The aim of the Support for Overseas Publication program is to provide financial assistance for translation, editing and publication in English and other languages of works as follows.
A. International dissemination of outstanding research works written in Japanese
B. Books written about Japan that are conducive to promoting a deeper understanding of Japan and Japanese culture abroad.
The total amount of support available per year is seven million yen, allocated among approximately seven to ten projects. Support applications are accepted annually from April through November, with final results announced the following March or thereabouts.
Applications may involve publication in any language except Japanese, with publication required if support is awarded. Quality translation as well as negotiation and contracting with dependable publishers must be guaranteed upon application.
To date, the foundation has contributed to translation and publication in 28 languages including English (See the list of books). These efforts have helped introduce academic works relating to Japanese culture to a broad international audience, in fields from classical literature to art criticism and research in modern government and economics.
- Application Form
Application guidance and form may be downloaded.
- Application Deadline
The application should be sent by registered mail, and must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2021.