparts in other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
3. Policy-Oriented Research
Since 1990, the Commission has made a concerted effort to take a more active stance vis-à-vis the US-Japan relationship and the serious challenges facing both countries in its management through placing emphasis on support of policy-oriented research projects. In sponsoring policy research projects the Commission intends that the results of these research efforts be pertinent to those concerned with Japan in the Congress, various think tanks, academia and the media. In this category, the Commission places high priority on projects that deal with Japan-US economic, political and security policies. More recently, it has also placed emphasis on issues of social transition in Japan that have implications for the bilateral relationship.
In FYs 1995 and 1996 the heart of the Commission’s support for policy-oriented research lay in its RFP, or “Request for Proposals,” program. Under this program, the Commission designated certain topics for priority in research and advertised its support for this research widely through direct mail, newsletter, the Internet and other means. The Commission set aside sufficient funds to support five such projects per subject over a two-year period. It had begun the program in FY 1994 with the subject of Japanese investment in Asia, when it selected two projects for support, and continued the program in FY 1995 with three more projects on Japanese investment in Asia, namely, Harvard University, The Program on US-Japan Relations, for the project “Japanese Corporate Activities in Asia: Effects on Regional Integration and US-Japan Relations,” University of California, San Diego, “Competing or Complementary Production Networks?”, and University of Washington, “Facing Japanese Competition in Asia: A Political-Economic Analysis.” Culminating this effort, in FY 1996 the Commission supported a conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC to bring the results of these and several related projects to the attention of the Washington policy community.
Similarly, in FY 1995 the Commission designated a second topic for support – the deregulation and reregulation of the domestic Japanese economy and its implications for US-Japan relations. Under this second RFP, the Commission supported five more research projects in 1995 and 1996, namely, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Deregulating Japan’s Health Care and Pension Systems,” the University of Hawaii and Purdue University, “The Political Economy of Deregulation in Japan,” the University of California, San Diego, “Deregulation and the Japanese Firm,” the University of California, Santa Cruz, “The Context and Rationale for Deregulation in Japan: Real and Financial Implications,” and the University of Washington, “Regulating Electronics.” Once again, the Commission plans to bring the results of these projects to the attention of the Washington policy community through a grant in FY 1996 to the Japan Information Access Project, which will organize a conference in March, 1997 entitled “The Political Economy of Deregulation in Japan: Sectors, Interest Groups and the Prospects for Meaningful Market Liberalization.”
A full record of the Commission’s support for policy-oriented research projects for both FY 1995 and FY 1996 follows in this report.
4. Public Affairs/Education
In this category, the Commission endeavors to meet the growing demand for information on Japan throughout the United States. The Commission emphasizes projects that disseminate information on major issues and potential areas of cooperation between the two countries. These projects fall under three major sub-headings: Outreach, Media and Counterpart Exchanges.
As has been the case for several years, the core of the Commission’s outreach program funding was provided to the network of Japan-America societies throughout the country, which the Commission has supported since 1979. This funding has allowed societies in thirty-four American cities to hire professional staff and move from providing primarily social and cultural programming to offering substantive public affairs programs on Japan and on US-Japan issues, as well as providing a link between Japan and geographical regions and minority communities in the United States that historically have had little association with it. Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996 saw a further maturation of this program with a total of eight newly-forming societies receiving administrative support.
In addition to providing administrative support in both fiscal years, the Commission also provided program support Japan-America societies. Specifically, in FY 1996, the Commission supported the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington’s “US-Japan Links,” a project to link Japan-America societies electronically across the United States. The Commission also provided support to the Japan Society of Boston, Inc. in FY 1995 for its project “Critical Issues in Japan and the US: Understanding the Demands of a New Society.” This project allowed American and Japanese experts at four symposia in Boston dealing with subject areas deemed critical to both nations to visit other, smaller societies in New England. In the foreseeable future the Commission will remain committed to assisting societies as a major means of educating the American public on issues facing the US-Japan relationship and of engaging communities that heretofore have not had significant contact with Japan.
The Commission lacks the staff and funding to make a major contribution to the complex and costly field of media. Nevertheless, in FYs 1995 and 1996 it continued to seek opportunities to provide support for media projects that exhibit high quality, good financial prospects and opportunity for broad visibility and impact. Of particular note in FY 1995 was a project with Public Radio International for the weekly business news program “Marketplace: Japan Desk,” and a project with the Film News Now Foundation for its documentary film “Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children.” During this period, the Commission also provided partial support for documentaries on the lives of Isamu Noguchi, Akira Kurosawa, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
In the future, the Commission will give priority to projects in broadcast media that promote coverage, commentary and sustained analysis of Japan on major news and public affairs programs, both on PBS stations and commercial networks. It will continue to consider requests for the research and development of the treatment of scripts for documentaries and for support for their direct production costs on a case-by-case basis.
