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: \924M
Representative Director: Hajime Kosaka
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

The Asia-Oceania region, where about 60% of the world’s people live, has abundant nature, and has cultivated its own deep history and culture. In addition, the rapid economic growth in recent years, has brought gross domestic product (GDP) to one-third of the world's total, further increasing its presence in the international community. On the other hand, in Japan, economic growth is stagnant due to social maturity and population decline, and it is required to deepen mutual understanding with the region and cooperate more closely for the future. Our foundation was established in 1989 by the Resona Bank with the aim of contributing to the peace and prosperity of the Asia-Oceania region and the building of friendly relations between the region with Japan. Since its establishment, we have continued to support young researchers studying the Asia-Oceania region. So far, we have provided a total of 620 million yen to about 380 people and have produced many area studies specialists. The seminars concerned about oversea or Asia business development and environmental issues, supported by everyone, have held 50 times over. The supports for environmental conservation projects in the Asia-Oceania region is kinds of SDGs’ activity, have taken 38 projects until now, have provided a total of 100 million yen over. Now the world is having many deeply problems and actively discussed about social remaking and the rules of international cooperation. We will strive to strengthen cooperation much more with the Asia-Oceania region through exchange programs in the three areas academic (humanities and social sciences), economic, and environmental conservation, while responding to changes in the times. We look forward to your kindness, support, and guidance.

Hajime Kosaka

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 2023 Grant Projects