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HOME  >  Special Subject  >  2020  >  Migrants and Japanese Society

Program Objectives and Target Issues

The grant of the Special Subject "Migrants and Japanese Society" will be given to projects that study any of the five issues below and implement measures to address these issues (for example, building a mechanism or system to solve an issue or improve a situation) during the grant period. 

(1) Creation of an environment for maximizing the skills and potential of foreign talent
(2) Minimizing gaps among foreign residents in their access to information
(3) Examination of human and other resources in support of the care and support systems for foreign residents
(4) Attracting skilled human resources from abroad
(5) Lessons from insights and experiences gained through Japanese companies’ overseas operations

Comments by Selection Committee Chair

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Grant List of 2020

TYTID Project Title Project Leader Position, Organization Grant Amount (yen)
D20-MG-0004 A Survey of Japanese Companies Abroad: Changing Attitudes, Building a CrossCultural Management and Human Resources Model, and Transferring it to Japan to Accommodate Foreign Human Resources Takashi Moriya Professor, Ritsumeikan University 8,300,000
D20-MG-0017 Supporting migrant communities in accessing information and developing pathways for testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 Tamotsu Nakasa Chair, SHARE (Services for the Health in Asian & African Regions) 7,800,000
D20-MG-0018 International Joint Project toward the Construction and Deployment of "Multicultural Regional Vitalisation Models" based on Skilled Migrants' Entrepreneurship and Investment Atsushi Takeda Associate Professor, Faculty of Industrial Sociology, Ritsumeikan University 9,000,000
D20-MG-0022 Creating a society where anybody can give birth and raise children without worries: investigation on conditions of foreign parents raising children from pregnancy to pre-school nurturing Sakamoto Kumiko Representative, Network for intercultural and inclusive society / Chairman, Aidensha 8,800,000
D20-MG-0028 Road to a diverse society for all patients: Improving the quality of medical interpreters by establishing an OJT training system at medical institutions Hideomi Yamada Assistant Manager, International Medical Center, The University of Tokyo Hospital 7,100,000
D20-MG-0072 Strategic approaches for a social infrastructure to invite foreign human capital –Establishing a Japanese Qualification Framework (JQF) and utilizing Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) systems Shingo Ashizawa Professor, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Toyo University 9,000,000
Total 6 50,000,000

Grant Framework

Proposal Submission Period From September 7 to November 21, 2020, 23:59 Japan Standard Time
Application Requirements Details are available in the Guidelines
Total Amount of Grants 50 million yen
Expected Grant Amount (per project) JPY 5,000,000 to JPY 10,000,000
Project Period Two years (May 2021 – Apr 2023) or Three years (May 2021 – Apr 2024)
Selection of Grants Formal decisions on the awarding of grants will be made by the Toyota Foundation Board of Directors at a meeting, based on the deliberations of responsible Selection Committee consisting of external experts.
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