In the area of counterpart exchanges, the Commission continued its support for three on-going legislative exchange programs between the United States and Japan. These included: the US-Japan Economic Agenda at George Washington University for its FY 1995 and FY 1996 legislative exchange programs between Diet members and the members of the US Congress; the US Association of Former Members of Congress for its Congressional Study Group on Japan; and the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute’s study tour of Japan by senior congressional staff members. In both fiscal years grants were again made to the International House of Japan to provide support services to American scholars and researchers as needed. Also of interest in this category was a grant in FY 1995 to the National Security Archive to help support “A Public Forum in Japan on Public Access to Official Japanese Records,” a symposium in Tokyo held jointly with the Yomiuri Newspaper on the purposes and operations of the Freedom of Information Act in the United States.
5. The Arts
The Commission continues to support projects in the arts of the highest merit, with emphasis on collaborative projects in contemporary modes. It recognizes that it must take an increasingly selective approach to funding in this field, given pressure in other program areas. However, it supports the arts in the firm belief that they can help foster better understanding between the two countries at a time when they face increasing strain over trade and other current issues.
In FYs 1995 and 1996 the Commission continued to work closely with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs in sponsoring the US-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship Program. The national competition awards up to five fellowships annually to American artists and draws hundreds of applications from established creative artists in a wide range of disciplines. The recipients spend six months in Japan, studying Japanese culture and its manifestations in their particular fields. In addition, the Commission continued to provide support to the International House of Japan to hire an expert to facilitate the program on site. In FY 1996 the Commission took over the direct administration of this program.
During this period, the Commission was able to help support tours of Japan by significant American artists and art, including second tours of Japan by the Fiji Theater Company and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and a series of performances and workshops at several sites in Japan by Eiko and Koma in collaboration with Native American musicians. In exchanges from Japan, the Commission was particularly active in supporting US tours by major performance troupes during this period, including the butoh troupes Sankaijuku and Butoh-Sha Tenkei. In addition, the Commission assisted with several major exhibitions of Japanese art in US museums, including a show of Momoyama-period art at the Dallas Museum of Art, and a retrospective show of the postwar avant garde art world of Japan entitled “Scream Against the Sky” in New York and San Francisco. A number of important collaborative projects were supported during this period, including the production of SILENCE by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Institute of Dramatic Arts of Tokyo, the NOH Project by the June Watanabe Company and Japanese artists, and “Strange Nature,” organized by the American Composers Forum for American and Japanese composers and performers.
In view of the new infusion of funds from Japan to bring Japanese art, both visual and performance, to the United States, the Commission will place priority on helping support the exchange of American art to Japan. To begin this process, it made a grant in FY 1995 to the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center of Los Angeles for the “Japan-US Visual Arts Partnership Project” to help organize exhibitions of American visual art for exchange with museums in Japanese prefectural centers.
The US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) is a binational advisory panel to the two governments on cultural and educational relations between the two nations. In the United States, it is a program of the US Information Agency, and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan. Its origins lie in discussions held in Washington, DC in 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda.
In March, 1991 a bilateral accord to restructure and revitalize CULCON was adopted, calling for the establishment of permanent CULCON secretariats in Tokyo and Washington. With funding from the USIA, the US CULCON panel secretariat was established at the Japan-US Friendship Commission to administer CULCON programs.
In the past two years, CULCON has focused on two areas of activity: undergraduate student exchange and information access.
At its April, 1993 plenary session, and again at its January, 1995 plenary session, CULCON called for an effort to “significantly increase the number of American undergraduates studying in Japan in order to build better understanding and closer relations between the two countries.” CULCON efforts in this area have generated three integrated projects: the Bridging Project Clearinghouse; the Faculty and Development Project; and the Curriculum Abroad Project.
The Bridging Project Clearinghouse is a multi-faceted, multi-year effort that will encompass, among other elements, providing information about study opportunities in Japan for US undergraduate students, recruiting US students for study in Japan, and providing support services relating to that study. Fundraising for this project is underway.
The goal of the Faculty and Curriculum Development Project is to develop a corps of faculty members at US institutions who are sensitized to Japan-related issues and can incorporate material about Japan into regular curricula, especially where full-fledged Japan studies and Japanese language programs are not available. In addition to training students on Japan, such faculty members will help recruit students for study there. Together with a major grant from the US Department of Education, which also serves on CULCON, the Commission has provided funds to the Association of American Colleges & Universities to help teams of three faculty members each from eight universities to undertake a year of directed study of Japan and develop undergraduate curriculum to begin the project,.
