Japan has successfully risen to great prosperity through technological innovation in the 20th century, including improved production technologies, transportation means, communication, and many more. Thus, Japan today enjoys a solid reputation among the nations of the world, and each year plays an increasing role in the global community.

However, serious and complex problems are arising in many parts of the world, such as environmental pollution, overpopulation, food shortages, racism, and conflicts between ethnic groups. To help deal with the situation, Japan must nurture as many able and talented people as possible who can correctly identify the problems and develop solutions.

To this end, the Honjo International Scholarship Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to bright students who are struggling to study under different conditions in developing nations as well as to those Japanese students studying abroad, to help them learn advanced technologies and improve their good intentions will serve as a bridge connecting Japan with the rest of the world in culture and mutual friendships.