The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Other forms of financial aid (private foundations, etc.)

Provided by National Governments through JASSO

National government aid to students from the following nations is administered by JASSO: Russia, India, Mongolia, Mexico, Germany, Israel, Finland, Belgium (both Flemish and French-speaking areas), Iceland, Brunei Darussalam, Denmark (both Danish government and Danish language scholarships), China, Australia, Lithuania, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Every year, several outstanding students in the Departments of Regional Studies and Comparative Studies are employed as special researchers to provide economic support while they continue their research. In 2015, two students in Regional Studies and two students in Comparative Studies were selected for this funding.

Other Sources

The Shibusawa Foundation for Ethnological Studies (Shibuzawa Eiichi Prize, support for graduate student research activities, support for ethnological projects, support for participation in international academic meetings).
The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation (Research support, Konosuke Matsushita International Scholarships), Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund, Kotsuiji Ikueikai (financial aid for traffic accident orphans), Inner Mongolia University Chinese Government Assistance [Inner Mongolia University], Bourses du gouvernement fran?ais [Embassy of France in Japan], Kigyoka Shien Zaidan (Entrepreneur Support Foundation), Japan Association of University Women