Activities of JSPS Alumni Associations
In Germany, the JSPS Club, established in 1995, advanced its agenda of activities carried out voluntarily by former JSPS fellows. The success of this Alumni Club in Germany has led the way to the other countries. JSPS alumni associations have been established one after another in France(2003), the UK(2004), the US(2004), Sweden(2005), India(2006), Egypt(2008), Korea(2008), Eastern Africa(2008), Bangladesh(2009), Finland(2009), Thailand(2010), China(2010) and the Philippines(2013). Most of these alumni associations are affiliated with JSPS Overseas Offices except for those alumni associations in India and Korea. In the spring of 2014, the UK alumni association opened the door to the former fellows in the Republic of Ireland to join and "The JSPS Alumni Association of the UK and the Republic of Ireland" has been launched.