The Curriculum Abroad Project is a three-year project to develop and implement model curricula in selected Japanese national universities for undergraduates studying there for semester or year-long terms. Currently, twenty national universities are participating in the program. Major funding for the initiative is provided by the Japanese Ministry of Education. The programs are taught in English with a strong Japanese language and culture component. The Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) has provided major funding for US participation in the discussion leading to the implementation of actual curriculum.
A binational working group under CULCON auspices has been established and charged with setting policy for all three projects above and for monitoring their progress.
A second focus for CULCON has been issues of information access between the two countries. A joint working group has developed an agenda to address a range of issues including: the current status of accessibility of public resources on the information highway in the United States and Japan; the needs for information; guidelines for fees, copyrights and technical obstacles; and new technologies for information access and sharing.
In 1996, CULCON published the third edition of ON THE RECORD, a directory of Japan specialists in the United States and Japan for use by US media personnel. This resource, published with funding from USIA, is available online through the US CULCON homepage.
The next round of CULCON meetings were held in Washington, DC on May 8-9, 1997.
NOTE: In the listings below, in many cases Commission support met only partial costs of the total project.
Grants Awarded in Fiscal Year 1995
October 1, 1994 – September 30, 1995
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants A. JAPANESE STUDIES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION Language 1. Stanford University, for the 50,678,250 Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama - for advanced Japanese language training for American graduate students Libraries 2. International House of Japan, 3,000,000 Inc.- to support revision of the publication entitled "A Guide to Reference Books for Japanese Studies" 3. National Coordinating 86,156 10,000,000 Committee on Japanese Library Resources - to support the project "Planning and Coordinating, Operation Maintenance, and Project Execution of the National Coordinating Committee on Japan Library Resources, FY 1995-1996"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants Professional Studies 4. Columbia University, Graduate 85,772 6,955,900 School of Journalism - for training two future journalists for reporting in Japan. Includes funds for second half of 1994-1995 program and first half of 1995-1996 program 5. Committee on Japanese Economic 80,000 3,750,000 Studies - for support of a program to train specialists on the Japanese economy 6. Johns Hopkins University - for 44,200 1,392,000 support of a program for fellowships for disadvantaged students at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Includes funds for second half of 1994-1995 program and first half of 1995-1996 program 7. Massachusetts Institute of 37,200 Technology - for professional graduate fellowships and a summer workshop in technical Japanese language Research 8. Association for Asian Studies, 46,690 6,000,000 Northeast Asia Council - for a program to enhance the quality of American research and instruction devoted to Japan, primarily for scholars not located in the major graduate research centers of Japanese studies. Yen portion includes 3,000,000 for the 1996 year
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 9. Social Science Research 78,528 9,000,000 Council - for fellowship and administrative support for advanced research on Japan by American scholars 10. Society for Japanese Studies - 17,164 to publish "The Journal of Japanese Studies" Other 11. Amherst College - to support 25,000 the first year of a two-year project entitled "The Constitution of Japan: A Documentary History in English" 12. Columbia University, The 17,449 Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture - prize for translation of Japanese literature 13. Society for Japanese Studies - 23,450 to support a two-day symposium entitled "Pacific North- west Symposium on the Heisei Transforma- tion of Japan" 14. University of Hawaii 4,000 Foundation - to support the first conference, entitled "Taisho Demokurashii," of the Association for Asian Studies/Northeast Asia Council's conference series on competing modernities in 20th Century Japan TOTAL FOR JAPANESE STUDIES $545,609 ¥90,776,150
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants B. THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES IN JAPANESE EDUCATION Research Centers 1. Doshisha University, Center 4,400 5,000,000 for American Studies - to provide assistance in the development of a research collection and other related activities of the Center 2. University of Tokyo, Center 2,000,000 for American Studies - to provide assistance in promoting activities of the Center Faculty and Curriculum Development 3. American Studies Association - 6,000 1,999,120 to provide assistance in the final two years of a three-year collaborative project with members of the Japanese Association for American Studies. The yen portion includes support for the 1995 and 1996 programs Other 4. The American Studies Society 2,830 140,000 of the University of the Ryukyus - to provide assistance in sending a guest speaker from the United States to the sixteenth annual meeting to be held in Naha
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 5. The American Studies Society 2,000,000 of the Uni- versity of the Ryukyus - to assist in pub- lishing the proceedings of a three-year project entitled "America and Postwar Okinawa: Fifty Years of Cross-Cultural Contact" TOTAL FOR THE STUDY OF THE UNITED $13,230 ¥11,139,120 STATES IN JAPANESE EDUCATION
