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The creation and continued existence of the Centre for Japanese Research as well as it various endeavors and the two endowed chairs housed within the Centre have been made possible by very generous donations from governments, association, firms and private individuals. Past donors are listed below and their contributions are very gratefully acknowledged.

CJR continues to seek funding to expand activities in a number of areas, particularly in supporting on-going programs and graduate students, bringing distinguished speakers to campus as well as in raising the profile of research on Japan within UBC, Canada and the world through donations to the CJR endowment. Should you be interested in making such a donation, please contact CJR or the College for Interdisciplinary Studies' Development Office.


Kind support of the Japan Foundation and the Council for Better Corporate Citizenship towards the Centre for Japanese Research initiative.

The government of British Columbia which matched gifts to the initial campaign.

Major Patron

  • Vancouver Japanese Businessmen's Association (Konwakai) & Friends

Distinguished Benefactor

  • The Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition (Osaka 1970)


  • Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc
  • Canfor Corporation
  • Daishowa Canada Ltd
  • Japan Airlines Co Limited
  • JTB International (Canada) Ltd
  • Marubeni Canada Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Canada Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
  • Mitsui & Co (Canada) Ltd
  • NKK Corporatino
  • Oji Paper Canada Ltd
  • Royal Trust
  • Sumitomo Canada Ltd
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Canada Ltd

Distinguished Contributor

  • Bank of Tokyo, Canada
  • Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd
  • Hitachi Seisakusho
  • Ichikizaki Foundation for Young Chemists
  • International Foundation for Lifetime Education
  • Itochu Canada Ltd
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Kawasaki Steel Corporation
  • Kobe Steel
  • Nippon Express Travel USA Inc
  • Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Nissho Iwai Canada Ltd
  • OK Gift Shop
  • Okabe Co Ltd
  • Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd
  • Tokyo Denryoku
  • Tokyu Corporation

Major Contributor

  • Advanced Energy Technologies Inc
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Canada Japan Society
  • Canada Oil Sands Co Ltd
  • Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank (Canada)
  • Daiwa Shooken
  • Dowa Mining Company Ltd
  • Fraser Wharves Ltd
  • Fuji Bank
  • Haseman Canada Corporation
  • Honen Corporation
  • Industrial Bank of Japan (Canada)
  • Kanematsu Canada Inc
  • Kintestu International Express (Canada) Ltd
  • Kirin Brewery Co Ltd
  • Kumon Educational Institute of BC Inc
  • Kyowa Exeo Corporation
  • Misawa Homes of Canada Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Bank of Canada
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Oil Co Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Yuka
  • Mitsui Home Company Ltd
  • Mitsui Kinzoku Koogyoo
  • Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd
  • Nichimen Corporation
  • Nihon Sanso Co Ltd
  • Nikkoo Shooken Co Ltd
  • Nippon Express Canada Ltd
  • Nippon Shingo Co Ltd
  • Nippon Travel Agency Canada Ltd
  • Nippon Yusen KK
  • Nishimatsu Construction Co Ltd
  • Nisshin Steel Co Ltd
  • Nittestu Mining Co Ltd
  • Noritake Canada Ltd
  • Okaya & Co Ltd
  • Okura & Canada Co Ltd
  • Pentel Stationery of Canada Ltd
  • PNC Exploration (Canada) Ltd
  • Richmond Nissan Ltd
  • Sakura Bank (Canada)
  • Sanwa Bank Canada
  • Sumitomo Forestry Co Ltd
  • Takasago Thermal Engineering Co Ltd
  • Tokyo Marine Corporation Ltd
  • Tokyo Sekkai Kogyo Co Ltd
  • Tokyo Tekkotsu Kyooryoo Seisakusho Co Ltd
  • Tokyu Air Cargo Corporation
  • Tokyu Canada Corporation
  • Toyota Canada
  • Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc


  • Canadian Association of Tour Operators
  • CIPA Lumber Co Ltd
  • CNB Investments Ltd
  • Daiwa Canada Ltd
  • Douglas Manufactured Homes Ltd
  • Godo Steel Ltd
  • Hi-To Fisheries
  • Hokkaido Takushoku Bank Ltd
  • Kawasho International Canada Ltd
  • Makita Canada Inc
  • Mitsui Kaijoo Kasai
  • Mycom Canada Ltd
  • Nakayama Steel Works Ltd
  • Nissin Transport (Canada) Inc
  • Showa Line Ltd
  • Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Co Ltd
  • Tohmatsu & Co
  • Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co Ltd
  • Tokyo Boeki Canada Ltd
  • Tomen Canada Ltd
  • Toyo Tire Canada Ltd

Distinguished Supporter

  • CTC Trading Ltd
  • Diners Club of Japan Inc
  • Komatsu Canada Ltd
  • Overseas Merchandise Inspection Company Ltd
  • Sumitomo Life Canada Inc
  • VITA Travel Canada Ltd

Major Supporter

  • Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc
  • Daimaru Kogyo Ltd
  • Day-Lee Foods Inc
  • EDK Development Inc
  • Kureo R & D Ltd
  • Minolta Canada Ltd
  • Showa Ota & Co Ltd
  • Yamaha
  • Yamane Lumber Co Ltd
  • Yamato Transport (Canada) Inc


  • Araki Gallery
  • JVC
  • Mr. Robert Mann
  • Miki House Canada Co ltd
  • Mr. Edward Odishaw
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