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
Comments by the Selection Committee Chair on the Grant Program 2021
||Grant Amount (yen）
||Prototyping financial inclusion system for financially excluded foreign residents based on participatory research for financial exclusion of foreign residents in Japan
||REEP Foundation, Managing Director
||Survey on the actual conditions of employment of refugees living in the Tokai region and efforts to improve their working environment
||Door to Asylum Nagoya, Coordinator
||Co-Creation Platform for Evidence Based Migration Policy Making
||Hitotsubashi University, Professor
||Establishing a Multilingual Consultation Desk Network for Foreign Human Resource Inclusion in a Post-Corona Society and Developing a System for Training Professional Human Resources
||NGO Resource Center for Multicultural Community Tokai, Representative Director
||Issues and Measures for Human Resource Development of ASEAN Engineers Working in Japan
||Faculty of Economics, Meijo University, Professor
||Research and Analysis of Changes in Mindset and Behavior of International Students and Human Resources in Companies through Mutual Mentoring and Systematization of Training Model
||An-Nahal Inc., CEO & Founder
||Development and dissemination of a multilingual online health and wellbeing information crowdsourcing platform by a multinational team - Towards equitable access to healthcare
||University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Community and Global Health, Visiting Scientist
|Proposal Submission Period
||From September 6 to November 20, 2021, 23:59 Japan Standard Time
||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
||Two years (May 2022 – Apr 2024) or Three years (May 2022 – Apr 2025)
|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.
"The Forefront of Accepting Foreign Human Resources: From the Field of Children, Employment, and Health"
We invited several grantees to report their projects online and digest movies are dubbed in English.
Session 1: "Childrearing and Institutions"
Session 2: "Inviting and Accepting Human Capital"
Session 3: "Communication in Healthcare"