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JaDe e.V.

The "Foundation for the Promotion of Japanese-German Scientific and Cultural Relations" (in short: "JaDe Foundation") was initially founded in 1974 as the JaDe Association. At the time, the Japanese government provided the Federal Republic of Germany with a one-time, substantial financial donation on the occasion of a state visit by Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei. These funds were to be used to support projects that would disseminate knowledge about Japan in a wide variety of fields and deepen cultural and scientific relations between the two countries. The administration of the capital and the annual allocation of funds from the interest income was transferred to the Association for the Promotion of Japanese-German Cultural Relations, Cologne (JaDe), whose membership consisted of representatives of a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.