KAKEHASHI Project: Japan-U.S. Youth Exchange Project 23 Japanese American Young Adults, Group 1 5/19 - 29, to visit Japan and trace the history and roots of Japanese descendants

April 3, 2014

Starting from fiscal year 2014, the Japan Foundation carries out the "Japan-U.S. Young Creators Exchange" Program to cover four major areas of 'Cool Japan': fashion, design, anime, and art. This time, the Program will focus on an area of design and dispatch its second group to the U.S. in April 2014. The group members consist of five young designers who won the Good Design Award and have gained an international acclaim.

The participating designers aim to achieve Japan's social innovation through a wide variety of designs, such as communication design for disaster-stricken areas and smartphone application development. For this Program, it is expected that they and their original works will promote a new model of Japanese society.

During the seven-day tour in the U.S., the world's leading country in design, the participants will visit design-related facilities and/or institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and Google Inc. They will have exchange activities with U.S. young designers, too.

Contact

Contact
The Japan Foundation
Youth Exchange Bureau: Koide (Mr.) 
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6022 
E-mail: Tetsuya_Koide@jpf.go.jp
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Press Contact
The Japan Foundation
Communication Center: Kawakubo (Ms.), Mugitani (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6089 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
E-mail:press@jpf.go.jp
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