IHJ Commemorative Donation

We are deeply grateful to all those whose names are listed here for their generous contributions to our 70th anniversary.

Donors’ List (in chronological order, without titles) (Updated: Nov. 28, 2022)

 

Yukihiko AMAGI Ichiro ARAKI Masami MIZUNO
Isao HORII Noboru SAKAKIBARA Teruo KISHI
Taisuke MIYAJIMA Ryugo HAYANO Masakuni HOSOBUCHI
Toshiaki TAGUCHI Takatane KIUCHI Amagi Co., Ltd.
Kenjiro EGASHIRA Aiko NEGISHI Mutsuo IWAI
Jiro YOSHINO Tetsuya YASUKOCHI Ernest Matsuo HIGA
Jalec Co.,Ltd. Hospitality Management Tsumie YAMAGUCHI
Yoshihisa KAWAMURA Doris WONG NG SHEK MIU Yuji SUZUKI
Reiko FUNABASHI-KINOSHITA Shunichi HOSOKAWA
Masatsugu SHIDACHI Takashiro FURUHATA Taro KIMURA
Shoichiro ODAGAKI Chizuko UENO John W. DARCY
Toyoko McGOVERN Kenjiro EGASHIRA Sanwa Co., Ltd.
Charles D. LAKE II Seiko LAKE Shunji NISHIHARA
Tatsuhiko ANDO Nippon Mirai Holdings Co., Ltd.
Steve BLOOM Portland Japanese Garden and the Japan Institute
Haruki KAMIYAMA Kiyoshi MUTO Yukinori TAKAHASHI
Koichi SUGITA Akiko MURAI Mamoru DOI
Tsuyoshi NAGANO Kamezo SAITO Masami KOBAYASHI
Kiyoshi HAMADA Randall COLLINS Masahiro HORIE
Kazumi YAMAMOTO Yoshinao ORIHARA Makoto HASEGAWA
Kazuo JUMONJI Isao IWAI ETIC Inc.
Toshio OGOSHI Sota YOSHINO Makoto KUNIYOSHI
Yoshihide SOEYA Debra HAZELTON & Lindsay ANDERSON
Hikaru KINOUCHI Madeleine KIM Akiyasu EGAWA
Shinichi ISHIKAWA Masayuki TAKAYA Yutaka SAWA
Sumiko KOBAYASHI Ikuo MIYAHARA Yoko HATTORI
Sotaro ISHII Tamie TAKATSU Fumiaki KUBO
Shoichi HASHI Goji WADA Yuko-Keiso Co.,Ltd.
Takako YOSHIMURA Masayo TADA Keiichi ISONO
Yasushi AKASHI Masahisa IKEDA Rie SENO
Seiko Holdings Corporation William F. HONAMAN
Chris BRÜNGER Ikuji NAKAYA

Fundraising Campaign of the Century

The International House of Japan (I-House) was established on August 27, 1952. It was a moment when John D. Rockefeller III and Shigeharu Matsumoto, who believed that an understanding of diverse values and cultures was the key to improving postwar international relations, finally realized their goal of advancing international cooperation.
On November 19 of that year, Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida inaugurated a fundraising campaign for the construction of I-House. The campaign reached the goal of raising 100 million yen (equivalent to 2.7 billion yen today) at a time when the prime minister’s monthly salary was just 110,000 yen.
Together with matching funds of US$676,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation, the
I-House building was completed in 1955. To mark the occasion, Yoshida donated a work of his own calligraphy, quoting from the Analects of Confucius: “Is it not delightful to have friends come from distant quarters?” This work now hangs in the I-House lobby.

Photo: Shigeru Yoshida's Calligraphy

The site of I-House formerly belonged to the Kyōgoku Clan, with ownership subsequently changing to Kaoru Inoue, Prince Kuninomiya, and the Akaboshi and Iwasaki families, before being passed on to I-House. The building was designed jointly by three prominent Japanese architects—Kunio Maekawa, Junzō Sakakura, and Junzō Yoshimura—and was registered as a tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. The House Garden, designated a place of scenic beauty, was created for the Iwasaki family by famed landscape designer Jihei Ogawa VII and remains intact to this day. I-House has hosted such renowned global figures as Eleanor D. Roosevelt, Walter Gropius, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Kabayama and Matsumoto

Achieving Our Mission

Contribute to building a free, open, and sustainable future through intellectual dialogue, policy research, and cultural exchange
with a diverse world

To realize this mission, I-House aims to become a center of intellectual exchange for not only Japan but also the Asia-Pacific region and to make a greater global impact. We will create and pass on to subsequent generations a “place” where people can co-create a new society and expand our programming. Without your continued support, I-House will be unable to carry out its activities.

Target Amount: 2 Billion Yen

Donor Recognition

Following honors will be bestowed to donors. (Click to enlarge)

Donation amounts are the cumulative totals through the end of March 2029 (prior notification is required). Please contact us for details.

*1 Donor Nameplate
*2 Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon

If you are kindly considering making a donation, please refer to the following URL for procedures and tax benefits.
https://www.i-house.or.jp/eng/donate/

For further information

Donation Office
International House of Japan
Tel:03-3470-9115 (Mon.-Fri. 9 am–5 pm)
E-mail: okimochi#i-house.or.jp (please replace # with @)