International affairs, policy, and regional concerns intersect at the Columbus Council of World Affairs. Global issues from health care and education to free trade in webcasts, seminars, and presentations. Visit their collaboration effort, the 2012 Global Report to see the amazing statistics and information on how global goes local in the Columbus region.
On the academic and educational side, IJS supports teachers, presents academic lectures and programming, and provides educational outreach to schools across the state.
The Ohio State University
You cannot go far in Central Ohio, or Ohio in general, before running into the grand presence of The Ohio State University. One of the country's largest universities, they have a great many resources in every field. So perhaps forgive the inordinately large number of links and seeming partiality to this one of Ohio's many great universities.
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
NEWS AND INFORMATION
FOUNDATIONS AND GRANTING AGENCIES
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) is an independent U.S. federal agency. Its mission is to sustain the U.S.-Japan relationship by promoting Japan Studies, and collaborative institutional efforts, partnerships, and people-to-people exchanges that advance common interests between the United States and Japan.
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
CGP was established in 1991 to promote collaboration between the people of Japan, the United States, and beyond in order to address issues of global concern.
The Laurasian Institution
Laurasian Institution is a not-for-profit educational organization, specializing in meaningful, high-quality, exchange and education programs driven by their curricular design.
Ohio Development Services Agency
The Ohio Development Services Agency is committed to creating jobs and building strong communities while ensuring accountability and transparency of taxpayer money and exceptional customer service.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) was established in 1948 as a means to further develop commerce between the United States of America and Japan, promote the interests of U.S. companies and members, and improve the international business environment in Japan including the commitment to demonstrating responsible corporate citizenship.