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants C. POLICY-ORIENTED RESEARCH 1. Defense Budget Project - for 46,300 the second half of the research project entitled "Potential Military Applications of Japanese Advanced Technology Transfers in East Asia: Implications for Regional Stability and Japan-US Relations" 2. Harvard University, The 52,800 Program on US-Japan Relations - for the research project entitled "Japanese Corporate Activities in Asia: Effects on Regional Integration and US-Japan Relations" 3. Harvard University, The 30,000 Program on US- Japan Relations - for the research project entitled "Who is in Charge? - Leadership and Influence in Contemporary Japan" 4. Japan Forum on International 750,000 Relations - for the research project entitled "The Essence of US-Japan Economic Conflicts and Japan's Response" 5. Mississippi State University - 19,609 459,800 for the research project entitled "Global Partner- ship: A Multinational Study Group on Dumped Nuclear Waste in the Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific Ocean" 6. US-Japan Joint Committee on 10,000 Politics & Economics of the Contemporary Middle East - for the research project entitled "Politics and Economics of the Contempo- rary Middle East and the Possibilities of Japan-United States Cooperation"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 7. University of California, 40,200 1,730,000 Berkeley - for the research project entitled "The Network Organization of Japan: Structure, Conse- quences and Change" 8. University of California, 50,270 Berkeley - for final phase of the research project entitled "The Development of the East Asian Economic System: The Role of Investment from, and Trade with, Japan and the U.S." 9. University of California, Los 15,000 Angeles - to publish the findings of the research project entitled "US/Japan Comparative Cultural Policy Project" 10 University of California, San 25,000 . Diego - for the research project entitled "The Economic Structure of Asia: Competing or Complementary Production Networks?" 11. University of California, 36,168 Santa Cruz - for the research project entitled "The Context and Rationale for Deregulation in Japan: Real and Financial Implications" 12. University of Georgia - for 64,400 900,000 the third and final year of a three-year research project entitled "Nonproliferation Export Control: US-Japanese Interests and Initiatives" 13. University of Hawaii - for the 57,481 research project entitled "The Political Economy of Deregulation in Japan: Sectors, Interest Groups and the Prospects for Meaningful Market Liberalization"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 14. University of Washington - for 26,000 the research project entitled "Facing Japanese Competi- tion in Asia: A Political-Economic Analy- sis" TOTAL FOR POLICY-ORIENTED RESEARCH $473,228 ¥3,840,200
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants D. PUBLIC AFFAIRS/EDUCATION Outreach Programs 1. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Charlotte - for a first year of administrative support 2. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Cleveland - for a first year of administrative support 3. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Minnesota - for a third and final year of administrative support 4. Japan-America Society of 14,000 Northwest Florida - for a first year of administrative support 5. Japan Society of Boston, Inc. 11,400 - for support of a project entitled "Critical Issues in Japan and the US: Understanding the Demands of a New Society" 6. National Association of 6,630 Japan-America Societies, Inc. - for support of the second of a three-year project entitled "American Business Seminar Series" 7. University of Arkansas - for a 27,165 second year of administrative support for the Japan-America Society of Arkansas
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants Counterpart Exchanges 8. Congressional Economic 65,000 3,985,000 Leadership Institute - for support of study trips to Japan in 1995 and 1996 by senior congressional staff members 9. The George Washington 62,083 1,280,000 . University - for support of "The US-Japan Economic Agenda: 1995 Legislative Exchange Pro- gram" 10 International House of Japan - 8,500,000 . for services for American educational, cultural and professional institutions 11. The National Security Archive 23,298 (The Tides Foundation) - for support of the project entitled "Public Forum in Japan on Public Access to Official Japanese Records" Media 12. Film Arts Foundation - for 25,000 support of a film entitled "Stones and Paper," a one-hour documentary on the American sculptor Isamu Noguchi 13. Film News Now Foundation -for 15,000 support of a film entitled "Doubles: Japan and America's Intercultural Children" 14. Films for Humanity - for 15,000 support of a film entitled "SENSEI: A Documentary Profile of Akira Kurosawa"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 15. Pittsburgh Filmmakers - for 12,500 support of a film entitled "Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese Art" 16. Public Radio International - 25,000 for the inter- national news program "Market Place: Japan Desk" TOTAL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS/EDUCATION $392,076 ¥13,765,000
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants E. THE ARTS 1. Exchange Fellowships for 26,492 21,390,000 Creative Artists - Jointly-sponsored program funded by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. The funds devoted to this program include $75,000 received from the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funds for the artists in FY 1995 are administered in Japan for the Commission by the International House of Japan, Inc. Yen funds are provided for the ensuing program year. Artists sponsored under the exchange fellowships: David Blair Margarita Guergue Sandra Higbie Mark Klett* Wendy L. Maruyama Richard M. Wiley *Received offer in FY 1994 but deferred grant until FY 1995.
