The American counterpart of one of Japan's leading international affairs organizations, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) fosters dialogue and cooperation between Japan, the United States, and other countries around the world.


Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund


One of Japan's leading internationalists, Tadashi Yamamoto pioneered a style of highly personal face-to-face diplomacy that built a network of ties among leaders around the world and advanced international cooperation in many areas. The Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund honors his life and legacy by enabling JCIE, the institution that he founded, to carry on his life's work.


About Tadashi Yamamoto


Yamamoto addresses the Shimoda Conference (2011)

In 1970, at the age of 34, Tadashi Yamamoto left a promising career to launch JCIE as one of the first independent international affairs institutes in his country. As Japan was reemerging on the world stage as a major power, he felt that there was a pressing need to strengthen his country's contributions to the international community. However, at that time in Japan, the concept of a nongovernmental institution that was completely free from government or business control playing a role in foreign affairs was considered revolutionary; moreover, it was nearly unthinkable for such a young person to undertake so bold of an initiative. But despite steep odds, his improbable new organization quickly grew and eventually became one of the country's leading international affairs institutes. (Read more…..)



Donating to the Fund

In the United States

Donations to the memorial fund can be made to JCIE/USA, a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. These should be considered tax deductible in accordance with US law.


1. Donate by check—If you would like to make a gift by mail, please make a check out to "Japan Center for International Exchange," indicate "Memorial Fund," and mail to this address.

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
135 West 29th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10001 USA


2. Donate online

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* Most donations do not require setting up a free PayPal account. But there is a lifetime maximum of $4,000 for each credit card/bank account for those who do not hold PayPal accounts. Should you encounter any troubles, please email Ms. Marie Louise Keen at mkeen <at> jcie.org.


3. Donate by bank wire—Please inquire at (212) 679-4130 or email Ms. Marie Louise Keen at mkeen <at> jcie.org.


4. Donate stocks, bonds, and other securities—Please inquire at (212) 679-4130.


For further information:

Please call us at (212) 679-4130 or email Ms. Marie Louise Keen at mkeen <at> jcie.org.


In Japan

Donations can be made to JCIE/Japan in Tokyo. As a Japanese nonprofit organization (a public benefit corporation/koeki zaidan hojin), donations to JCIE/Japan can be tax deductible under Japanese law.


Donate by bank wire

Please call us at (03) 3446-7781 or email yamamotofund <at> jcie.or.jp


For further information:

Please call us at (03) 3446-7781

日本語でのお問い合わせは, (03) 3446-7781


From outside of Japan and the United States

Donations to the memorial fund can be made to JCIE/USA, a US-based nonprofit organization. These should be considered tax deductible for US taxpayers.


1. Donate by bank wire

Please inquire at (212) 679-4130 or email Ms. Marie Louise Keen at mkeen <at> jcie.org.


2. Donate online



3. Donate by check

If you would like to make a gift by mail, that can be done by sending a check drawn on a US bank that is made out to "Japan Center for International Exchange" at this address.

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
135 West 29th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10001
USA



About the Memorial Fund

The Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund was established with an inaugural gift from the Yamamoto family to honor Yamamoto's life and legacy. Throughout his career, Tadashi Yamamoto made special efforts to involve young leaders and experts in international dialogue. The memorial fund carries on this mission by supporting JCIE activities that engage emerging leaders from politics, government, civil society, and other walks of life in the type of substantive policy dialogue that builds the foundations for greater international cooperation.


Through these activities, the Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund enables JCIE to strengthen the capacity of the next generation of leaders in Japan and around the world to contribute to the global community. It is operated as a board-designated endowment, providing annual support on a flexible and continuing basis in order to carry on Yamamoto's historic legacy for decades to come.

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About JCIE

Founded in 1970, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is one of the few independent, nongovernmental organizations in the field of international affairs in Japan. An American partner organization, JCIE/USA, was established in New York in 1975, at first to support activities led by JCIE in Japan, but more recently, also initiating programs with a broader base, all advancing the vision of JCIE and its founder, Tadashi Yamamoto. JCIE's many contributions through the programs that Yamamoto created include the following: