ACC Tokyo provides artists, scholars, and arts professionals opportunities for transformative cultural exchange between Japan and the United States, as well as Japan and the rest of Asia. Since 1963, we have supported more than 600 exchanges of individuals from Japan. We are a resource for ACC grantees and alumni traveling to the region, a convener of the arts community, and are supported by the fundraising efforts of local donors, foundations, and events.
In 1983, the ACC Tokyo office was established through a generous donation from Seiji Tsutsumi and the Seibu Saison Group. This donation seeded the Japan-United States Art Program, ACC’s endowment dedicated to Japan-U.S. exchange.
From 1993 through 2014, funds for additional endowment in Japan were spearheaded by ACC alumni. To further support our programs and activities in Japan, the Asian Cultural Council Japan Foundation (ACCJF) was established in 2018.
Japan Virtual Exchange Program
The Asian Cultural Council is sponsoring a special fellowships and grants program supporting virtual exchange and engagement in the arts between Japan and Asia, and between Japan and the United States. The Japan Virtual Exchange Program is a limited initiative serving projects taking place between December 2020-December 2021. Applications accepted from Friday September 18th through Thursday October 15 JST (October 14 EDT).
Voices from Grantees
"Voices from Grantees" features Grantees' fellowship memoirs, refelctions and thoughts, as well as essays related to ACC's mission of cross-cultural understanding and international exchange.
Archives of ACC Japan's events are available here.
ACC Japan Members and ACC Japan Supporters
Join ACC Japan Foundation’s membership program, ACC Japan Members and ACC Japan Supporters.
＊Annual membership fee (donation)＊
ACC Japan Members:
Individuals: 30,000 JPY or more / Corporations: 100,000 JPY or more
ACC Japan Supporters：
Individuals only: from 10,000 JPY to less than 30,000 JPY
Ernest M. Higa
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