The Philippines-Japan Friendship Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization was established on July 08, 1974 upon receipt of a donation of one million U.S. Dollars from the Government of Japan, as a result of the recovery of Lt. Hiroo Onoda from the jungles of Lubang Island where he stood his ground for thirty (30) years despite the end of the Pacific War. The purposes, for which the foundation was organized, are as follows:
1. To promote, carry on, conduct and encourage the advancement and development of education, scientific research and training in the fields of industry, economics, technology, agriculture, environment, history, sociology and the humanities, and all other sciences or fields of human knowledge and endeavor, with special emphasis on the research development, training, and related activities designed to contribute to the maximation of economic productivity and community development, wider distribution of social and economic values, protection and improvement of the environment, and the promotion of social contact, understanding, friendship and cooperation among the different classes of our people as well as with the other peoples of Asia through financial aid and support, grants, scholarships, sponsorships, donations and other forms of aid or assistance, and to disseminate the result of scientific technological and other research and development;
2. To sponsor, assist, support, promote, encourage and finance activities and projects related to education, industry, economics, technology, agriculture, environment, history, sociology and the humanities, and provide means to give travel grants, scholarships, seminars, conferences, and awards to attain that purposes.
SUPPORT TO THE AFFILIATES
The Philippines-Japan Friendship Foundation, Inc. (PJFF) played a vital role in the establishment of several affiliate organizations and it continues to support these organizations, as follows:
- PJFF established and operates a common Secretariat that serves its affiliate organizations, particularly, the
- PJFF also extends support to the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA) in connection with its various alumni activities, including programs related to the ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA).
- PJFF manages, maintains and operates its various properties, namely:
- 3rd Floor, Dominion Building 833 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City – properties for lease;
- 6th and 7th Floors, Electra House Building, 115-117 Esteban corner V. A. Rufino Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City – headoffice of PJFF and its affiliate organizations; houses the Makati Campus of the PIJLC and NCF;
- The Philippines-Japan Friendship Center, R. Papa Street, Sampaloc, Manila – main campus of the PIJLC and NCF;
- The Philippines-Japan Alumni Center, S. H. Loyola Street, Sampaloc, Manila – student dormitory and main office of PHILFEJA.
- PJFF oversees the management and operation of the PIJLC and NCF, particularly for non-academic concerns;
- In addition to the above, the PJFF grants donations for humanitarian, charitable and civic purposes.