HAYASHI Yoshimasa
Minister for Foreign Affairs


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Japan Foundation, a year of major milestones for JF.
I would like to pay tribute to all those involved in JF for their efforts to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries, and I hope that the people-to-people exchanges fostered through JF will continue to serve as a bridge for further friendship between Japan and the world.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will continue to work hand in hand with JF, striving to promote international cultural exchange.

On the occasion of “The Japan Foundation Awards Ceremony 2022 Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Japan Foundation” on October 19, 2022.