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants American Performances/Exhibitions in Japan 2. Fiji Theater Company - for 45,000 support of costs associated with the production of DESHIMA at the 1995 Tokyo International Festival and various other sites in Japan 3. Foundation for Dance Promotion 45,000 - for support of costs associated with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company 1995 Japan tour Japanese Performances/Exhibitions in the United States 4. Dallas Museum of Art - for 30,000 costs associated with publication of the exhibition catalogue "Power and Glory: The Arts of Japan's Golden Age (1568-1615)" 5. June Watanabe In Company - for 20,000 costs associated with The Noh Project 6. Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 45,000 for costs associated with the production of SILENCE, a collaboration with the Institute of Dramatic Arts of Tokyo
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 7. Portland State University - 9,390 200,450 for costs associated with "Portland International Performance Festival: Japanese Contemporary Artists in Residence" 8. San Francisco Museum of Modern 19,500 Art - for costs associated with the exhibit "Japanese Avant-Garde Art of the Postwar Era Since 1945: Scream Against the Sky" 9. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 19,500 for costs associated with the exhibit "Japanese Avant-Garde Art of the Postwar Era Since 1945: Scream Against the Sky" Other 10. The Artist Trust - for a 25,793 project to produce a published history of the Commission by former Creative Artist Fellow, Tommer Peterson 11. Japanese American Cultural & 10,800 1,665,000 Community Center - for the Japan-US Visual Arts Partnership Project TOTAL FOR THE ARTS $296,475 ¥23,255,450 Commission Program Totals U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Expenses Expenses Japanese Studies $ 90,776,150 545,609 The Study of the United States 13,230 11,139,120 in Japanese Education Policy-Oriented Research 473,228 3,840,200 Public Affairs/Education 392,076 13,765,000 The Arts 296,475 23,255,450 TOTAL $1,720,618 ¥142,775,92 0
U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Expenses Expenses F. CULCON ACTIVITIES FUNDED BY TRANSFER FROM USIA 1. Undergraduate Educational $ 5,625 Exchange Oversight Committee 2. Media Working Group 18,755 3. Information Access Working 945 Group 4. CULCON XVII Plenary Session 37,195 TOTAL FOR CULCON ACTIVITIES FUNDED $62,520 BY TRANSFER FROM USIA
Administrative Expenses of the Commission in FY 1995 Personnel $277,515 General Services 42,800 Administration for Payroll, Accounting and Other Services Office Space 33,204 Travel 17,927 Communications 5,613 Printing, Supplies, 10,613 Publications Equipment 2,896 Other 14,023 TOTAL FOR COMMISSION $404,591 ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
Administrative Expenses of CULCON in FY 1995 Personnel $71,945 Communications 800 Supplies 210 Other 250 TOTAL FOR CULCON ADMINISTRATIVE $73,205 COSTS
Appropriated Dollar Fund Income and Expense Statement Fiscal Year 1995 (10-1-94 through 9-30-95) INCOME Net Interest (Earned Basis) $1,175,832 Refunds on Grants 90,594 Received from the National 75,000 Endowment for the Arts Received from the U.S. 135,725 Information Agency for CULCON support Transfer from Yen Account 187,000 TOTAL INCOME $1,664,151 EXPENSES Commission Grants $1,720,618 Commission Administration 404,591 CULCON Task Force 25,325 CULCON Administration 73,205 CULCON Plenary 37,195 TOTAL EXPENSE (GROSS) $2,260,934 Japanese Government Gift Fund (594,040) (Non-Appropriated) TOTAL EXPENSE (NET) $1,666,894 GAIN OR (LOSS) ($2,743)
Appropriated Dollar Fund Balance Original Appropriation, 1-1-76 $18,000,00 0 Fund Balance, 9-30-94 14,966,000 Cash on hand, 9-30-94 57,290 Income or (loss) (2,743) FUND BALANCE, 9-30-95 Portfolio $14,966,00 Cash on hand, 9-30-95 0 $ 54,547
Japanese Government Gift Fund (non-appropriated) Fiscal Year 1995 (10-1-94 through 9-30-95) Balance, 9-30-94 $1,586,018 Grants 594,040 Administrative Expenses 5,275 Interest Income 122,000 Refunds on Grants 5,179 BALANCE, 9-30-95 $1,113,882
Appropriated Yen Fund Income and Expense Statement Fiscal Year 1995 (10-1-94 through 9-30-95) INCOME Discount on Bill ¥ 1,276,640 Interest on Japanese 158,509,234 Government Bonds and Bank Deposits Refunds on Grants 3,911,143 TOTAL INCOME ¥163,697,01 7 EXPENSES Grants ¥142,775,92 0 Administration 2,318,700 Transfer to Dollar Account 18,681,300 Fees 610,000 TOTAL EXPENSE ¥164,385,92 0 GAIN OR (LOSS) (¥688,903)
Appropriated Yen Fund Balance Original Appropriation ¥3,615,429,4 Received, 11-1-76 55 Balance Received, 10-22-79 325,683,316 Fund Balance, 9-30-94 3,538,346,72 4 Cash on hand, 9-30-94 3,199,013 Income or (loss) (688,903) FUND BALANCE, 9-30-95 Portfolio ¥3,538,346,7 Cash on Hand, 9-30-95 24 ¥ 2,510,110
NOTE: In the listings below, in many cases Commission support met only partial costs of the total project.
