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 THE 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.

  • Reflecting JCIE’s roots, the fund involves up-and-coming political leaders in exchanges that deepen mutual understanding and encourage international cooperation.
  • It cultivates promising policy experts and practitioners in a wide range of fields by involving them in international forums alongside senior leaders, helping develop their capacity to participate in high-level, substantive dialogues and building up their networks.
  • The fund also supports initiatives to help next-generation leaders from the nonprofit and business sectors build ties with political leaders, diplomats, and policy experts from around the world so that they can participate more effectively in international affairs.

 

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.

The Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund has helped support the following programs:

The 3rd Annual Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Seminar, co-hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations (2015)
Help Us Honor Tadashi's Legacy

To find out how you can contribute, please click on the links below:

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:

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
475 Riverside Drive, Suite  731
New York, NY 10115 USA

2. Donate online

Please click here to make a donation through JCIE’s PayPal account.

* 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. Kiyoko Shiromasa.

3. For donations by bank wire, or for donations of stocks, bonds, or other securities, please contact Ms. Kiyoko Shiromasa at (212) 679-4130 or email us at admin@jcie.org.

 

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@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

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.

Donations can be made via bank wire (please call us or email us at admin@jcie.org).

Donations by check should be drawn on a US bank, made out to “Japan Center for International Exchange,” and mailed to:

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
475 Riverside Drive, Suite  731
New York, NY 10115 USA

Or you can 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. Kiyoko Shiromasa.

 

Many people from around the world have supported the Tadashi Yamamoto Memorial Fund, which honors the founder of JCIE and allows us to carry on his mission of engaging young leaders in international dialogue. We thank them for their generosity.

About Tadashi Yamamoto

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.