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International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking applicants for the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan for the 2021–2022 academic year.  

Founded in 1997, the IAF in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan.  

The program provides a select group of mid-career professionals the opportunity to carry out research while affiliated with appropriate institutions in Japan, and to establish long-term professional and personal ties through their activities. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. Knowledge of Japanese is not a requirement. 

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a competitive stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. 

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by October 31, 2020. For more information, please visit our website or contact