Grants Awarded in Fiscal Year 1996
October 1, 1995 – September 30, 1996
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants A. JAPANESE STUDIES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION Language 1. Stanford University, for the 43,900 50,500,000 Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama - for advanced Japanese language training for American graduate students and for the Center's Financial Advisory Committee Libraries 2. National Coordinating 52,000 10,000,000 Committee on Japanese Library Resources - for continuation and expansion of activities, and support of the National Program for Coordinated Japanese Library Acquisitions of Multi-Volume Sets and External User Services Professional Studies 3. American Society for 75,407 Engineering Education - for support of a program to provide nine-month internships to train US engineering graduates in Japan
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 4. American University - for 23,076 tuition scholar- ships for two students to participate in the second year of the University's "Dual Masters Degree Program" with Ritsumeikan University 5. Columbia University, Graduate 5,800 6,930,000 School of Journalism - for training two future journalists for reporting in Japan 6. Committee on Japanese Economic 50,315 3,750,000 Studies - for support of program to train specialists on the Japanese economy 7. Johns Hopkins University - for 24,200 support of a program for fellowships for disadvantaged students at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies 8. Massachusetts Institute of 22,200 Technology MIT-Japan Program - for support of the training, research and public affairs program on Japanese technology and management Research 9. The Association for Asian 46,460 3,000,000 Studies, Northeast Asia Council - for the various programs the Council undertakes to pro- mote the teaching and study of Japan in the United States 10. Social Science Research 78,528 3,000,000 Council - for fellowship and administrative support for advanced research on Japan by American scholars
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 11. Society for Japanese Studies - 10,000 for publica- tion of "The Journal of Japanese Studies" 12. University of Colorado at 16,988 Denver - for publication and dissemination of the results of a survey of Japanese programs in colleges and schools of business in the United States Other 13. Amherst College - for support 25,000 of the second and last year of a project entitled "The Constitution of Japan: A Documentary History in English" 14. The Association for Asian 2,250 Studies, North- east Asia Council - for creation of a data- base system to manage the Northeast Asia Council's activities undertaken with support from the Japan-US Friendship Commission 15. Cornell University - for 4,505 support of a scholarly panel organized by the American Anthropological Association to be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" 16. NAFEO - for support of a 38,780 project to expand Japanese studies programs in the curricula of historically black colleges and universi- ties TOTAL FOR JAPANESE STUDIES $519,409 ¥77,180,000
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants B. THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES IN JAPANESE EDUCATION Research Centers 1. Doshisha University, Center 2,572,000 for American Studies - to provide assistance for the activities of the Center Faculty and Curriculum Development 2. American Studies Association - 6,000 to provide support of the project entitled "Japan-United States Dialogues Across the Pacific: Curriculum, Program, and Faculty Development for an International American Studies" Other 3. International House of Japan, 1,900,000 Inc. - to provide support for the project entitled "Survey on American Studies in Japan" TOTAL FOR THE STUDY OF THE UNITED $6,000 ¥4,472,000 STATES IN JAPANESE EDUCATION
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants C. POLICY-ORIENTED RESEARCH 1. Columbia University - for the 11,730 research project entitled "International Competitive- ness and the Management of Japanese and American Transnational Corporations in Asia" at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business 2. Georgia Tech Research 37,247 Corporation - for the research project entitled "Deregulating Japan's Health Care and Pension Systems" 3. Japan Information Access 23,774 Project - for the research project entitled "The Political Economy of Deregulation in Japan: Sectors, Interest Groups and the Prospects for Meaningful Market Liberalization" 4. Japan Information Access 19,607 Project - for dissemination of policy information in Washington, D.C. on Japanese deregulation 5. Middle East Institute - for 10,000 the research project entitled "Japan, the United States and the Middle East" 6. Pacific Forum CSIS - for the 30,000 research project entitled "Cooperation Among Japan, China