Introduction to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.

It does this by:

- making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan across all fields of activity

- enabling British and Japanese students and academics to further their education through exchanges and other bilateral initiatives

- awarding Daiwa Scholarships for British graduates to study and undertake work placements in Japan

- organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, the London-based headquarters, acts as a centre for UK-Japan relations in Britain by offering a wide programme of lectures, seminars, book launches, courses and exhibitions as well as meeting rooms for Japan-related activities and facilities for visiting academics.

The Foundation is represented in Japan by its Tokyo Office, which provides local assistance to Daiwa Scholars and administers grant applications from Japan. It also handles general enquiries and forms part of the network of organisations supporting links between the UK and Japan.