Try saying that quickly five times in a row. I wasn’t aware of this program until now, but it sounds pretty attractive:
Working closely with the National Institute for Japanese Language, this program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by leading non-resident and non-Japanese researchers of the Japanese language and/or Japanese instruction, as well as those of younger non-Japanese researchers with fresh points of view. These researchers and instructors are invited to Japan to further their studies.
Check out the details here.