and the US on Security in East Asia" 7. Purdue University - for the 39,101 research project entitled "The Political Economy of Deregulation in Japan: Sectors, Interest Groups and the Prospects for Meaningful Market Liberalization"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 8. University of California, 55,500 Berkeley - for the second and final year of the research project entitled "The Network Organization of Japan: A Continuing Research Program" 9. University of California, San 43,746 Diego - for the research project entitled "Deregulation and the Japanese Firm" 10 University of California - for 25,852 . the second and final year of the research project entitled "The Economic Structure of Asia: Competing or Complementary Production Networks?" 11. University of California, San 54,471 Diego - for the research project entitled "Power and Prosperity: Linkages between Security and Economics in US-Japanese Relations since 1960" 12. University of California, 34,457 Santa Cruz - for the second and final year of the research project entitled "The Context and Rationale for Deregulation in Japan: Real and Financial Implications" 13. University of Hawaii at Manoa 24,085 - for the second and final year of the research project entitled "The Political Economy of Deregu- lation in Japan: Sectors, Interest Groups and the Prospects for Meaningful Market Liberalization"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 14. University of Nevada - for the 8,650 630,000 research project entitled "The Postal Savings System in the Context of Financial Liberalization, Monetary Policy, and Government Deposit Guarantees" 15. University of Washington - for 38,101 the research project entitled "Regulating Electronics: Japan's State Management of Competition in the Telecommunications, Computer, Semiconductor, Software and Consumer Electronics Industries" 16. The Woodrow Wilson Center - 25,000 for the research project entitled "A Conference on Policy Implications of Japanese Investment in Asia" TOTAL FOR POLICY-ORIENTED $481,321 ¥630,000 RESEARCH
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants D. PUBLIC AFFAIRS/EDUCATION Outreach Programs 1. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Charlotte - for a second year of administrative support 2. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Greater Philadelphia - for a first year of administrative support 3. Japan-America Society of 15,000 Ithaca Area - for a first year of administrative support 4. Japan-America Society of 30,000 Nevada - for a first year of administrative support 5. Japan-America Society of 14,000 Northwest Florida - for a second year of administrative support 6. Japan-America Society of the 30,000 State of Washington - for support of Year One of the project "US-Japan Links" 7. Japan Society of Cleveland - 27,550 for a second year of administrative support 8. National Association of 6,630 Japan-America Societies - for the third and final year of the project entitled "The American Business Seminar Series" 9. National Association of 2,339 Japan-America Societies - for a press conference held in Washington, D.C. for Japanese journalists
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 10. University of Arkansas - for a 29,600 third and final year of administrative support for the Japan-America Society of Arkansas Counterpart Exchanges 11. Congressional Economic 3,985,000 Leadership Institute - for a study tour to Japan by senior congressional staff members 12. The George Washington 62,623 1,280,000 University - for support of "The US-Japan Economic Agenda: 1996 Legislative Exchange Program" 13. International House of Japan, 8,500,000 Inc. - for services for American educational, cultural and professional institutions 14. Life Foundation - for the 4,000 project entitled "Banishing Fear: AIDS Awareness Sharing Between the US and Japan" 15. US Association of Former 20,000 Members of Congress - for the Congressional Study Group on Japan under the leadership of Senator Max Baucus and Congressman Thomas E. Petri Media and Dissemination 16. Global Film Network - for the 30,000 film "After America...After Japan" 17. Japan Information Access 46,200 Project - for support of the project entitled "Rethinking the Dissemination of Japanese Information"
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 18. Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Kenneth 20,000 Love - for postproduction costs of a film entitled "Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese Art" TOTAL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS/EDUCATION $397,942 ¥15,045,000
