University Scholarship

Toshiba International Foundation's Support for Japan Studies

children playingToshiba International Foundation’s (TIFO) consistent support for the Project on Japanese Theatre; Film and the Performing Arts; publication of important books written by Pitt’s outstanding faculty in the humanities and social sciences; and lecture series that explore Japanese perspectives has helped to establish Pitt as a leader in Japan Studies.

Gifts totaling over $300,000 have helped to raise the level of scholarship on contemporary Japanese society; integrate the study of Japanese society and film; enhance students' understanding of Japanese history and culture; and better understand the interplay of western and Japanese dramatic traditions.