Program to Strengthen Livelihood and Business Foundations for Japanese Nationals Overseas and People of Japanese Descent (Nikkei)

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan decided to implement the Program to support to Japanese nationals overseas and Nikkei whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

 Eligible projects should have aim to take measures to prevent the spread of infection or to support the creation of environments conducive to business in Japanese expatriate and Nikkei communities through overseas Japanese associations, Japan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Nikkei groups etc.

 Applications are open to organizations and groups overseas wishing to implement relevant projects.(Application period: March 15 to July 30) For details of the application procedures, please refer to the following link:

 For further inquiries or sending application, please contact us by email (
In order to ensure that Japanese nationals overseas etc. will widely benefit from their projects, applicant organizations and groups are strongly encouraged to roll out their plans in advance to a wide range of potential beneficiaries through their public relations efforts and to make sure that these projects do not exclude non-members.