Message from the President
Kanematsu Foundation for the Research of Foreign Trade
The Kanematsu Foundation for the Research of Foreign Trade was established in 1940, endowed by funds donated to Kobe Higher Commercial School (now Kobe University), with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Japan through scholarships and grants for research into trade and international economy.
In 1993, the Kanematsu Fellowship--a Kanematsu postgraduate research scholarship--was jointly established by the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration of Kobe University, the Kanematsu Foundation for the Research of Foreign Trade, and Kanematsu Corporation. Every year, graduate students are invited to submit their dissertations to apply for the fellowship. The Kanematsu Fellowship thus provides graduate students in the fi elds of economics, management, and accounting across Japan with opportunities to win a research fellowship and to present their research.