Foundation Information

Name: The Resona Foundation for Asia and Oceania
Address: Bingomachi-Nomura Bldg.,1-8 Bingomachi 2-chome Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Tel:+81-6-6203-9481 URL https:www.resona-ao.or.jp/ E-Mail info@resona-ao.or.jp
Date of establishment: Oct.27th,1989
Founder:Resona Bank, Ltd.
Jurisdiction government: Cabinet Office
Specific asset amount: \875M
Representative Director: Tatsuya Okahashi
Business contents:
Grants for research on the Asia-Oceania region
Holding seminars that contribute to overseas business development
Holding symposiums on environmental issues and social issues
Support for environmental conservation activities in the Asia-Oceania region

Greetings from the Representative

This foundation was established in 1989 for the stability and prosperity of the world through international exchange activities with the people of Asia and Oceania. The first project we started was to support researchers in the area of Asia and Oceania in order to deepen understanding of the history and culture of the region. In particular, we are focusing on training young researchers. We have subsidized a total of 650 million yen to more than 400 people and have produced many experts. From 2011, we started holding seminars mainly for companies in order to promote economic cooperation. With the cooperation of many people, it has been held 56 times and is currently available on YouTube. We also focus on serious environmental problems, support small-scale sustainable environmental projects in the Asia-Oceania region. We have subsidized a total of 111 million yen for 42 projects and are trying to restore coexistence with nature. Today, serious problems that threaten peace are occurring frequently in the world such as catastrophes caused by climate change and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As the cooperative system centered on Europe and the United States is shaken, the roles of the Asia-Oceania region and Japan in the international community are increasing. We will continue to contribute to mutual understanding and cooperation with the Asia-Oceania region through exchange projects in the three fields of academy, economy, and the environment, and contribute to the peace of the world. We would like to ask for your cooperation, guidance and encouragement.

Tatsuya Okahashi

Seminar programs

We will hold seminars, symposiums,and international conferences on politics, economy, culture, history, environment, etc. of Asian and Oceanian countries including Japan. Especially for Japanese companies in order to provide with valuable information and advice on expanding overseas business, we will focus on topics of high interest such as the latest situation, international issues, new business, and successful business cases in Asia and Oceania countries and the world.

Grant programs

In order to contribute to improving mutual understanding between Japan and countries and regions in Asia and Oceania, we will support for research activities in the social sciences and humanities (social, culture, history, politics, economics, etc.) related to Asian and Oceanian countries and regions. Specifically, we are implementing the following three programs.

Research Project Grants

We will support those who research and study in the above research fields. We will focus on young researchers (those under the age of 40) who cannot obtain support from the government, public institutions, and general companies.

International Academic Exchange Grants

In the same research field, we will support international conferences, symposiums, seminars, and human resource exchanges for the purpose of international academic exchange.

Publication Grants

In the same research field, we will support the publication of research results.

Environmental programs

In order to protect the natural environment in Asia and Oceania regions, we will provide a grant (Resona Environmental Grant) to those who engage in small-scale environmental projects working with local people. We hope that this grant, which seeks the connection between nature and people, will spread to more regions and contribute to solving environmental problems in the region.

Application for Funding for 2024 Grant Projects

  • Application for Funding
  • Research Project Grants and International Academic Exchange Grants Application Form
  • Publication Grants Application Form