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants E. THE ARTS 1. Exchange Fellowships for 22,783 9,390,000 Creative Artists -Jointly-sponsored program funded by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. The funds devoted to this program include $75,000 received from the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funds for the artists in FY 1996 are administered in Japan for the Commission by the International House of Japan, Inc. Yen funds are provided for the ensuing program year. Artists sponsored under the exchange fellowships: Jill Baroff Bruce Chao Mei-ling Hom Christine LoFaso Roy Staab American Performances/Exhibitions in Japan 2. Foundation for Independent 7,500 Artists, Inc. - for support of a project to present Native American musicians in concerts and workshops in Japan
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants Japanese Performances/Exhibitions in the United States 3. AN Creative - for support of a 33,345 project to present eight contemporary Japanese dance companies at the annual conferences of the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters 4. LaMaMa, E.T.C. - for support 9,200 of several performances of a work entitled "Natural Sonic" by the Japanese composer Yoshiaki Ochi 5. Sankai Juku - for multiple 48,000 performances throughout the United States during the 1996 North American tour 6. Theater Artaud - for support 20,500 of a five-state US tour by the Japanese dance company Buto-Sha Tenkei Other 7. The American Composers Forum - 10,160 for support of a collaborative project entitled "Strange Nature Residency During Sonic Circuits IV" 8. CEC International Partners, 5,000 Inc. - for support of the screening process to review the 1996 applications to the US/Japan Creative Artists' Fellowship Program
Grants Awarded U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Grants Grants 9. Center for Poetry and 18,500 Translation at Djerassi - for support of collaborative translation of modern Japanese poetry by American translators 10. Hamilton College - for support 6,630 ` of a series of conferences on contemporary Japanese music featuring lectures and discussions, workshops and performances by the composers TOTAL FOR THE ARTS $181,618 ¥9,390,000
Commission Program Totals U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Expenses Expenses Japanese Studies $ ¥77,180,000 519,409 The Study of the United States in Japanese Education 6,000 4,472,000 Policy-Oriented Research 481,321 630,000 Public Affairs/Education 397,942 15,045,000 The Arts 181,618 9,390,000 TOTAL $1,586,290 ¥106,717,00 0
U.S. Japanese Dollar Yen Expenses Expenses F. CULCON ACTIVITIES FUNDED BY TRANSFER FROM USIA 1. Undergraduate Educational 4,105 Exchange Oversight Committee 2. Media Working Group 10,548 3. Information Access Working 5,672 Group TOTAL FOR CULCON ACTIVITIES FUNDED $20,325 BY TRANSFER FROM USIA
Administrative Expenses of the Commission in FY 1996 Personnel $293,894 General Services 33,322 Administration for Payroll, Accounting and Other Services Office Space 33,622 Travel 18,073 Communications 9,503 Printing, Supplies, 4,978 Publications Equipment 333 Other 28,206 TOTAL FOR COMMISSION $421,931 ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
Administrative Expenses of CULCON in FY 1996 Personnel $77,358 Communications 400 Office Supplies 200 Other 250 TOTAL FOR CULCON ADMINISTRATIVE $78,208 COSTS
Appropriated Dollar Fund Income and Expense Statement Fiscal Year 1996 (10-1-95 through 9-30-96) INCOME Net Interest (Earned Basis) $1,226,503 Refunds on Grants 91,351 Received from the National 75,000 Endowment for the Arts Received from the U.S. 98,533 Information Agency for CULCON support Transfer from Yen Account 125,000 TOTAL INCOME $1,616,387 EXPENSES Commission Grants $1,586,290 Commission Administration 421,931 CULCON Task Forces 20,325 CULCON Administration 78,208 TOTAL EXPENSE (GROSS) $2,106,754 Japanese Government Gift Fund (489,223) (Non-Appropriated) TOTAL EXPENSE (NET) $1,617,531 GAIN OR (LOSS) ($1,144)
Appropriated Dollar Fund Balance Original Appropriation, 1-1-76 $18,000,00 0 Fund Balance, 9-30-95 14,966,000 Cash on hand, 9-30-95 54,547 Income or (loss) (1,144) FUND BALANCE, 9-30-96 Portfolio $14,966,00 0 Cash on hand, 9-30-96 $53,403
Japanese Government Gift Fund (non-appropriated) Fiscal Year 1996 (10-1-95 through 9-30-96) Balance, 9-30-95 $1,113,882 Grants 489,223 Administrative Expenses 6,527 Interest Income 124,980 Refunds on Grants 6,344 BALANCE, 9-30-96 $749,456
Appropriated Yen Fund Income and Expense Statement Fiscal Year 1996 (10-1-95 through 9-30-96) INCOME Discount on Bill 770,796 Interest on Japanese ¥115,618,23 Government Bonds and Bank 3 Deposits Refunds on Grants 1,530,106 TOTAL INCOME ¥117,919,13 5 EXPENSES Grants ¥106,717,00 0 Administration 4,177,052 Transfer to Dollar Account 7,581,150 Fees 712,658 TOTAL EXPENSE ¥119,187,86 0 GAIN OR (LOSS) (¥1,268,725 )
Appropriated Yen Fund Balance Original Appropriation ¥3,615,429,4 Received, 11-1-76 55 Balance Received, 10-22-79 325,683,316 Fund Balance, 9-30-95 3,538,346,72 4 Cash on hand, 9-30-95 2,510,110 Income or (loss) (1,268,725) FUND BALANCE, 9-30-96 Portfolio ¥3,538,346,7 Cash on hand, 9-30-96 24 ¥1,241,385