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Glen S. Fukushima announces major Fulbright donation

President Biden shakes hands with Glen Fukushima (right) while the U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel looks on. (Photo courtesy of the American Embassy in Tokyo.)
President Biden shakes hands with Glen Fukushima (right) while the U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel looks on. (Photo courtesy of the American Embassy in Tokyo.)
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25 May 2022 03:05:37 GMT9
25 May 2022 03:05:37 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: Glen S. Fukushima, Vice Chairman of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation and former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, has announced the establishment of the Fulbright-Glen S. Fukushima Fund through a $1 million donation to expand study and research opportunities for Japanese and Americans.  

This is the largest single donation ever made by a U.S. citizen to the U.S.-Japan Fulbright exchange program.  

Fukushima announced the move to President Joe Biden, who is currently in Japan.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity give back to the Fulbright Program, from which I benefited greatly when I was a Fulbright Fellow from Harvard University at the University of Tokyo in 1982-1983,” Fukushima said. “President Biden’s visit to Japan is the perfect occasion to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Fulbright Japan, and I hope my modest donation will contribute to promoting U.S.-Japan intellectual, educational, and cultural exchange.”

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel welcomed Fukushima’s commitment to promoting educational exchanges between the two countries: “The timing of the announcement during President Biden’s historic visit to Japan demonstrates the important role that individuals such as Mr. Fukushima play in strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance.”

The new Fund represents a major step forward for educational opportunities between the United States and Japan by supporting higher education. The Fulbright program in Japan has produced six Nobel Prize winners.

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